Gold price pares the weekly gain, the second consecutive one, after the Thanksgiving holiday as traders seek more clues to stay bullish amid mixed clues. Also testing the XAUUSD buyers is the cautious mood ahead of today’s preliminary readings of the US S&P Global PMIs for November. That said, a downward-sloping RSI line from the overbought territory and the bearish MACD signals also add strength to the pullback moves. However, a fortnight-long bullish channel formation’s bottom line, close to $1,989 by the press time, challenges the bullion sellers. Following that, the 200-SMA level of $1,959 will be the final defense of the bulls before giving control to the bears.
Meanwhile, the $2,000 psychological magnet and the previous monthly high surrounding $2,010 will test the short-term Gold buyers during the quote’s fresh recovery. In a case where the XAUUSD remains firmer past $2,010, the aforementioned channel’s top line, close to $2,023 at the latest, will prod the upside momentum before directing the bulls toward the 61.8% Fibonacci Expansion (FE) of the precious metal’s October-November moves, near $2,054.
Overall, the Gold Price is likely to witness further weakness but the bullish trend remains intact beyond the 200-SMA.