On Thursday, the precious metal gold firmed above $1,900 as the dollar declined, with bargain hunters posting on a resumption of bullion’s broader upwards trend brought by its recent steep slide from a record peak. On the positive side, U.S. President Donald Trump showed too much optimism about the U.S. economy during the White House press conference on early Thursday morning in Asia. As per Trump’s keywords, “U.S. economic performance significantly better than Europe.”
He also said, ” We’re doing amazingly well with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and therapeutics.” However, these positive statements helped the equity market limit its deeper losses and capped the further upside for the yellow metal prices. On the positive side is the Republican leader’s willingness to cut payroll taxes after the November month elections.
Meanwhile, the upbeat market performance could also be associated with the reports that President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Steven Kaplan keep pushing the government for further unemployment benefits while refraining from imposing any lockdowns retractions. At the coronavirus front, the COVID-19 cases remain on the card and continue to affect the U.S. economic recovery. As per the latest report, the figures have crossed almost 5.2 million cases in the U.S. alone as of August 13, as per the Johns Hopkins University and millions unemployed.
Considering the failure of agreeing on the coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package, the broad-based U.S. dollar was down on Thursday morning in Asia. Although market investors have stuck between optimism and uncertainty over the delayed package, some claimed that U.S. economic recovery depended on both sides reaching an agreement. Moreover, the weaker U.S. dollar could also be associated with the on-going doubt about the U.S. economic recovery amid intensifying coronavirus cases. Whereas, the losses in the U.S. dollar become the key factor that kept the gold prices supportive as the price of gold is inversely related to the U.S. dollar price.
Speaking about the signal, it was doing pretty well as we tried to trade the choppy session within 1,953 – 1,910 level. Unfortunately, the market reversed right before hitting our take profit. Our stop loss was too tight, considering the current level of volatility in the market. For now, the precious metal is trading at 1,930, and the upper and lower boundary of 1,953 to 1,910 level is providing resistance and support, respectively. You can either take a sell trade below 1,953 level or buy trade over 1,910 support. Good luck!