On Friday, the precious metal gold prices crept lower, exhibiting one of the sharpest weekly drops in two and a half years. The stronger greenback pressured on gold prices while confidence about U.S.-China trade negotiations depressed bullion’s safe-haven bid.
Gold is declining as the buck is performing great, and few traders who purchased gold as a haven are running out. The dollar index was directed for a weekly profit as it profited from the report that China and the United States had admitted to rolling back taxes as part of a possible preliminary agreement to settle their trade war.
Nonetheless, some uncertainties arose as administrators inside and outside the White House rejected the idea of bending up punitive tariffs. The uncertainty limited bullion’s decline.
Meantime, European stock benchmarks departed from the prior session’s speak as contradictory signs from China and the United States on development made in trade discussions collapsed market expectations of a near-term truce.
Gold – XAU/USD – Daily Technical Levels
Pivot Point: 1,489.31
On Friday, gold prices may find immediate support around 1,457 level. This level is extended by a double bottom level on the 4-hour chart. The MACD and RSI are exhibiting sharp bearish bias.
Today, the closing of the 4-hour candle above 1,457 area is likely to offer us a bullish retracement. Until then, we can stay bearish below 1,467 area. All the best!