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GOLD (XAU/USD) ANALYSIS
- Optimistic Momentum Indicates Favorable Gold Outlook for 2024
- Gold Volatility Surges, Future Trends Remain Uncertain
After an extraordinary trading day, the gold market takes a moment to steady itself. With a 5.42% round trip, the gold price soared past the previous all-time high of $2081, only to retract and finish the day considerably lower.
XAU/USD Holds Strong in the Face of Market Turbulence
The RSI quickly entered overbought territory and has since recovered, underscoring the substantial volatility witnessed. Today’s trading, however, has been more measured, staying below the $2050 level. Despite this, the upward trend remains strong, comfortably above the 200-day simple moving average (SMA).
Gold bulls lead the way as US yields peak and markets continue to factor in anticipated interest rate cuts in 2024. Lower interest rates typically devalue the dollar, providing a relative discount for foreign (non-US domiciled) purchases of the dollar-based commodity.
The appeal of gold as a haven persists, exceptionally, as Israel maintained its aggression on Hamas targets post-ceasefire. Support is evident at $2010, with immediate resistance at $2050, followed by $2081.80. Yesterday’s substantial movement in expected 30-day gold volatility showcased a significant spike in the GVZ index. In the lead-up to yesterday’s events, gold volatility had diminished as the initial impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict waned.
Investors are closely monitoring these developments, with the recent volatility as a reminder of the resilience and attractiveness of precious metals during uncertain times. As we progress, the positive outlook for gold in 2024 remains intact, driven by market dynamics and geopolitical factors. Traders will keenly observe further developments to gauge the potential follow-through and navigate the evolving landscape of the gold market.