XAUUSD SIGNAL 17-05-22 : XAUUSD rebound remains elusive below $1,835 – Confluence Detector.


XAUUSD SIGNAL 17-05-22 : XAUUSD rebound remains elusive below $1,835 – Confluence Detector.

  • Gold fades recovery from three-month low as market’s optimism fades ahead of the key catalysts.
  • Softer US data, covid updates from China favored previous rebound, US Retail Sales, Fed’s Powell eyed for fresh impulse.
  • Fibonacci 38.2% on one week appears a wall of resistance, pullback has multiple stops beyond $1,800.

Gold (XAUUSD) prices struggle to extend the previous day’s rebound from a quarter’s low as market sentiment dwindles heading into crucial data/events up for publishing on Tuesday. The yellow metal cheers the overall US dollar weakness and risk-on mood while defending the $1,800 threshold, around $1,825 by the press time.

XAUUSD SIGNAL : The US Dollar Index (DXY) prints a three-day downtrend after refreshing the 20-year high amid indecision over the Fed’s next move. Recently downbeat US NY Fed Manufacturing Index and downbeat Fedspeak seem to have weighed on the risk appetite. Elsewhere, covid hopes in China and expectations of a July hike by the European Central Bank (ECB), per Reuters, also weigh on the USD, which in turn favors gold buyers. However, today’s US Retail Sales for April, expected at 0.7% versus 0.5% prior, as well as a speech from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, becomes crucial for near-term directions for gold price.

The Technical Confluences Detector shows that the Gold Price stays above multiple key supports beyond $1,800, suggesting further upside towards the $1.832-35 resistance zone including 38.2% Fibonacci on one week.

Following that, the 200-DMA and Pivot Point 1 R1, respectively around $1,837 and $1,840, may test the gold buyers before directing them to the mid-May swing high surrounding $1,858 will lure the market’s attention.

XAUUSD SIGNAL : Alternatively, 38.2% Fibonacci on one week offers immediate support to the gold prices of around $1,820.

Following that, a convergence of the SMA10 on 4H and SMA 100 for 15-minutes will test the gold sellers for around $1,813.

It should be noted, however, that the XAU/USD weakness past $1,813 will make it vulnerable to testing the previous weekly low surrounding $1,800.

To sum up, gold has limited upside room but the pullback also has to witness multiple barriers to the south.

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