Gold Latest – XAU/USD Slump Continues as US Bond Yields Remain Elevated –


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  • US Treasury yields remain near recent multi-year peaks.
  • Gold is closing in on the late-February low at $1,805/oz.

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US Treasury yields remain within touching distance of multi-year highs head of a speech later in the session by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. While financial markets are attributing a near 75% probability that the US central bank will leave rates unchanged at the November 1st meeting, further out that probability drops to mid-50%.

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Elevated US bond yields are weighing heavily on gold and silver and with yields expected to stay elevated in the near future, the going looks tough for gold. While these bond yields are high, it may be that they are close to their short-term peaks if rates are not going to move higher. A week packed full of US jobs data, and the previously mentioned speech by Chair Powell will decide the near-term direction for US government debt.

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Gold continues to print bearish candles with the precious metal losing nearly 6% of its value since September 20th. The break and open below the cluster of all three simple moving averages at the start of last week accelerated the sell-off, while prior support between $1,893/oz. and $1,885/oz. failed to stem the move lower. A prior swing low at $1,805/oz. is now the next level of support before the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at $1,794/oz. comes into play. The CCI indicator is in oversold territory due to the recent sell-off and this may slow further losses until the reading normalizes.

Gold Daily Price Chart – October 2, 2023


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