Gold Price Rebound Unravels Ahead Of Fed’s Last Meeting For 2020

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The V-shape recovery in the price of gold appears to have stalled ahead of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting for 2020 amid the failed attempt to test the 50-Day SMA ($1875), and it remains to be seen if the fresh forecasts from Fed officials will influence the precious metal as bullion appears to be moving to the beat of its own drum.


The rebound from the November low ($1765) unravels, with the price of gold slipping back below the former support zone around $1847 (100% expansion) to $1857 (61.8% expansion), which incorporates the August ($1863) and September low ($1849), and bullion may face headwinds throughout the remainder of the month as major central banks take additional take additional steps to foster a stronger recovery.

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to expand the pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) by EUR 500B to EUR 1.850 trillion may put pressure on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to provide additional monetary stimulus on December 16 amid the threat of a protracted recovery, and the Fed may take a similar approach as Chairman Jerome Powell and Co. “assess how our ongoing asset purchases can best support our maximum employment and price-stability objectives as well as market functioning and financial stability.”

In turn, key market trends may persist throughout the remainder of the year as the Greenback continues to show an inverse relationship with investor confidence, and the tilt in retail sentiment looks poised to persist as the net-long US Dollar bias from earlier this year resurfaces.

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The IG Client Sentiment report shows traders are net-long USD/CHFUSD/CAD and USD/JPY, while the crowd is net-short GBP/USDEUR/USDAUD/USD and NZD/USD even though the US Dollar Index has plummeted more than 4% off the September highs.

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Chee Hin Teh 1 month ago Member's comment

Many thanks David