• US Q4 GDP revised lower, inflation indicators revised higher.
  • Jobless Claims, Chicago Fed Activity surpassed expectations.
  • Gold’s rebound fails to rise above $1,830.

Gold prices rebounded after hitting fresh monthly lows amid risk appetite and an intraday reversal of the US Dollar. XAU/USD bottomed at $1,817 following the release of US economic data, the lowest level since late December and then bounced back toward the $1,830 area.

Data released in the US came in mixed. Initial Jobless Claims dropped to 192K, the lowest level in three weeks. The second reading of Q4 GDP showed a lower annualized growth rate of 2.7% below the 2.9% of the previous estimate. Inflation indicators of the GDP report were revised higher. The Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index rose from -0.43 to 0.23, surpassing expectations.

XAU/USD daily chart

Investors continue to digest the FOMC minutes and the new economic numbers. The Dow Jones is climbing 0.43% and the Nasdaq is rising 0.50%. US yields are modestly lower, hovering near monthly highs.

The US Dollar peaked after the release of US data while Gold bottomed at $1,817, the lowest since December 30. The yellow metal then rebounded toward $1,830 but it was unable to rise back above that key short-term level.

Following Wall Street’s opening bell the Dollar gained momentum again and pushed XAU/USD back to the downside. XAU/USD is approaching the $1,820 area, which is critical. A consolidation below would open the doors to more weakness, targeting initially $1,812.


Today last price1826.29
Today Daily Change1.43
Today Daily Change %0.08
Today daily open1824.86
Daily SMA201875.26
Daily SMA501864.05
Daily SMA1001790.08
Daily SMA2001776.28
Previous Daily High1846.11
Previous Daily Low1823.63
Previous Weekly High1870.71
Previous Weekly Low1818.93
Previous Monthly High1949.27
Previous Monthly Low1823.76
Daily Fibonacci 38.2%1832.22
Daily Fibonacci 61.8%1837.52
Daily Pivot Point S11816.96
Daily Pivot Point S21809.05
Daily Pivot Point S31794.48
Daily Pivot Point R11839.44
Daily Pivot Point R21854.01
Daily Pivot Point R31861.92