Position squaring ahead of today’s Non-Farm Payrolls data seems to be pervading both currency and stock markets with gold also no exception. Sellers locking in profits saw gold drop 10 dollars to 1256.00 at one stage, before recovering strongly to finish slightly higher than its open at 1268.75.
We expect gold to trade entirely of the nuances of the U.S. dollar into the data moving inversely to dollar strength of weakness in what may be a somewhat directionless Asia session today.
Gold trades almost unchanged at 1267.75 in early Asia. Resistance is initially at 1274.20 ahead of a double top around 1282.00. Support should appear in the first instance at 1262.50 before yesterday’s low of 1256.00, ahead of the much more significant 100-day moving average at 1252.65.