Gold eases from near 2-week tops

8 May, 2019

The global flight to safety continues to fuel the ongoing positive move. A goodish pickup in the US bond yields now seemed to cap further gains.

Gold edged higher for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday and is currently placed at near two-week tops, around the $1288 supply zone.

The precious metal continued attracting some safe-haven flows after the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed that the US will increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday. 

This comes on the back of a modest US Dollar downtick, which provided an additional boost and further assisted the dollar-denominated commodity to build on last week's goodish post-NFP bounce from YTD lows.

However, the positive momentum remained capped near the $1288 supply zone amid a goodish pickup in the US Treasury bond yields, which tends to undermine demand for the non-yielding yellow metal. 

Hence, it would be prudent to wait for a sustained move beyond the mentioned barrier before positioning for any further appreciating move amid absent relevant market moving economic releases from the US.


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