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.