Gold jumped nearly $8 after hitting low of $1293.50. The jump was mainly due to dovish Fed and broad based US dollar weakness. It is currently trading around $1293.83.
The major three factors that drive gold prices
US dollar Index: weak. DXY has recovered nearly 50 pips after a major sell-off. But overall trend is still weak as long as resistance 95.95 holds. Any break below 94.80-94.90 confirms further weakness and decline till 93.84 likely. On the higher side any break above 97.75 confirms bullish continuation.(slightly positive for gold).
USD/JPY: weak. USD/JPY is recovering after a more than 100 pips sell-off. The pair should break below 107.50 for further weakness.It is currently trading around 108.37. Slightly positive for gold
US 10 year yield : US 10 year yield recovered after hitting low of 2.69%.The yield has declined sharply in past two months and lost nearly 22% from high of 3.25%.It is currently trading around 2.69%.Slightly negative for Gold.
US 2 year yield: It is trading around 2.56%. The spread between US 10 year and 2 year has declined to 18 bpbs from 30 basis point. The spread between 5 year and 2- year yield has inverted (US 5 year yield trading below US2 year yield).
Major support $1183
On the higher side, yellow metal is facing strong psychological resistance around $1300 and break above will take the gold to next level till $1320.
The near term support is around $1270 (20- day MA) and any violation below will drag the commodity down till $1266/$1252/$1242 /$1234.
It is good to buy on dips around $1284-85 with SL around $1270 for the TP of $1320.