The U.S. dollar has been stealing gold's thunder again as it took on a role of a safe-haven, with analysts warning to keep a close eye on the $1,269 level, which if broken can be a gateway to even lower prices. The yellow metal has been struggling this week as equities rebounded, the U.S. dollar climbed higher, and geopolitical tensions seemed to favor the dollar over gold. June Comex gold futures were last trading at $1,273.60, down 0.29% on the day. "We've seen a pretty strong dollar index, a resurgence in risk appetite, and we've had a move higher in the U.S. yields," TD Securities head...

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Gold bulls are once again disappointed with the yellow metal's lack of stride in breaching its key resistance of $1,355 an ounce, Saxo Bank said, adding that the precious metal is being restrained by white metals' poor performance. 'Gold's recent performance has once again been disappointing the bulls who have been backing the yellow metal through increased long positions in both futures and...

A gold rally is in the cards for April, said Bloomberg Intelligence commodity strategist Mike McGlone, adding that not much can get in the way of that happening. 'Something unusual would have to occur for gold's primary drivers to prevent the next leg of a price rally,' McGlone said in a note published on Thursday. 'The Fed's March rate hike gave increasingly compressed gold the green light to...

Gold continues to trade in the pattern that has developed since the Fed began raising rates. This consists of a weakening pattern into the anticipated Fed meeting, a blip lower on the announcement and then a strong rally. We suggested that gold would potentially see a $1,307 print ahead of the announcement, with a suggestion to enter, when the news broke. The initial bounce to the $1,327 level...

Due to a strong labor market and an expanding economy, markets should expect the Fed to err on the side of hawkishness, said CME Groups Executive Director and Senior Economist, Erik Norland. œThis is the Fed thats obviously going to raise rates on Wednesday, I think theres really no question about that, but I think theyll be preparing the markets for several more increases this...

Gold continues to see selling pressure as both the short-term fundamentals and the technical picture have deteriorated. Gold's failure to break above the $1,337 level early last week and the subsequent break of $1,322 overnight suggests the technical picture may have turned bearish. The FOMC meeting next week is expected to bring a 25-basis-point increase in rates, especially after Friday's...

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