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Gold regains $ 1260 and beyond, US NFP eyed

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Gold futures on Comex stage a solid pullback and climb back above 1260 barrier, with the bulls underpinned by prevalent cautious tone.

    Gold re-approaches yearly highs

    Currently, gold trades 0.37% higher at 1262.80, recovering from a brief dip to 1256.70 session low. The bullion halted its corrective slide and regained poise towards the latter part of the Asian trades, as markets sought safety assets heading into today’s NFP report and also weekend’s official China’s 2016 GDP release.

    On Thursday, gold rallied to the highest levels since Feb 2015 at $ 1268.90 after dismal economic data from the US triggered a massive USD sell-off and bolstered the dollar priced-in yellow metal. More so, charts-driven buying was also one of the key reasons behind yesterday’s gold upsurge.

    Attention now remains on the highly influential US NFP figures, which is expected to huge volatility and set next direction on gold price action.

    Gold Technical Levels

    The metal has an immediate resistance at 1268.90 (13-month high) and 1280 (psychological levels). Meanwhile, the support stands at 1250 (key support) below which doors could open for 1240-35.
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