Gold futures at COMEX is down at 0.48% at $ 1815.7 on mid-Monday trades.
Gold opened this week on a bearish note after witnessing a plunge of nearly 4%. The price is currently trading below the $1800 – level and is nearing this year’s low of $1780 attained during the end of January this year.
Gold price weakens below the $1800 – level on mid-Monday trades as sign of stability in the financial market undermined demand for the safe-haven metal. Additionally, the prospects for a more aggressive policy tightening by the Fed further contributed to the yellow-metals’ fall.
Gold price has fallen to their lowest in three and half months as elevated bond yields and a strong dollar dampened bullion demand. A stronger dollar makes gold, and other commodities denominated in dollar, expensive for overseas buyer while the raising treasury yields raise the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion.
On the technical side, the RSI of COMEX gold futures stood at 29.51 and is currently trading below all SMAs: MA (5), MA (20), and MA (50). So, SELL position can be taken with the following target and stop-loss:
TRADE SUGGESTION: CHICAGO GOLD FUTURES – SELL: 1780, TARGET: 1760, AND STOP-LOSS: 1810