Gold Analysis: Dollar Strength, US Debt Concerns, and Fed’s Hawkish Tone Weigh on Precious Metal

Gold has been experiencing downside movement, as it closed below the 50-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) and failed to hold at the psychological support level of 2000. Another support level is expected to be around 1970. On the fundamental side, the recent strength of the US dollar can be attributed to increased safe-haven demand amid escalating tensions around the US debt ceiling. Furthermore, statements from US Federal Reserve speakers, such as Atlanta Federal Reserve President Bostic, indicating the need to remain vigilant in combating inflation, even if it leads to increased unemployment, imply the possibility of another interest rate hike, which could negatively impact the price of gold.

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