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  • Gold prices fail to extend the late-Friday recoveries.
  • 100/200-HMAs, short-term falling trend line restrict immediate upside.
  • 61.8% of Fibonacci retracement acts as nearby support.

Gold prices drop to $1,698.40, intraday low of $1,697.80, amid the early Asian morning on Monday. In doing so, the yellow metal not only fails to cross 100-HMA and 200-HMA but also stays below a seven-day-old falling trend line.

As a result, sellers might be looking for 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of April 21-23 upside, near $1,691, as immediate support during the further downside.

Even if the MACD fails to remain strong below $1,691, $1,680 and Friday’s low near $1,670 could lure the bears.

Meanwhile, an upside clearance of 100 and 200-HMAs, respectively near $1,702 and $1,708, could escalate the recovery moves towards short-term resistance line, at $1,717 now.

In a case where the buyers manage to cross $1,717, $1,722 and $1,736 can offer intermediate halts during the bullion’s rise towards $1,739 and the previous month high near $1,748.

Gold hourly chart

Trend: Further weakness expected