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Gold (XAU/USD) extends its recovery from two-month lows of $1785 into the third straight session on Tuesday, backed by the revival of the reflation trades amid growing optimism on the passage of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package in the US Congress. A bullish breakout may be imminent, FXStreet’s Dhwani Mehta briefs.

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“The prospects of a bigger US fiscal stimulus and the Fed’s continuation of the ultra-easy monetary policy will keep the gold bulls underpinned, as markets look forward to fresh updates on the stimulus front amid a lack of relevant US economic data slated for release on Tuesday. Although the surge in US Treasury yields amid increasing US inflation expectations could likely cap the advance in the yieldless gold.”

“Gold is battling the bearish 100-simple moving average (SMA) at $1843. Acceptance above the latter could expose the falling wedge resistance at $1844. A sustained move higher above that level would confirm the upside break, opening doors for a test of the horizontal 200-SMA barrier at $1853.”

“The 50-SMA at $1834 could offer immediate support to the XAU bulls, below which the 21-SMA support at $1814 would be put to test. Further south, Friday’s low of $1792 could be the last resort for the gold buyers.”