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  • Greenback gains momentum across the board as Wall Street turned to the downside.
  • XAU/USD about to test August lows near $1,860.

Metal resumed their decline on Wednesday.  Gold broke under $1,870/oz and tumbled to $1,864, the lowest in six weeks and slightly above the August low at $1,862.

XAU/USD remains under pressure, affected by a stronger US dollar across the board and by a deterioration in market sentiment. The greenback gained momentum after the beginning of the American session and despite a mixed US preliminary Markit PMI report. The DXY climbed to 94.30, the highest level since late July.

While XAU/USD drops 1.85% while silver (XAG/USD) is losing more than 5, after breaking below the August low.

Gold levels to watch

The immediate support in XAU/USD is seen at $1,860/62 (August low); the next strong barrier could be seen at $1,815/20. A recovery back above $1,880 would alleviate the short-term bearish pressure, while above $1,915 the technical outlook would improve.