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Gold has been having an upbeat lead to Good Friday and it is also weathering America’s robust jobs report. The world’s largest economy gained 916,000 jobs in March, on top of upward revisions. If the US overheats, will the Federal Reserve raise rates and make the precious metal less attractive? Or will all ships rise with the tide? It is still hard to tell.

In the meantime, how is XAU/USD positioned on the charts?

The  Technical Confluences Detector  is showing that gold ahs strong support at $1,728, which is the convergence of the Fibonacci 23.6% one-week, the Bollinger Band 15min-Middle, the Fibonacci 51.8% one-month and others.  

Additional cushions await on the way down, with the most significant one at $1,708, which is the confluence of the Simple Moving Average 100-1h, the Pivot Point one-week Support 2 and the Fibonacci 38.2% one-month.

Weak resistance is at $1,732, which is the meeting point of the BB 15min-Upper, the previous daily high, and the Fibonacci 38.2% one-week.  

The upside target for XAU/USD is $1,747, which is a juncture including the PP one-day R2, the previous weekly high and the PP one-week R1.  

XAU/USD resistance and support levels

Confluence Detector

The Confluence Detector finds  exciting opportunities using Technical Confluences.  The TC is a tool to locate and point out those price levels where there is a  congestion of indicators,  moving averages, Fibonacci levels, Pivot Points, etc. Knowing where these congestion points are located is very useful for the trader, and can be used as a basis for different strategies.

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