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   “¢   The precious metal quickly reversed an early European session slide to $1278 area and is currently placed near the top end of its daily trading range ahead of the US macro data.

   “¢   The intraday dip once again managed to find decent support near a confluence region – comprising of 200-hour SMA and 50% Fibo. level of the $1266.50-$1288.75 recent up-move.

   “¢   The mentioned support might now act as a key pivotal point for the commodity’s near-term trajectory as the market focus remains on today’s key event risk – FOMC policy decision.

   “¢   Meanwhile, mixed technical indicators have also failed to support any firm directional bias and further collaborated towards holding back investors from placing any aggressive bets.

   “¢   Hence, it would be prudent to wait for a strong follow-through buying or a sustained break below the said horizontal support before positioning for the next leg of a directional move.

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