After Mixed Data Gold Settles Slightly Lower

After Mixed Data Gold Settles Slightly Lower

We saw several data releases that were a mixed bag for Gold. Initial jobless claims announced today are at the lowest level since February 1973. U.S. housing starts fell 8.2% MoM, while new building permits came in better than expected somewhat offsetting the housing starts data. The Philly Fed survey showed weaker than expected sentiment, the lowest level since December 2016. Crypto's regained some of the losses over the previous two sessions, while the U.S. Dollar Index fell slightly. At the end of the session, Gold finished close to where it started, settling down to $1,327.20.

March silver futuressettled down to $16.954 a troy ounce, April platinum futures fell to $1,007.20 a troy ounce, while March copper futures settled up to $3.199 per pound. March Palladium futures retraced the gains from yesterday down to $1,093.30 a troy ounce.

For February gold, an open in the next session above the pivot of $1,328.30 would show near term resistance at $1,332.20 while a breakout above this level would see longer term resistance at $1,337.30. An open below the pivot would have near term support down at $1,323.20, and a sell off below this would show longer term support at $1,319.30.

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