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Daily Gold News: More Fluctuations, Fed & NFP in Focus

Paul Rejczak
·3-min read

The gold futures contract lost 1.03% on Wednesday, as it extended its short-term consolidation following Friday’s breakdown below the previous local low and a support level of $1,750. The market fell the lowest since mid-June of 2020. Today gold is trading along its recent local lows, as we can see on the daily chart ( the chart includes today’s intraday data ):

Gold is 0.3% higher this morning, as it is still trading within a short-term consolidation. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 0.7% lower, platinum is 0.1% lower and palladium is 0.1% higher today. So precious metals are mixed this morning.

Yesterday’s ADP Non-Farm Employment Change release has been worse than expected at +117,000. Today we will get Unemployment Claims, Factory Orders releases among others. There will also be a speech from the Fed Chair Powell later in the day.

The markets will be waiting for tomorrow’s monthly jobs data release.

Where would the price of gold go following Friday’s NFP release? We’ve compiled the data since September of 2018, a 30-month-long period of time that contains of thirty NFP releases.

The first chart shows price paths 5 days before and 10 days after the NFP release. The last three cases are marked with dashed lines. Gold lost 0.25% in February and gained 1.08% in January.

The following chart shows the average gold price path before and after the NFP releases for the past 30 months. The market was usually advancing ahead of the release day and closing 0.40% higher on the 10th day after the NFP release.

Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for the next two trading days:

Thursday, March 4

  • 8:30 a.m. U.S. – Unemployment Claims, Revised Nonfarm Productivity q/q, Revised Unit Labor Costs q/q

  • 10:00 a.m. U.S. – Factory Orders m/m

  • 12:05 p.m. U.S. – Fed Chair Powell Speech

  • All Day – OPEC-JMMC Meetings

Friday, March 5

  • 8:30 a.m. U.S. – Non-Farm Employment Change, Unemployment Rate, Average Hourly Earnings m/m , Trade Balance

  • 10:00 a.m. Canada – Ivey PMI

For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar.

Paul Rejczak
Stock Selection Strategist
Sunshine Profits: Analysis. Care. Profits.
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This article was originally posted on FX Empire