The yellow metal prices bounced from a 6-week low after the Federal Reserve's dovish statement. They are not in a hurry to raise the benchmark interest rate. In addition, the economic data in US was also disappointing. China is heading into a holiday period ahead of the Lunar New year. Before this holiday period, physical buying is moderate. In India, RBI lifted a ban on gold imports. Nominated banks get permission to import gold on a consignment basis. However, the 20:80 (EXPORT:IMPORT) scheme on gold has to be applied. Today at the Asian early session, the metal is gaining some ground ahead of unemployment claims. The nearest resistance exists at 1217.00. On a weekly closing basis, bulls must close above 1217.00. The intraday support exists at 1209.00. On the h4-chart, the prices are closed and trading above hourly moving averages. The prices are expanding lower swings on the hourly charts. Intraweek resistance exists at $1,227.00. Intraday resistance is placed at $1,222.50.
Resistance: $1,217.00, $1222.50, $1,227.00.
Support: $1,197.00, $1190.00, $1,185.00.
Selling below $1,1209.00.
Buying above $1,217.00.
TREND DECIDER LEVEL BETWEEN $1,191.00 AND $1,190.00.
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