Gold hammered down to 100-DMA support on upbeat US GDP
• Upward revision of the US Q3 GDP lifts USD.
• Surging US bond yields adding to the downward pressure.
• Global risk-on trade fails to lend any support.
Gold finally broke down of its mid-European session consolidation phase and tumbled to 100-day SMA support, around the $1285-86 region, post-US GDP revision.
The US Q3 GDP was revised higher to show an annualized economic growth of 3.3%, better than 3.2% expected and 3.0% originally reported. The data provided a minor boost to the US Dollar and was seen weighing on dollar-denominated commodities - like gold.
Adding to this, a sharp upsurge in the US Treasury bond yields, especially after the release of outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen's prepared testimony speech, prompted algos to instantly dump the non-yielding yellow metal.
Meanwhile, the prevalent strong bullish sentiment around equity markets also did little to lend any support to the precious metal's safe-haven appeal and stall the sharp slide during the early NA session.
Technical levels to watch
A follow-through weakness below $1285 level now seems to get extended towards $1276 intermediate support en-route $1270-69 zone. On the upside, $1292 level now becomes immediate resistance, above which the metal could head back towards testing $1297-99 supply zone.