Gold eases from 2-week tops, still well bid just below $1600 mark
- Gold extended its positive momentum for the third consecutive session on Tuesday.
- Broad-based USD weakness underpinned for the dollar-denominated commodity.
- The risk-on mood, rebounding US bond yields kept a lid on any runaway rally.
Gold maintained its strong bid tone through the mid-European session, albeit has retreated around $30 from intraday swing highs to the $1615 region.
The precious metal built on its recent recovery move from the $1450 strong horizontal support, or YTD lows and gained some strong follow-through traction for the third consecutive session on Tuesday.
Some aggressive US dollar long-unwinding, triggered by the Fed's open-ended and unlimited QE, turned out to be one of the key factors that provided a strong lift to the dollar-denominated commodity.
This was followed by reports that the US Senate and the Trump administration were close to reaching a bipartisan agreement on the massive coronavirus spending package and boosted investors’ confidence.
This was evident from a strong recovery in the global risk sentiment and reinforced by solid gains in the equity markets, which dampened demand for traditional safe-haven assets and capped the upside.
Meanwhile, the risk-on mood allowed the US Treasury bond yields to rebound swiftly on Tuesday, which further collaborated towards keeping a lid on any runaway rally for the non-yielding yellow metal.
The commodity trimmed a part of its early gains to near two-week tops and now seems to have stabilized just below the $1600 round-figure mark ahead of the flash US Manufacturing and Services PMIs.
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