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Gold sidelines around $1,280

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The ounce troy of the precious metal is consolidating below the $1,280 handle on Monday, looking to revert last week’s deep decline from levels above $1,300 the figure.

The solid tone stemming from the greenback coupled with the recent hawkish tone exhibited by Chairwoman Yellen in Jackson Hole is plotting against any recovery in spot gold. In the meantime, the build-up of geopolitical jitters in the Ukraine-Russia situation could help limiting the downside.

At the moment, gold is down 0.17% at $1,278 with the next support at $1,272 (low august 21st) and the interim resistance remains the key handle at $1,300.

In the data front, the Services PMI tracked by Markit and the New Home Sales will take centre stage later in the US economy.

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