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Gold firms as US jobs data miss cements low rates view

  • Spot gold may test a resistance at $1,847 per ounce, a break above which could lead to a gain to $1,876, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.
10 May 2021

Gold prices inched higher on Monday to trade near a three-month peak hit last week after weaker-than-expected US jobs data supported hopes that interest rates will remain low for some time, bolstering the metal's appeal.

Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,834.96 per ounce by 0528 GMT, after hitting its highest since Feb. 11 at $1,842.91 in the previous session.

US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,835.00 per ounce.

"The US jobs report is pretty much the start and finish of the story for gold at the moment. It has really tightened expectations out of the market, at least at the margins of Federal Reserve rate hikes," IG Market analyst Kyle Rodda said.

With the momentum to the upside, $1,850 will be the next key level to watch for gold, he added.

Data released on Friday showed US job growth unexpectedly slowed in April, as businesses scrambled for workers and raw materials amid rapidly improving public health and massive government aid.

The 266,000 jobs that US firms added last month were "nowhere near" expectations, a Federal Reserve official said.

The US central bank has pledged to keep interest rates low until inflation and employment pick up.

Lower interest rates decrease the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion and weigh on the dollar.

The dollar index languished near a more than two-month low.

Spot gold may test a resistance at $1,847 per ounce, a break above which could lead to a gain to $1,876, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.

Indicative of sentiment, holdings of the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, rose 0.6% on Friday.

Speculators raised bullish bets in COMEX gold and silver contracts in the week to May 4.

Palladium rose 0.3% to $2,934.15. Silver gained 1.1% to $27.74, while platinum was up 0.6% at $1,256.27.