Investing.com – Gold eased Friday on light profit-taking, a day after achieving its biggest one-day rally in two years. But support remained solid above the $1,200 level from safe-haven demand triggered by the recent weakness on Wall Street and spike in Treasury yields.
“My 35 years on the floor have seen all this before,” George Gero, analyst at the RBC Wealth Management in New York, said, referring to gold’s ability to stay above the $1,200 level despite a series of rate hikes planned by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
“Traders will look for headlines, both political and economic, for further moves as technically we need $1,235-$1,250 prices for calls to be active, or $1,180 or lower for puts to be active at next options expiration,” Gero added.
Both spot and futures prices of bullion jumped about 3% on Thursday, hitting two-month highs and gaining the most since June 2016, as slowing global growth and trade tensions combined to drive more investors away from risk.