Conversely, spot bullion has taken advantage of softer US Treasury yields and a flatter curve that are keeping the Greenback capped in wake of last Friday’s disappointing retail sales data to breach a key technical level that was protecting Usd 1850/oz (200 DMA at Usd 1845.98), with bulls now eyeing another upside objective in the form of a declining trend-line that crosses the y axis around Usd 1858. 40 .
Back to the dollar, 90.500 in the index has not been reclaimed and 90.153 may offer some support ahead of 90.000 on any further pull-back through the prior session low (90.278) as this represents the midweek base outside of the 90.429-265 range thus far. Ahead, NY Fed manufacturing, NAHB and 3 Fed speakers including current FOMC voter Bostic twice.
Overall further downside is expected long-term for the index. 88.00 is a very modest target over the next coming weeks.