Baxia Markets
March 08, 2024

XAUUSD Bulls Hold Ground Amid Economic Anticipation: Key Takeaways

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Amidst anticipation for key economic releases, XAUUSD's market action remained relatively stable. Today's focus lies on US NFP and unemployment rates for both the US and Canada. Analysts predict a rise in Canada's unemployment rate, a decline in US NFP compared to previous figures, and no change in the US unemployment rate. The market showed a bullish tilt, with XAUUSD experiencing a brief dip lasting 5 hours during the Asian session before rebounding to establish new highs.

XAUUSD Bulls Hold Ground Amid Economic Anticipation: Key Takeaways

Technical indicators reflect a robust bullish sentiment, with both the EMA 50 and EMA 200 signaling upward momentum. The expanding gap between the two EMAs further reinforces the bullish outlook. In addition, XAUUSD has consistently breached above the upper Bollinger band over the past 6 trading sessions, indicating strong bullish momentum and limited downside potential.

Moreover, XAUUSD is trading comfortably above the volume profile's value area, suggesting strong support around $20205. The wide value area spanning approximately 900 pips underscores the market's bullish bias.

However, caution is warranted as oscillator indicators hint at a potential weakening of bullish momentum. While the MACD remains bullish, the histogram and signal line display a pattern of lower highs despite higher price highs, signaling a divergence that could indicate waning bullish strength.

In summary, XAUUSD continues to exhibit bullish tendencies, supported by technical indicators and market dynamics. Traders should closely monitor economic releases for potential shifts in sentiment, particularly in response to US NFP and unemployment data.


Key Takeaways:

  1. XAUUSD remains bullish amid anticipation of key economic releases.
  2. Analysts forecast a rise in Canada's unemployment rate and a decline in US NFP.
  3. XAUUSD experienced a brief dip during the Asian session before rebounding.
  4. Technical indicators suggest strong bullish momentum, with EMA 50 above EMA 200.
  5. Traders should monitor economic data for potential shifts in sentiment.


Key Economic Releases to Watch Today

USD,  Nonfarm Payrolls

Forecast 198K vs Previous 353K

USD, Unemployment Rate

Forecast 3.7% vs Previous 3.7%

CAD,  Unemployment Rate

Forecast 5.8% vs Previous 5.7%


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