A weak number will give gold a boost, though a strong number will confirm the start of tapering in September which would be bearish for gold.
However, it is clear that September tapering is already largely priced into gold and we may see a "sell the rumour, buy the news" effect when the FOMC announce their plans following their September meeting.
Equities have stabilised following recent weakness and look to be gearing up for another rally leg. This would be bearish for gold, as would renewed dollar strength which looks more likely now that the dollar appears to have bottomed and is finally moving higher again.
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