Today sees the Non-Farms Payroll data released and, after a slew of weak economic data and last months' huge downside miss, traders will be eagerly watching the release for confirmation of the direction of employment levels and whether the December number was a one-off weather related dip.
With equities weak, gold remains supported, however the dollar is holding the 81 level and gold is struggling to make any further headway following January's strong rally.
Support can be found at 1250-1255, 1237-1240, 1220-1225, 1210, 1200, 1188-1190 and 1180. A break of 1180 would have serious bearish implications for gold and suggest a decline to 1000-1050 in the short term.
Resistance can be found at 1266-1268, 1270-1272, 1275-1280 and 1291-1295. Holding support at 1250 and a subsequent break above 1280 would suggest an end to the intermediate term down trend, though it would take a close above 1300 to confirm a more significant rally was developing.
Today's video for subscribers looks at the support and resistance lines in more detail and our strategy for our next trade.