With the Wednesday and Thursday trade in August gold producing wide ranges and ultimately producing a 180-degree sentiment change, support just above $1950 is given added respect.

However, gold appears short-term overbought from the surprise bounce yesterday which was largely attributable to the sharp decline in the dollar and because of softer-than-expected US jobs data.

Even though surveys earlier in the week showed only a 1 in 3 chance the US Fed would hike rates next week, yesterday's 18-month high in US initial claims provided gold with a significant wave of buying which reached $30 per ounce from the low...[MORE]


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