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[video] Quick Take: Gold Gains Ahead of Big Jobs Week

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gold prices are getting a slight pop higher on Monday. TheStreet's Joe Deaux spoke to Phil Streible, senior commodities broker at RJO Futures, about what's happening in the market.

Streible reminded investors that gold prices were hit hard on the final two trading sessions last week after the Federal Reserve statement came across as more hawkish than anticipated, so a slight bounce in gold is more than warranted. He added that there has also been a boost in Indian demand from over the weekend. 

Gold will be watched closely by investors ahead of this week's third-quarter GDP results and nonfarm payrolls report.

Regarding the labor report, Streible suggested the number would need to come in much lower than estimated to significantly move gold prices higher.

He said that if the actual number came in roughly 40,000 lower than economists expect, gold prices could jump back above $1,350. If that level can hold, bulls will likely be in control of the yellow metal and upside momentum may follow, he concluded. 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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