Gold Price And Crude Oil Price Facing Uphill Task

Gold price started a downside correction after it climbed towards the $1,360 resistance area. Crude oil price seems to be forming a breakout pattern and is preparing for the next break.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

  • Gold price started a downside correction after trading as high as $1,258 against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $1,342 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price recovered recently and traded above the $52.00 resistance area.
  • There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $53.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price found support near the $1,320 level and climbed above the $1,340 resistance area against the US Dollar. The price even broke the key $1,350 resistance area to climb further higher.

The upward move was strong as the price traded close to the $1,360 level. A swing high was formed near $1,358 on FXOpen before the price started a major downside correction.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

It broke the $1,355 and $1,350 support levels to move into a short term bearish zone. Moreover, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $1,342 on the hourly chart of gold.

Finally, the price spiked below the $1,340 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. A swing low was formed at $1,336 and the price is currently recovering higher.

It is trading near the $1,342 level, the 50 hourly simple moving average, and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,358 high to $1,336 swing low.

On the upside, there are many hurdles near the $1,344 and $1,347 levels. The main resistance is near the $1,347 level plus the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,358 high to $1,336 swing low.

A successful close above the $1,347 and $1,348 levels might start a fresh increase towards the $1,355 and $1,360 resistance levels.  Conversely, if the price fails to climb above $1,344 and $1,347, it could decline again below $1,340 and $1,335.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

After a steady decline, crude oil price found support near the $51.00 level against the US Dollar. The price started a slow and steady rise above the $5,120 and $51.50 resistance levels.

The price even managed to recover above the $52.00 barrier and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The recent swing high was formed at $53.21 before the price corrected lower.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

It traded below the $53.00 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $51.92 low to $53.21 high.

However, the decline was protected by the $52.50 level plus the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $51.92 low to $53.21 high. The price is now moving higher and is trading near the $52.90 and $53.00 resistance levels.

Moreover, there is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $53.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD. If there is an upside break above the $53.00 barrier, the price could continue higher towards $53.20 and $53.50.

On the downside, the main support is near the $52.40 level, below which crude oil price might start a fresh decline below the $52.00 support area.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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