Gold Price Eyes More Gains, Crude Oil Price Faces Hurdles

Gold price started a fresh increase after it tested the $1,680 support. Crude oil price declined and tested the $62.50 support zone.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

  • Gold price started a major increase after a sharp decline to $1,680 against the US Dollar.
  • A key bullish flag is forming with resistance near $1,790 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price started a fresh decline from well above the $70.00 zone.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $66.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Recently, gold price saw a sharp decline below the $1,750 support against the US Dollar. The price even broke the $1,720 and $1,700 support levels.

However, the bulls were active near the $1,680 zone. A support base was formed above $1,680 and the price started a strong increase. There was a clear break above the $1,720 resistance zone.

The bulls were able to push the price above the $1,750 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. A high was formed near $1,795 on FXOpen and the price is now consolidating gains. It traded below the $1,780 level.

However, the bulls are protecting the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,717 swing low to $1,795 high. There is also a key bullish flag forming with resistance near $1,790 on the hourly chart of gold.

If there is an upside break above the channel resistance, the price could even surpass the $1,800 resistance. The next major resistance could be near the $1,825 level.

Conversely, the price might correct lower further below $1,778. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,765 level. The first major support is near the $1,758 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,717 swing low to $1,795 high.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a major decline from well above the $70.00 level against the US Dollar. The price broke the $68.00 support to move into a bearish zone.

The price even broke the $65.00 support and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more losses below the $63.50 level. The price traded as low as $62.35 and it is now correcting losses.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

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It recovered above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $67.18 swing high to $62.35 low. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $64.20 level. The first key resistance is near the $64.80 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $67.18 swing high to $62.35 low is also near the $64.80 zone. Besides, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $66.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

A clear break above the trend line could lead the price towards the $68.00 resistance level. An initial support on the downside is near the $63.20 level. The first major support is near the $62.50 level. If there is a downside break, the price could extend its decline towards the $60.00 level in the coming sessions.

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