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Gold Price Bounces Off Support, Upside Favored

Gold Price Bounces Off Support, Upside Favored

2018-07-04 10:00:00
Martin Essex, MSTA, Analyst
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Gold price, news and analysis:

- The gold price has traded within a downward sloping channel since mid-April.

- Having bounced from support at the lower boundary, it could be heading towards resistance at the upper boundary.

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Gold price rally in focus

The price of gold has singularly failed to benefit from the recent “risk off” tone in the markets. Despite its traditional role as a “safe haven” it has been falling steadily since mid-April even though fears of a trade war between the US and other nations have led to a broad flight to quality.

Now, though, that could be about to change. Over the last few trading sessions it has repeatedly failed to fall below trendline support and that means a climb towards trendline resistance at the upper boundary of the downward-sloping channel in place for almost three months is possible.

Gold Price Chart, Daily Timeframe (Year to Date)

Latest gold price chart.

Chart by IG

Currently, the trendline support lies just under $1,240 per ounce. With the price currently not far from $1,257, a bounce could mean a climb as high as $1,290. Meanwhile, to the downside there is further support at the $1,236.58 December 12 low, and at the $1,234.23 200-week moving average.

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--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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