Gold Price Faces Hurdles While Crude Oil Price Is Recovering

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Gold price is attempting a fresh increase above the $1,785 resistance zone. Crude oil price is recovering and could gain pace if there is a clear move above the $73.20 level.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price is showing a few bearish signs below the $1,800 zone against the US Dollar.

· There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,784 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price started a recovery wave above the $70.00 and $72.00 levels.

· There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $72.30 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price started a fresh decline from well above the $1,800 zone against the US Dollar. The price declined heavily, and it even broke the $1,780 support zone.

The price even settled below the $1,800 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a break below the $1,770 level. A low was formed near $1,761 on FXOpen before there was a recovery wave.

Gold price hourly chart

The price climbed above $1,780, but it stayed below $1,800. A high was formed near $1,792 and the price corrected lower. There was a break below the $1,785 level and the $1,780 support.

The price even traded below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,761 swing low to $1,792 high. There was also a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $1,784 on the hourly chart of gold.

However, the bulls remained active near $1,774. The price is also stable above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,761 swing low to $1,792 high.

An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,780 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The main resistance is near the $1,785 level. A close above the $1,785 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,800.

The next major resistance sits near the $1,820 level. On the downside, an initial support is near the $1,774 level.

The first major support is near the $1,760 level. A downside break below the $1,760 support zone may possibly spark a steady decline. In the stated case, the price could test the $1,740 support.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a steady increase from the $62.50 support zone against the US Dollar. The price broke the $65.00 resistance zone to move into a positive zone.

The price even cleared the $70.00 level and settled above the 50 hourly simple moving average. However, the price failed to gain pace for a move above the $73.20 zone. A high was formed near $73.13 before the price corrected lower.

Crude Oil price hourly chart

It corrected a few points below the $72.00 level. The price even traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $62.29 swing low to $73.13 high.

There was also a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $72.30 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD. On the downside, an initial support is near the $70.00 level.

The first key support is near the $68.00 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $62.29 swing low to $73.13 high, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. The next major support sits near the $62.50 level

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $72.50 level. The next key resistance is near the $73.20 level, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $75.50.

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