Gold Price Rallies While Crude Oil Price Takes Hit

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Gold price started a fresh increase above the $1,750 resistance zone. Crude oil price is sliding and remains at a risk of more losses below $90.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price gained pace after it cleared the $1,750 resistance against the US Dollar.

· Recently, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $1,762 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price started a fresh decline from the $96.00 and $96.50 resistance levels.

· There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $91.20 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price formed a base above the $1,700 level and started a fresh increase against the US Dollar. The price broke the $1,720 resistance to move into a positive zone.

There was a clear move above the $1,750 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $1,762 on the hourly chart of gold.

Gold Price Hourly Chart

The price traded as high as $1,794 on FXOpen and the price is now consolidating gains. An immediate support on the downside is near the $1,788 level.

The price even traded below the $1,700 level and formed a low near $1,680 on FXOpen. It is now correcting losses above the $1,695 level. On the downside, an initial support is near the $1,785 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,754 swing low to $1,794 high.

The next major support is near the $1,774 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,754 swing low to $1,794 high, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. In the stated case, the price could decline sharply towards the $1,750 support zone.

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,795 level. A clear upside break above the $1,795 resistance could send the price towards $1,812. The main resistance is now forming near the $1,820 level. A close above the $1,820 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,840.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a fresh decline from the $96.00 resistance zone against the US Dollar. The price traded below the $92.00 support zone to move into a bearish zone.

The price even settled below the $92.00 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a move below the $90 level and the price traded as low as $87.01. It is now consolidating losses and trading above the $88.00 level.

Oil Price Hourly Chart

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $89.00 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $95.84 swing high to $87.01 low.

The next key resistance is near the $91.40 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $95.84 swing high to $87.01 low, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $93.00 or even $95.00.

On the downside, an immediate support is near the $87.00 level. The next major support is near the $85.50 level. If there is a downside break, the price might decline towards $82.20. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a move towards the $80.00 support zone.

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