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An Update on Gold – A Buyer-Dominated Instrument

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Today in the early Asian sessions, the gold prices soared to their highest level in five months, fired by diplomatic disputes between the United States and other world powers. As we discussed earlier in our morning brief, both Syria and North Korea are on the table.

Investors from all over the globe restlessly monitored ongoing developments in North Korea after Pyongyang warned the U.S. with an “annihilating strike.” Over the weekend, North Korea paraded a variety of missiles in a huge military display in central Pyongyang.

What Events Are Likely To Impact Gold

Today, China's National Bureau of Statistics is likely to release the first quarter's gross domestic product (GDP), a preferable metric which focuses on measuring economic growth. Besides that, we have industrial production, retail sales, and urban investment on the table.

Gold - 4 Hourly ChartGold – 4 Hourly Chart

Technical Outlook

Recalling our weekly update, gold has been trading exactly as per our recommendations. Previously, it edged higher to hit our take profit level at $1280 on the breakage of $1260, and now our next target is $1302.

Although it hasn't placed at $1307, however, it's quite close to it. At this moment, gold is trading at $1289.61, right above a major support level of $1282.

Having a look at the 4- hour chart, the RSI is holding at 66 which is signaling a bullish bias. In addition, the precious metal has filled the early morning gap as well. It's all set to continue its bullish moves, but we really don't have any volatility in the market. Personally, I think that we should not enter into the market today as the market seems to have no trend and prices are awaiting a fundamental reason to get a bullish or bearish power.

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About the author

Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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