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Gold consolidates above $1,242 – Is it good time to go long?

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Today, the gold prices recovered from a seven-month low after slow GDP data from China. The Greenback has been a prime mover of gold prices as investor focus stays on U.S. retail sales as well as Trump – Putin Summit today. Here’s an update on our gold trading signal…

Gold -XAU/USD – Fundamental Outlook

Just like the dollar, gold is also under the spotlight. As discussed in FX Leaders’ July 16 – Economic Event’s Outlook, the U.S. President Donald Trump, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki for the first designated meeting. The level of uncertainty remains at a peak as the agenda of the meeting isn’t clear. Therefore, the investors seem to hold their positions in gold in order to benefit sudden safe-haven appeal.

In addition, the U.S. earnings reports are also keeping the trading volume in check. Better than expected earnings reports may cause a sell-off in gold and anything worse can cause investors to buy up more gold.

Gold -XAU/USD – Technical Outlook

The trading in gold is very slow lately as the price is stuck in a tight trading range $1,241 – $1,247. On the lower side, gold is facing strong support near $1,237. It’s the trendline and 200 periods moving average which is supporting gold near $1,237.

Gold - Weekly Chart
On the upper side, $1,247/48 is likely to extend hurdle. The violation of $1,248 can lead gold prices towards $1,252.

Gold – XAU/USD – Trade Idea
During the ending hours of the Asian session, we opened a buying signal above $1,243 with a stop below $1,240 and a target of $1,247. Good luck!

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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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