US-China Trade War Keeping Gold Rangebound – What’s Next? - Forex News by FX Leaders

US-China Trade War Keeping Gold Rangebound – What’s Next?

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The financial markets are stuck in a narrow range in the absence of major economic events. Similarly, the precious metal GOLD is also exhibiting thin volatility as investors are confused about whether to react on the US-China trade war issue or to take a bullish position before Fed Chair Powell’s speech.

The US-China trade negotiations are yielding no results and as per the recent news, David Malpass, a member of the US trade delegation in Beijing, stated that the March 1 deadline to reach a deal would not be extended. In case both nations fail to come to a mutual agreement, the US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will be expanded to 25% from 10%.

Support Resistance
1303.82 1312.53
1299.44 1316.86
1290.73 1325.57
Key Trading Level: 1308.15

The stronger dollar is keeping GOLD in check. On the technical end, gold is likely to face strong resistance at $1,314. Below this, the metal is highly likely to stay bearish until $1,307 and 1,302.

On the flip side, the bullish breakout of $1,314 is likely to lead gold prices towards $1,326 later this week.

Let’s wait for Powell’s speech and stay tuned for further updates. 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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