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Gold Reaches Three Weeks’ High – Dovish FOMC in Play

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

On Thursday, the precious metal gold soared to a three-week high as the US Federal Reserve signal no chances of any interest rate hike this year. Whereas, a surprise decrease in the US growth outlook appended to concerns on global economic slowdown.

In response, the market triggered the safe-haven appeal. The Fed came out with a much more cautious statement than the market was expecting. There was a dramatic move in gold on the upper side as the metal jumped from $1,300 to $1,318 in just a few minutes.

Conversely, the negatively correlated dollar took a significant hit and the dollar index shifted beneath $96 for the first time this month.

GOLD – Technical Outlook

On the technical side, gold is trading near $1,319 resistance area. The leading indicators are in the overbought zone but the candlesticks are still signaling a strong bullish bias. That’s the reason why we didn’t open any signal yet.

XAU/USD – 3 Hour Chart

On the upper side, the violation of $1,319 can extend bullish rally until $1,326 trading level. If this happens, I would prefer to take a sell trade below $1,326. Otherwise, the idea will be to stay bullish above $1,311 today.

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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