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Daily Brief, Oct 18 – Everything You Need to Know About Gold

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Gold prices opened at $1490.020 and have placed a high of $1497.320 and low of $1483.40 until now. It is currently trading at $1491.070. At 1:00 GMT, the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Long-term Purchases from the US Department of Treasury came in negative for the month of September as -41.1B against 74.3B expectations.

At 17:30 GMT, the US Building House Permits came as 1.39M against 1.34M expectations and supported the US Dollar.

On the other hand, the number of new buildings that began construction in the month of September was 1.26M against 1.32M expectations weighed the US Dollar. The US job claims for September came as expected, 214K.

At 18:15 GMT, the Industrial Production for September was dropped to -0.4% against -0.1% expectations. The capacity utilization rate also dropped to 77.5% against 77.7% expectations.

The hope for the third rate cut by Fed this year increased after the weak macroeconomic data on Thursday weighed on the greenback. The US dollar index moved to its lowest level since August 26; hence, Gold prices moved in a bullish trend.

The upward movement of Gold was suppressed by the news from Turkey that it has decided on a ceasefire on Kurdish forces. The news sucked away the demand for safe-haven from the market and caused a decline in the rising rate of gold.

Gold 4 Hour Chart
Gold 4 Hour Chart

Support Resistance 

1484.38 1498.39

1476.9 1504.92

1462.89 1518.93

Key Trading Level: 1490.91

GOLD – XAU/USD – Forex Trading Signal

On Friday, Gold continues to trade below 1,497 resistance. This level has now become double the top level on the 4-hour chart. Whereas, the bullish trendline is supporting the metal around 1,488 today.

Overall, it’s an ascending triangle pattern, which typically breaks out on the upper side, which may help us determine further trends in Gold. A bullish breakout of 1,497 level may lead gold prices towards 1,503 today.

All the best!

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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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