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April Gold Futures Challenge $1700.0

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

For the third consecutive session, the gold bugs have flexed their collective muscle. April gold futures have rallied more than 6%, challenging the key psychological barrier of $1700.0 per ounce. While optimism over the pending U.S. government COVID-19 stimulus bill is driving risk assets higher, bullion is also catching large bids.

Gold’s behavior during the coronavirus market crash has been volatile and a bit peculiar. However, since posting a low just above $1450 on March 16, April gold futures have been on a tear north. Even with a dramatic spike in equity values very possible, institutional investors are choosing to pile into bullion. The reasons for this are multifold but include risk management and potential shortages stemming from extensive South African mine closures

April Gold Futures Gain $90+ Per Ounce

Today’s bullish breakout in April gold futures is being credited as the largest in 11 years. The gains have placed an exclamation mark on the past three days of bullion trade.

April Gold Futures (GC), Daily Chart
April Gold Futures (GC), Daily Chart

Going into Wednesday’s session, there are a few levels worth keeping an eye on:

  • Resistance(1): All-Time High, 1704.3
  • Support(1): Daily SMA, 1640.2

Overview: The recent strength in bullion has been eyebrow-raising, to say the least. Intrasession rallies in gold upwards of 900 ticks are few and far between. If nothing else, we may be witnessing the initial market shocks of the FED’s unlimited quantitative easing package. Further, the rally may also be a product of investors betting on a forthcoming inflationary cycle. In either case, bullion is outpacing the gains of many other asset classes for today’s session.

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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