Gold Price and Crude Oil Price At Risk of Downside Break

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Gold price is correcting lower and trading below $2,000. Crude oil price is facing an increase in selling pressure below $105.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price started a downside correction after a strong rally to $2,070 against the US Dollar.

· There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,985 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price corrected lower, but it found support near $100.00.

· There was a break below a short-term ascending channel with support near $108.10 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price formed a support base near $1,950 and started a fresh increase against the US Dollar. The price gained pace for a move above the $2,000 level to move into a positive zone.

There was a clear move above the $2,020 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The price even climbed above the $2,050 resistance level. A high was formed near $2,070 on FXOpen before the price started a downside correction.

Gold Price Hourly Chart

There was a break below the $2,000 level. The price even spiked below the $1,980 level, but it found support near $1,970. A low is formed near $1,970 and the price is now consolidating.

There was a move above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $2,070 swing high to $1,970 low. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $2,000 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

The main resistance is now forming near the $2,020 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $2,070 swing high to $1,970 low is also near $2,020. A close above the $2,020 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $2,050. The next major resistance sits near the $2,070 level.

On the downside, an initial support is near the $1,985 level. There is also key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,985 on the hourly chart of gold. If there is a downside break below the $1,985 level, the price could decline to $1,920.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a steady increase from the $100.00 support zone against the US Dollar. The price broke the $115.00 resistance zone to move into a positive zone.

The price even cleared the $120.00 level and settled above the 50 hourly simple moving average. A high was formed near $126.5 and the price started a downside correction. It traded below $115.00, but the bulls are active near $100.00.

Oil Price Hourly Chart

There was another increase, but the price failed to clear the $112.00 zone. It started a fresh decline below $110.00. There was a break below a short-term ascending channel with support near $108.10 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

It is now consolidating near the $102.00 level. The next major support is near the $100.00 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. In the stated case, the price might slide towards the $92.50 support zone.

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $105.50 level. It is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $111.81 swing high to $101.89 low.

The next key resistance is near the $106.85 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $111.81 swing high to $101.89 low, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $115.00.

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