Gold Price and Crude Oil Price Could Start Fresh Increase

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Gold price is trading in a positive zone above the $1,850 support. Crude oil price must clear $80.00 to start a fresh increase in the near term.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price started a decent increase above the $1,850 resistance against the US Dollar.

· There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $1,865 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price corrected lower below $80.00 and tested the $76.50 zone.

· There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $78.50 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price started a fresh increase above the $1,820 resistance level against the US Dollar. The price gained pace and it was able to settle above the $1,842 resistance zone.

The price even settled above the $1,850 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a break above the $1,870 level. A high was formed near $1,877 on FXOpen and the price corrected lower. There was a break below the $1,865 level, but the bulls remained active near $1,850.

A low is formed near $1,850 and the price is now rising. The price is back above the $1,860 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It also surpassed the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,871 swing high to $1,850 low.

An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,863 level. It is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,871 swing high to $1,850 low. The first major resistance is near the $1,865 level.

There is also a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $1,865 on the hourly chart of gold. The main resistance is near the $1,870 level. A close above the $1,870 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,885.

The next major resistance sits near the $1,900 level. On the downside, an initial support is near the $1,855 level. The first major support is near the $1,850 level. A downside break below the $1,850 support zone may possibly spark a steady decline. In the stated case, the price could test the $1,820 support.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price failed to continue higher above $82.50 and started a steady decline against the US Dollar. The price traded below the $80.00 support to move into a bearish zone.

The price even traded below $78.00 and settled below the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near $76.32 and the price is now correcting higher. There was a break above the $77.50 and $78.00 resistance levels.

Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $78.50 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD. The pair traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $80.61 swing high to $76.32 low.

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $79.20 level. The next key resistance is near the $80.00 level and the 50 SMA, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $82.00.

On the downside, an initial support is near the $78.00 level. The first key support is near the $76.50 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. The next major support sits near the $75.00 level.

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