Gold Price and Crude Oil Price Extend Gains

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Gold price started a fresh increase after it tested the $1,780 support. Crude oil price is rising and it is trading above the $65.00 support zone.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price started a decent increase from the $1,780 support zone against the US Dollar.

· There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $1,792 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price started a fresh increase from the $61.50 support zone.

· There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $68.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price formed a strong support base above the $1,780 zone against the US Dollar. As a result, the price started a fresh increase above the $1,785 and $1,790 resistance levels.

There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $1,792 on the hourly chart of gold. The price surpassed the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,809 swing high to $1,780 swing low (formed on FXOpen).

Gold Price Hourly Chart

The price is now trading above $1,790 and the 50 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance is near the $1,798 and $1,800 levels.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,809 swing high to $1,780 swing low is also near the $1,798 level. A close above the $1,798 and $1,800 levels could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,820.

Conversely, the price might correct lower below $1,795. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,790 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The first major support is near the $1,780 level.

A downside break below the $1,780 support zone may possibly spark a sharp decline. In the stated case, the price could test the $1,750 support.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a major decline from well above the $70.00 level against the US Dollar. The price broke the $65.00 support, but it remained above the $60.00 zone.

A low was formed near $61.68 before the price started a fresh increase. The price surpassed the $65.00 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more gains above the $66.50 and $67.00 levels.

Crude Oil Price Hourly Chart

The price traded as high as $68.45 and it is now consolidating gains. There is also a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $68.00 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

An initial support on the downside is near the $67.70 level. The first major support is near the $67.50 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. If there is a downside break, the price could extend its decline towards the $66.00 level in the coming sessions.

The next major support is near the $65.00 zone. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $61.68 swing low to $68.45 high.

An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $68.00 level. The first key resistance is near the $68.40 level. A clear break above the triangle trend line could lead the price towards the $70.00 resistance level. The next key resistance sits near the $72.00 level.

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