Gold Price Nosedives While Crude Oil Price Extends Rally

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Gold price started a fresh decline from the $1,850 resistance zone. Crude oil price is rising and might continue to gain momentum above $87.00.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price started a major decline from the $1,850 against the US Dollar.

· There was a break below a key contracting triangle with support near $1,840 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price started a steady increase after it cleared the $85.00 resistance.

· There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $86.20 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price attempted a key upside break above $1,850 against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to gain strength above $1,850 and started a major decline.

There was a clear move below the $1,820 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Besides, there was a break below a key contracting triangle with support near $1,840 on the hourly chart of gold.

Gold Price Hourly Chart

The price even declined below the $1,800 level and settled below the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near $1,791 and is currently consolidating losses. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,800 level.

The first major resistance is near the $1,805 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,853 swing high to $1,791 low.

The main resistance is now forming near the $1,820 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,853 swing high to $1,791 low is also near the $1,820 level. A close above the $1,820 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,840.

The next major resistance sits near the $1,850 level. On the downside, an initial support is near the $1,790 level. The first major support is near the $1,780 level.

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

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a steady increase from the $81.50 support zone against the US Dollar. The price broke the $82.50 resistance zone to move into a positive zone.

The price even cleared the $85.00 level and settled above the 50 hourly simple moving average. A high was formed near $87.98 and the price is now consolidating gains. An immediate support on the downside is near the $86.20 zone.

Oil Price Hourly Chart

There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $86.20 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD. The trend line is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $81.70 swing low to $87.98 high.

The next major support on is near the $85.00 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $81.70 swing low to $87.98 high is also near the $85.00 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. The next major support sits near the $82.50 level

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $87.00 level. The next key resistance is near the $88.00 level, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $92.50.

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