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Gold Price Dives While Crude Oil Price Keeps Struggling

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Gold price started a fresh decline below the $1,720 support zone. Crude oil price is also struggling and remains at a risk of more losses.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

· Gold price started a fresh decline after it failed to stay above $1,735 against the US Dollar.

· There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,705 on the hourly chart of gold.

· Crude oil price also started a steady decline from the $97.25 zone.

· There was a break below a couple of bullish trend lines with support near $94.80 and $91.90 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price attempted to gain pace above the $1,760 level against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to stay above $1,750 and started a fresh decline.

There was a clear move below the $1,735 support zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The price declined below the $1,720 level to move into a short-term bearish zone. The decline gained pace below the $1,700 level.

Gold Price Hourly Chart

The price traded as low as $1,688 and is currently consolidating losses. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,700 level. It is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,723 swing high to $1,688 low.

The main resistance is now forming near the $1,705 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,705 on the hourly chart of gold.

The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,723 swing high to $1,688 low. A close above the $1,705 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,720. A clear upside break above the $1,720 resistance could send the price towards $1,735.

An immediate support on the downside is near the $1,692 level. The next major support is near the $1,688 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. In the stated case, the price could decline sharply towards the $1,665 support zone.

Oil Price Technical Analysis

Crude oil price started a fresh decline from the $97.25 resistance zone against the US Dollar. The price traded below the $90.00 support zone to move into a bearish zone.

During the decline, there was a break below a couple of bullish trend lines with support near $94.80 and $91.90 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD. The price even settled below the $90.00 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

Oil Price Hourly Chart

Finally, there was a move below the $87 level and the price traded as low as $85.75. The price is now correcting losses and there was a minor increase above the $87 level.

It is now approaching the $88.50 resistance or the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $97.25 swing high to $85.75 low. The next key resistance is near the $88.80 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

The main resistance sits near the $91.50 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $97.25 swing high to $85.75 low, above which the price might accelerate higher towards $94.00 or even $95.00.

On the downside, an immediate support is near the $87.20 level. The next major support is near the $85.50 level. If there is a downside break, the price might decline towards $83.20. Any more losses may perhaps open the doors for a move towards the $80.00 support zone.

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