Gold Price Remains In Strong Uptrend Above $1,400

Key Highlights

  • Gold price started a downside correction from the $1,450 resistance against the US Dollar.
  • A crucial bullish trend line is forming with support near $1,418 on the 4-hours chart of XAU/USD.
  • The US Personal Income in June 2019 increased 0.4% (MoM), similar to the forecast.
  • The US ADP Employment could change by 150K in July 2019, more than the last 102K.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Earlier this month, gold price climbed higher above the $1,400 and $1,440 resistances against the US Dollar. The price tested the $1,450 resistance area and later started a downside correction.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

The 4-hours chart of XAU/USD indicates that the price topped near the $1,452 level and corrected below the $1,440 and $1,420 support levels. However, the price remained well above the $1,400 support and stayed above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours, red).

A swing low was formed near $1,411 and the price recently climbed above the $1,420 level. It traded above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,452 high to $1,411 swing low.

Moreover, there was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $1,421. On the upside, an initial hurdle is near the $1,432 level plus the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,452 high to $1,411 swing low.

A successful close above $1,432 and $1,435 might open the doors for a fresh increase towards $1,450 in the near term. On the downside, there are important supports forming near $1,418 and $1,415.

There is also a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $1,418 on the same chart. Below the trend line and the 100 SMA, the price could test the main $1,400 support area.

Fundamentally, the US Personal Income report for June 2019 was released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. The market was looking for a 0.4% rise in the personal income compared with the previous month.

The actual result was similar to the forecast, as the US Personal Income increased 0.4%. On the negative side, the last reading was revised down from 0.5% to 0.4%.

The report added:

Personal income increased $83.6 billion (0.4 percent) in June according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $69.7 billion (0.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $41.0 billion (0.3 percent).

Overall, gold price remains in an uptrend unless there is a daily close below $1,400. Looking at major pairs, EUR/USD and GBP/USD seems to be preparing for a short term upside correction.

Economic Releases to Watch Today

  • Euro Zone GDP for Q2 2019 (Prelim) (QoQ) – Forecast 0.2%, versus 0.4% previous.
  • Euro Zone CPI for July 2019 (YoY) (Prelim) – Forecast +1.1%, versus +1.3% previous.
  • Euro Zone Core CPI for July 2019 (YoY) (Prelim) – Forecast +1.0%, versus +1.0% previous.
  • US ADP Employment Change for July 2019 – Forecast 150K, versus 102K previous.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush is a Senior Forex, Cryptocurrencies and Financial Market Strategist with a background in IT and financial markets. He specialises in market strategies and technical analysis, and has spent over a decade as a financial markets contributor and observer. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets.

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