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Investing.com – Gold prices rose on Thursday as uncertainty over the trade talks between the U.S. and China supported gold’s safe-haven demand.
Natural gas prices moved higher on Wednesday but closed off the highs of the session. Warmer than normal weather is expected to cover most of the United States for the next 8-14 days according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Warmer than normal weather equates to higher cooling demand which in turn lifts the demand for natural gas.Technicals
was upgraded today to a "Buy" by TheStreet's Quant Ratings service. In the daily bar chart of GG, below, we can see that prices are in a neutral zone between the rising 200-day moving average line and the rising 50-day average line. The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has moved up and down with the price action.
Negative momentum is decelerating as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) histogram is printing in the red with a rising trajectory which points to consolidation. The softer than expected Eurozone composite report weighed on the EUR/USD which capped the upside in gold prices.
Based on the current price at 110.293, the direction of the USD/JPY into the close is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term pivot at 110.019.
Based on the current price action, the direction of the crude oil market the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at $71.57.
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Traders will be looking for clues in the minutes on the outlook for U.S. interest rates. A hawkish interpretation of the minutes could send interest rates and the U.S. Dollar higher, while putting pressure on dollar-denominated gold.
The British pound has been very noisy during the trading session on Tuesday, initially spiking towards the ¥149.75 level, before rolling over again. At this point, the market looks as if it is trying to build up significant momentum to the upside, something that will be necessary to continue the move higher.
The Australian dollar has rallied a bit during the day on Tuesday, to test the psychologically important 0.76 handle as well as a major previous uptrend line. There should be resistance here, and so far that’s what we are seeing.
Investing.com – WTI crude oil prices settled lower after hitting a three-and-a-half year high on Tuesday as the prospect of global supply disruptions remained elevated amid looming sanctions on Iran and falling Venezuelan crude output.
Natural gas prices surged higher rising more than 3.4% on Tuesday as warmer than normal weather is now expected to cover most of the United States for the next 8-14 days. Warmer than normal weather increases cooling demand which in turn increases natural gas demand. Natural gas surged higher breaking through resistance which is now support near the 200-day moving average 2.87. Resistance is now seen near the December highs at 3.21.
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Most precious metal mining stocks have fallen over the last few months due to falling gold prices. The US dollar’s revival has also impacted precious metals and mining stocks recently.
Based on the early price action, the direction of the crude oil market today will be determined by trader reaction to yesterday’s close at $72.35.
Based on the early trade, the direction of the gold market the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major Fibonacci level at $1296.20.
A dip in Treasury yields and the U.S. Dollar could be supportive for gold over the short-run as investors prepare for the release of the latest Fed meeting minutes on Wednesday at 1800 GMT.
We’re in a supply-driven market right now but there still are concerns over rising U.S. production. Because of this, today’s late session American Petroleum Institute weekly inventories report should be a market-moving event.
The natural gas markets fell right off the bat during the trading session on Monday, bounced a bit towards the $2.84 level, before falling over again. It looks as if the market is testing a significant round number, so the next couple of sessions could be crucial.
Gold markets fell to the $1283 level during the day on Monday but found enough of a bounce to rally as the Americans came on board. However, we are starting to show signs of resistance at current levels, so I think that we will probably continue to go lower.