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Will Gold Extend Its Rally?

Posted 05/25/2018 8:57AM CT | Nicholas DeGeorge

In the early morning trade, gold has slightly extended its rally from yesterday and currently trading at $1,311.8, which is up $2 for the day. The main reason for yesterday’s $10 rally in gold was definitely because of the President’s cancellation of the June 12 nuclear summit meeting with North Korea, which put fear buying back into the risk markets. The little selloff in the US dollar yesterday and hopes that it will continue also added to some investors buying gold down at these levels. Furthermore, due to some weak geopolitical data this week, talks of tempering US rate hikes in June are most likely giving August gold a boost at these levels and might add to the rally.

If you take a quick look at the daily August gold chart, you’ll see that gold has rallied itself up into a very bearish down trendline, which should act as resistance at these levels. If it can eventually break above this resistance, the gold should rally to its last high of $1,332.4 back on May 11th. If August gold continues to rally above this level, then you can’t rule out that it will rally up to the $1,375.1 high of April 11. All technical levels are highlighted below on my RJO Futures PRO chart.

Gold Aug ’18 Daily Chart

Gold Aug '18 Daily Chart

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Nicholas DeGeorge

Senior Market Strategist
Nicholas DeGeorge began his financial career in the mortgage/ banking industry. After a successful seven year career, he had an opportunity of a lifetime to trade for one of the larger proprietary day trading firms at the Chicago Board of Trade. While there, he specialized in trading energy (mostly crude oil), metals and e-mini S&P 500. After two years of being a proprietary trader, Nicholas became a Senior Commodities Broker at MF Global and worked for the top commodity trading adviser at the firm. While he was there, he learned a great deal about position trading and was exposed to other markets like grains and soft commodities. Nicholas attended Eastern Illinois University.
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