Earlier today, we managed to close another exciting trade in gold, capturing 153.6 green pips. The precious metal gold bounced back over $1,900 per ounce as soft U.K. data revived concerns across a the coronavirus-driven economic slowdown and backed bullion erase primary losses fired by a resurgent dollar.
Emphasizing the economic loss produced by the pandemic, data revealed Britain’s economy contracted by a record of 20.4% between April and June, the most significant reduction announced by any major economy so far.
Despite the reducing number of virus cases in the U.S., the doubts remain about the U.S. economic recovery. As per the latest report, the COVID-19 crossed over 20 million cases reported as of August 11 as per the Johns Hopkins University data. But Texas, New York, and California reported declining numbers of hospitalizations.
Apart from the virus woes, the long-lasting tussle between the world’s two largest economies remained on the cards as bt nation fired shoots each other. It is worth restating that the Dragon Nation took revenge from the U.S. by imposing the sanctions on 11 American yesterday. The move comes after the U.S. sanctioned 11 Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam. This statement capped the further upside in the equity market and helped gold prices to gain a bit of support.
Despite the intensifying conflict between US-China, the PBOC Governor expressed an upbeat tone while saying, “China will continue implementing the phase-one economic and trade agreement with the United States. This statement gave some breath to the investors.
On the technical side, the precious metal gold has tested the upward trendline support level of 1,877 level. Closing above this trendline is also suggesting buying trends in the gold. We took a buy trade at 1893.06 with a stop loss at 1894.42 and took profit at 1908.42. For now, the gold is holding at 1,932 level, and gold is facing resistance at 1,940. Above this, the next resistance stays at 1,955 level. Let’s wait for the market to extend another goos setup, and we will share the next trading signal. Stay tuned.!