Gold bleeds on trade optimism, drops 2.5% in GBP terms


  • Investors are selling safe havens on the news of a tentative US-China trade deal. 
  • Gold is flashing red, having hit five-week highs in the overnight trade. 
  • The yellow metal is posting a bigger loss in GBP terms.
  • Sterling is flying high on exit polls predicting Conservative victory.

Gold is losing altitude in Asia as investors are buying risk and selling safe havens on trade optimism. 

The yellow metal, a classic safe-haven asset, is currently trading at $1,464 per Oz, having hit a five-week high of $1,487 in the overnight trade. 

The pullback could be associated with the tweet by President Donald Trump that Washington was “very close” to a trade deal with Beijing. A report that US trade negotiators offered to cancel a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods further boosted the risk appetite. 

Further, as per the latest reports, China has agreed to purchase $50 billion worth of US agricultural goods. 

Gold takes a hit in GBP terms

Gold in GBP terms or XAU/GBP is currently trading at £1,087 per Oz, representing a 2.52 percent drop on the day. Also, the current price was last seen on June 20. 

The Pound has surged on exit polls predicting a bigger than expected majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party. A Conservative victory is seen paving the way for Brexit and is weighing over the safe-haven gold. 

At press time, the GBP/USD pair is trading 1.3463, having hit a high of 1.3515 a few minutes ago. That was the highest level since May 2018. 

The focus now shifts to the real results. According to Bloomberg, Labour has lost its stronghold Blyth Valley.

Technical levels

XAU/USD

Overview
Today last price 1464.49
Today Daily Change -10.65
Today Daily Change % -0.72
Today daily open 1475.14
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1466.35
Daily SMA50 1480.72
Daily SMA100 1488.62
Daily SMA200 1407.7
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1478.6
Previous Daily Low 1462.8
Previous Weekly High 1484.06
Previous Weekly Low 1454.05
Previous Monthly High 1515.38
Previous Monthly Low 1445.8
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1472.56
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1468.84
Daily Pivot Point S1 1465.76
Daily Pivot Point S2 1456.38
Daily Pivot Point S3 1449.96
Daily Pivot Point R1 1481.56
Daily Pivot Point R2 1487.98
Daily Pivot Point R3 1497.36

 

 

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