Trade war effect, as outlook brightens

by Marie Rodriguez

The escalating trade war between the US and China and a shaky global growth outlook have supported gold prices in the international markets. Economic indicators signal a slowdown in the global economy after the Donald Trump administration imposed hefty tariffs on China. The World Bank has also slashed its growth forecast 2019 to 2.60 percent. Looking at the shaky outlook, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has hinted at the central bank cutting rates to boost growth. Gold prices have hit the $1,348 level after holding their crucial support of $1,266 closing. The metal had corrected from a high of $1,356 made in February.

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At the MCX, prices have rebounded from the lows of Rs 31,232 to the highs of Rs 32,956.

Looking at the weekly charts, a long-term breakout is possible above the $1,350 level, which may extend to the $1,360-$1,389 zones in the coming sessions. Prices will turn negative only when the precious metal closes…

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