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Gold tips $1,900, Silver jumps 8% this month as investors rush to “safe-haven”

The escalating tension in Europe has caught the whole world’s eyes and reinforced gold and silver’s investment appeal amid the rising appetite for “safe shelter”.

Gold: 12-month-high is one step away

Gold prices are sharply higher this week. A fresh eight-month high just above $1,900.00 was recorded on Thursday. The cost of the yellow metal has been up 7% for the past three weeks. The upward pathway is likely to continue as the current trend line is poised to be replaced with another steeper one.

From a bigger picture we can see that the trend line connected by the lows from March 2021 has shown the strong momentum underpinning the price growth of the precious metal, which is now just a step away from the 12-month-high at $1,916. The next challenge to face after $1,916 can be found three months prior at $1,954, reached on November 9, 2020.

The nearest support in view is $1,870, the top point in November 2021, before the price pulls back to this January’s high at $1,847.

Silver: RSI shows momentum to move higher

Safe-haven demand is the prominent reason to power the rising commodity prices as more and more people believe Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is "imminent." As such, the Spot Silver (5000oz) price mirrors the strong pace of the gold price, having advanced 8% higher in February up to this week.

On the daily chart, the silver price is clearly trading in a 'rising tunnel' that is expected to send the price towards $24 in the near term and challenge the January high at $2,442.

Although it looks like the price has encountered some pressure at the level of $23.77, the buyers' momentum shown from the RSI is pointed to push the price higher.

For those bull buyers looking to participate at the dip, a mild retreat to the lower boundary of the moving channel around $23.50 could be considered as a buying opportunity. At the same time, the level below $23.00 should be an early sign for the momentum overturn.

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