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Gold price: going long gold

This week’s Trading the Trend sees IG’s chief market analyst Chris Beauchamp go long gold after the recovery in the price this week. This looks to be a continuation of the move higher from early July.

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Trading the Trend

Hello and welcome to IG's Trading the Trend for Wednesday, 26 July 2023. Let's look back at last week's Trading the Trend from IG’s senior market analyst, Axel Rudolph, which was to go a short wheat, which a week ago was trading around $7.27.

You can see here the stop the trade was to go short around this level as it hit the 200-day moving average. The stock was up above this February, high at 807 so we are still some way away from that stock, but certainly you can see the price has moved sharply higher since then, mainly because continuing concerns about that Russia- Ukraine rider, which is now completely extinct.

Really, it looks like the situation become more serious with Russian attacks on Ukrainian grain infrastructure, which has driven the price higher over the past week and could continue to do so if the situation escalates.

And while it hasn't hit our stock yet, it certainly isn't moving yet in our favour. But for the moment, obviously with the stop and risk management price, it is still an active trade.

Going long gold

Now, if we look to this week, for the week of Wednesday, 26 July, we're going to look at gold, which is seeing quite a bit of recovery the last couple of days after some weakness the end of last week and the beginning of this week.

And that follows on from a recovery from the lows of early July. You can see for gold, we were down around 1900 as July began, and then we finally got a rally that many have been looking for. It reached the 50-day moving average, moved sharply higher and then pulled back. But it has consolidated the past couple of days and started to move higher.

So, we look to go long gold for this week’s Trading the Trend with expectation that it continues to move higher. So, we're going to go long gold with the stop. We are going to have to put this, give it plenty of room because this is a longer-term trade. We're going to put our stop down back down to 1900 really to give it plenty of room.

So, we could see some volatility around, especially around the Fed meeting, all the earnings we've got over the next week or so. We're gonna go long gold with the stop at 1900 and then the target is over the course of time for it to move up towards these highs that we saw in the end of April, beginning of May of this year, up around $2,050 an ounce.

So that's Trading the Trend for Wednesday, 26 July. We're going to go long gold with our stop down at 1900 and our target at 2050.

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