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The Safe Havens Commodity Report – 25 September 2019

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Commodities are finding new buyers as global economic uncertainty picks up momentum along with the latest move to impeach President Trump, meaning market uncertainty will continue. Precious metals might continue to be the firm favourite as the Global economy steers closer to a possible recession.

Precious metals

Precious metals like Gold and Silver are leading the pack as investors get out of the equity market and into safe havens. Gold might continue to rally if recession fears pick-up, and the U.S Dollar continues to weaken with Silver following suite.


We have seen the yellow metal regain some of its lusters throughout 2019 as global economic uncertainty reigns. The recent move by the U.S Congress to impeach Trump, which might give Gold the push to the 1558 resistance level.

Technical analysis on Gold (XAUUSD)

  • Close above the 1525 resistance; now, possible support might see the price action move higher to the 1558 resistance level and negate a potential H&S pattern.  
  • If the price action does not hold the 1525 support, we might see the possible completion of a right shoulder back to the 1484 neckline.
  • The 50-day SMA will be watched closely for added support if prices move lower.

XAU Curncy GT247 BloombergSource – Bloomberg


Silver has become the commodity to watch, so if you missed the Goldrush of 2019, then Silver should be on your trade to-do list. Silver has been lagging Gold throughout the year, but that might change. Looking at correlations like the Gold to Silver ratio, it might suggest that Silver could outperform Gold this week.

Technical analysis on Silver (XAGUSD)

  • If Silver closes above the $18.79/ ounce resistance level, we might see the $20.00/ ounce price be on the table.
  • The $17.37/ ounce support level will also be watched closely along with the 50-day SMA which might also come in as support.

XAG Curncy GT247 BloombergSource – Bloomberg


International Crude Oil prices increased to new 2019 highs as Geopolitical tensions mounted from the attack on a Saudi oil facility a week ago. It's reported that the Saudis restored around 75% of the crude production lost in the attack and is running on a tight schedule.

Brent Crude Oil

Monday saw the prices for Brent Crude Oil and WTI Light Crude move lower as German Manufacturing data disappoints leading to lower prices. Oil prices might have some relief as the Saudi production comes back to full capacity, and Hedge funds increase their net long positions.

Technical analysis on Brent Crude Oil (CO1)

  • The price action has moved lower from that record intraday price move higher, which might suggest that the price gap might be filled if we can see a close below the $61.40/ barrel support level.

CO1 Comdty GT247 Bloomberg-2Source – Bloomberg


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