Monday, April 18, 2022
Khaleej TIMES - UAE: Gold prices jump on Ukraine crisis; 24K hits Dh240.5 per gram in Dubai
Gold prices rose on Monday morning, hitting over a month high as the Russia-Ukraine military conflict drove investors to the precious metal.
Spot gold was up 0.5 per cent at $1,984.20 per ounce.
In the UAE, the precious metal prices jumped one-and-half dirham per gram at the opening of the market on Monday with 24K trading at Dh240.5 per gram as compared to its previous close of Dh239 per gram. Among the other variants, 22K opened at Dh225.75, 21K at Dh215.5 and 18K at Dh184.75 on Thursday morning.
Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at Oanda, said in Asia today, the yellow metal resumed its rally, despite the US dollar also strengthening.
“Gold’s price action, it must be acknowledged, remains constructive. It is managing to maintain gains on US dollar strength, while also grinding higher even as US yields and the greenback both strengthen. Gold has initial resistance at $2,000 an ounce, although I believe option-related selling there will be a strong initial barrier. If that is cleared, gold could gap higher to $2,020 an ounce quite quickly and potentially, a retest of $2,080 an ounce,” he said.
Halley added that a retreat through $1,960 and $1,940 an ounce will signal a whipsaw move lower, chopping out the short-term money. “Failure of $1,915 will signal a retest of important support at $1,880 and possibly $1,800 an ounce,” he added.Source: