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Gold Futures Surge Amid Safe Haven Demand

With geopolitical concerns on the rise, investors turned to more tangible “safe haven” assets such as gold.

During intraday trading on Tuesday, April 11, Gold Futures (GC) traded at levels not seen since its dramatic fall days after the U.S. Presidential Election, breaching is 200-day moving average. A close for the precious metal above its current 200-day moving average of 1265.5 could signify the confirmation of a bullish trend.

If tensions in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula continue to escalate, traders monitoring the precious metals markets, including Silver (SI) and Palladium (PA) could potentially find some upside potential while the U.S. Dollar softens amid fear & uncertainty.

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