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Gold Price per Ounce Climbs Today After Brussels Attack

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The gold price per ounce is climbing this morning (Tuesday) as investors respond to news of a deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.

Gold prices were trading up $9.40, or 0.76%, at $1,253.50 an ounce in midmorning trading amid a flight to safety.

Today's events have caused a temporary spike in the gold price per ounce, but we see other factors pushing gold higher in the long term. Before we get to those, here's how spot gold is trending today...

Here's Your Latest Gold Spot Price Moves and Forecast

As the U.S. markets have moved sideways in the past week, gold has been in consolidation mode. Today the gold spot price is around $1,223.20 - down $9.50.

Gold traders have done some profit-taking as the gold price has bounced in a range between roughly $1,205 and $1,235 over the past trading week. But the gold spot price has stayed above the $1,200 level, which has helped to paint an increasingly bullish picture.

Technically, we're getting an emerging pennant pattern that will have to resolve itself before long. Will that be to the upside or downside?

Let's look at what will determine that direction...