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​​​Oil, gold and silver prices rise on heightened geopolitical tensions

​​Outlook on WTI, gold and silver amid ongoing attacks in the Red Sea shipping lane.

Gold and silver Source: Bloomberg

​​​WTI rallies on supply disruption fears

​Front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures rallied by over 6% from Wednesday’s 69.41 low amid heightened geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. The futures contract is now testing Tuesday high at 73.70. A rise above this minor resistance level would likely engage the 8 November low at 74.92 as well as the September-to-January downtrend line at 75.20.

​Minor support below Thursday’s 72.97 low can be found around Friday’s 72.67 high and also at the 72.38 mid-November low.

US Crude Daily Source: ProRealTime
US Crude Daily Source: ProRealTime

​Gold price stems decline

​Spot gold’s drop from its $2,088 late-December high amid a stronger US dollar took it to Wednesday’s $2,031 low from where it is trying to regain recently lost ground.

​The mid-December high at $2,048 is currently being tested, a rise above which would eye the 21 December high, Friday and Tuesday’s lows at $2,055 to $2,059.

​Support sits at Wednesday’s $2,031 low.

Spor Gold daily Source: ProRealTime
Spor Gold daily Source: ProRealTime

​Silver price sell-off is taking a breather

​Spot silver’s swift decline from its late-December high at $24.60 per troy ounce on the back of an appreciating US dollar took it to Wednesday’s $22.84 low, to marginally above its $22.51 December trough which should act as support. Below it lies the November low at $21.89.

​Minor resistance can be spotted around the 9 November high at $22.99.

Spot Silver daily Source: ProRealTime
Spot Silver daily Source: ProRealTime

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