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Gold price and Brent crude price reach key trendlines

Gold and Brent trade around crucial trendlines, with recent gains coming into question.

Gold rallies into trendline resistance

Gold has surged back into trendline resistance over the course of the week, with risk-off sentiment driving up demand for havens. This brings us into a crucial area, where the ability to break through trendline and $1745 resistance will be key in dictating whether we can push onwards into a major bullish breakout phase.

Given the relationship between US 10-year yields and gold, much will likely be pinned on the potential for yield curve control from the US Federal Reserve (Fed). Should that be implemented, gold could be a big winner. They are holding off, for now, and questions could be asked as to whether there is enough momentum to drive us through this resistance zone quite yet. As such, this area of resistance is going to be key today.

Brent crude falls into key support zone

Brent has declined back into the $39.95-$40.28 support zone this morning, following sharp gains yesterday. The build in US inventories has not done Brent any favours, with continued builds in stockpiles highlighting the continued oversupply that exists.

Nevertheless, from a technical perspective, we are at a key crossroad for Brent. A break below trendline and horizontal support would point towards a potential capitulation for crude as we unravel some of the gains seen over recent months. However, the uptrend does remain in play, and another leg higher is still a possibility if the price remains above this key support zone.

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