Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold is trying to bounce off the 50-day SMA, while oil is still unable to stage a breakout. 

Gold bar
Source: Bloomberg

Gold pauses after steady drop

Gold has taken the price back to the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1290 after the fall from the September high. Below here, the 100-day SMA at $1268 comes into play.

A bounce from the current level needs to move back above $1307, but overall it still looks like a new higher low has been created in the trend off the July lows.

WTI still stuck below trendline

No change has been seen in the overall outlook here so far for WTI. The price continues to hit its head against the February downtrend, and any breakout requires a daily close above $51.

Meanwhile, a turn below $49.40 would suggest that a bigger drop is at hand, with further support possible at $47.40.

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