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Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

A drop in the dollar has proved to be a boon for commodity bulls.

Smelted gold
Source: Bloomberg

Gold rally set to continue

The metal has enjoyed a remarkable rally since the end of December, gaining almost 7%, and so far there is little sign of it stopping. Indeed, with the dollar now weakening significantly we may be on the cusp of bigger gains.

The next areas of potential resistance are $1207 and then $1228. It is likely that a bearish move will necessitate a drop through $1190. 

Gold price chart

WTI aided by dollar drop

The dollar’s drop has rescued oil from further declines, with a recovery back above $51.70 and $52 indicating that more gains are likely.

A move through $53.70 would open the way to $54.53 and then $55.68. 

WTI price chart

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