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Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold’s Friday rally could soon be the target of fresh selling, while oil is trying to stabilise after heavy losses on Friday. 

Oil
Source: Bloomberg

Gold pullback change may happen

A turn could be at hand in the Gold pullback, as the commodity pushes briefly above the $1282 high from 4 October. A close above here could be the creation of a new higher high, with a move above $1290 confirming renewed bullish momentum. In this case, $1296 and then $1307 come into play.

A failure to move higher would raise the prospect of a move back to $1270, then down below $1260 and then to $1251.

Gold chart

WTI pullback has further to go

WTI’s heavy losses on Friday would seem to suggest that the pullback from the breakout has further to go.

While a small rebound from the oversold conditions of Friday is to be expected, any rally that is unable to move back above $51.50 remains a selling opportunity. Below $49.40 the price targets $47.40.

WTI chart

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