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Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Dollar strength seems to have gone for the gold rally, but oil continues to find buyers.

Oil pipes
Source: Bloomberg

Gold bears take control

Gold has, it seems, given up the ghost and now looks set for further losses. Having failed to hold $1300 over the past two weeks, the price now looks to be headed to the $1256 lows from the beginning of the month.

Intraday rallies will likely continue to meet selling pressure even up to $1290. A close above $1300 is needed to reverse the negative outlook. 

Gold price chart

WTI keeps on rising

The price for WTI is building on Friday’s bounce to push higher, so further gains should challenge $52.50 and then $53.00.

Dips back to $51.00 should continue to find buyers in the short-term, while a deeper retracement would find buyers at $50.50 and then $49.50.

Oil price chart

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