Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold breaks below a key support level, bringing a longer-term shift in outlook. Meanwhile, Brent tests a crucial double top neckline.

Gold breaks key support, with further losses likely

Gold continues to trend lower, with the price falling below the crucial $1265 and $1260 levels. That points towards further downside, where the longer-term view is now affected to bring a wider bearish outlook, to accompany the short-term outlook.

Given the highly extended nature of this current move, it makes sense to look for retracements to short into, with $1260, and $1265 of particular interest.

Gold chart

Brent trading around critical support level

Brent has dropped into the key $61.04 level, following a significant decline this week.

Given the possibility of a double top formation, the ability to remain above, or break below, $61.04 will be a key determinant of the price action today.  

Brent oil chart

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