Technical analysis: key levels for gold & crude

Gold prices remain under pressure, while oil looks set for a short-term bounce.

Source: Bloomberg

Gold looks to head lower
Despite a late bounce on Friday, gold remains under pressure. A failure to push on above $1225 would suggest a test of the lows of the past week around $1210. If this is broken then we look towards $1190 as possible support. 

Brent continues downtrend
Oil weakness in the past week has provided an interesting divergence for markets. We are still seeing a downtrend here, so the price will need to clear $39 for any hope of a more extended bounce. If it achieves this then the next area to watch is $41, and then $42.30. Downside targets lie around $36.50 in the first instance, and then down to $34.90. 

WTI appears stable
After a steady drop over the past week or more, WTI has stabilised around $36.50. A bounce here back to $38 may bring out fresh sellers, and it would take a move above $39 to confirm that the bounce has more room to run. Downward targets lie around $34.30 and then $32. 

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