Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

While gold has at least held a vital trendline, it is stuck below $1300. Oil meanwhile has managed to hold support all week, and is trying to push higher. 

Gold stuck in a tight range

While gold continues to hold the rising trendline from December 2016, gains above $1300 this week have proved impossible to sustain.

However, dips towards the trendline have also found buyers. A break out of the $1290-$1300 range is needed to determine the future course from here.

WTI fights to rally after holding the lows

The price continues to hold the lows of the week, building a base for WTI that saw a rally develop yesterday.

Now it needs to move above the post-September rising trendline, which would suggest a move above $66.50. From here, the 31 May peak at $68.60 comes into view. A close below $64.18 negates this more bullish view. 

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