Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold has faltered and looks to be turning lower, while oil has managed to bounce from its base from earlier this week.

Source: Bloomberg

Gold going down as dollar goes up

Gold continues to edge lower as the US dollar begins to revive. However, it is not yet clear that either the short or long-term trends are finished.

The former will require a break below $1240 at least, to create a new lower low. The price was stymied by the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1256. Above $1256, it would head towards $1268 and $1283.

WTI on the way up

Having firmly held the $47.60 level the WTI price has steadily clambered higher. The next target is the $49.50 area which held back gains in mid-March.

Above here (and ideally above the $49.70 level too) the price should head back towards $50.65 and then $51.87. Dips could well be treated as further buying opportunities. As long as $47.60 holds, the buyers remain in control. 

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