Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold and oil will be a keeping a nervous eye on the dollar today, as the new Federal Reserve chairman appears in front of US lawmakers. 

Gold holds key support yet again

We saw the rally yesterday knocked back, but once again gold defended the $1326 level.

As a result, the price moved higher overnight and has, so far today, held $1330. A close above $1338 and then $1341 would clear the way to $1346, $1358 and then $1368. As yesterday, a close below $1320 would be a bearish sign.

Brent pushes higher

Yesterday saw Brent consolidate above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $66.87, but the rising trend from the February lows is intact.

A close below $65.70 would be negative in the short term, but as long as $64.12 holds, the trend remains positive overall. Upside targets are to be found at $66.86 and then $69.23.

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