Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold has hit the April high, and could be set for more, while Brent is fighting hard to bounce off a key trendline. 

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold rallying

The gold rally has now hit, and attempted to break, the $1295 level. If it does, then $1307 is next.

Only a drop back below $1280 would really imperil the rally, although with the Federal Reserve meeting next week, and the US dollar trying to rally, gold could be vulnerable in the short term. A close above $1295 is needed to create a new higher high and maintain upward momentum.

Gold price chart

Brent struggling

For three sessions now Brent has bounced off the key rising trendline that goes back to July last year. A bounce could be in the offing, but we need to see a close above $49.92 to really suggest the bulls are in control.

Longer-term, the trend is still down, so $46.71 and then $44.11 are the next targets. 

Brent price chart

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