Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Hopes of a bounce back in gold and oil have been dashed once more, as the losses continue. 

Oil pump
Source: Bloomberg

Gold lower highs and lower lows continue

The bears continue to hold sway in gold, as the price pushes through last week’s low and the current pullback extends for yet another session. A potential support area could be $1246, followed by $1240, and then the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1237.

The hourly chart continues to exhibit a sequence of lower highs and lower lows, so unless this is broken the selling will continue.

Gold chart

WTI – May low on the way?

WTI also shows no sign of reversing its downtrend, with only a short distance left until the price hits the May low of $44.

The next stop after this would be $42.80. A recovery above $45.50 would be the first step in any turnaround. 

WTI chart

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