Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

A pause in trade gives us a rare breather as we look for the next moves in gold and Brent.

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold looks set to sell off once more

Gold broke lower from an ascending channel yesterday, following a deep retracement through the 76.4% Fibonacci level.

We have since seen the price move lower, and while we have not had confirmation via a break below $1213, a bearish outlook remains as long as we stay below the $1229 level. As such, unless we break that $1229 resistance, any rally could provide shorting opportunities.

Gold price chart

Brent gaining ground once more

Despite early losses, we are seeing Brent regain ground once more this hour.

Crucially, we need to see the price of Brent turn lower below the $49.23 or else it will start to look like a much more bullish picture. While we remain below that level there is a good chance the wider downtrend could kick in once more.

Brent price chart

IGA, may distribute information/research produced by its respective foreign affiliates within the IG Group of companies pursuant to an arrangement under Regulation 32C of the Financial Advisers Regulations. Where the research is distributed in Singapore to a person who is not an Accredited Investor, Expert Investor or an Institutional Investor, IGA accepts legal responsibility for the contents of the report to such persons only to the extent required by law. Singapore recipients should contact IGA at 6390 5118 for matters arising from, or in connection with the information distributed.

This information/research prepared by IGA or IGA Group is intended for general circulation. It does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. You should take into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs before making a commitment to trade, including seeking advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. In addition to the disclaimer above, the information does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. Any views and opinions expressed may be changed without an update.

See important Research Disclaimer.