Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

WTI broke its downtrend in spectacular fashion yesterday, drastically altering the outlook. Meanwhile, gold looks to have more downside to come.

Oil
Source: Bloomberg

Gold ebbs despite North Korea news

Despite the spike higher yesterday after the North Korea news, gold looks at risk of creating a lower high, with a turn lower targeting $1290 and down to $1264.

It needs a move back above last week’s high of $1316 to break the sequence of downward moves. In this case, we would look for a move to $1340 in the short term. For now, however, the downside looks to have the upper hand.

Gold price chart

WTI in hands of the bulls for now

A decisive breakout for WTI yesterday looks to have settled the argument in favour of the bulls. The price targets on the upside are now $54.05 and $55.00.

A retracement could well occur in the short term but, with the downtrend off the February highs smashed, dips should be viewed as buying opportunities. 

Oil price chart

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