Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold has held on to gains, while fresh bullish catalysts look to be building in oil. 

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg


After the excitement of Friday we saw little movement yesterday. However, it looks like fresh moves higher will be on their way, as long as the dollar continues to weaken.

A move above $1250 is the first step here, which would clear the way to $1290 and then $1300. A renewed bearish push requires a close below $1200, the low from the final days of May for gold.



It would still appear that the buyers are in charge, with fresh moves higher yesterday taking us back to the key $50.90 area for Brent.

A close above here ignites a move to $55, while dips should still see buyers.



The return to the $50 area indicates that buyers have taken charge again, and while the price remains in its long-term rising wedge there is, so far, little sign of any bearish momentum. A close above $50 targets $53.90 for WTI


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