Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Dollar strength has hit gold hard, with a potentially bearish move underway. WTI, meanwhile, is still unable to break above a key trendline. 

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Source: Bloomberg

Gold suffering negative outlook

Gold bulls have had a tough period recently, seeing the price drop below the post-June rising trendline. With the price now back below $1300, and a sequence of lower highs and lower lows having been created, the next area of possible support would be $1264.

It looks like rallies will be sold, so it needs a move back above $1315 to reverse the negative viewpoint. 

WTI still pushing February trendline

The WTI daily chart remains the one to watch here, as the price continues to bump its head up against the February descending trendline. A move below $50 would likely signal that a fresh downward leg is underway, with $48.39, the 50-day simple moving average (SMA), and then $47.41 area coming into play as downside targets.

A move above $51 would break the downtrend line, and signal another potential push to the May high at $52. 

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