Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold and oil could not have had a more divergent week, and the stark difference looks set to persist. 

Source: Bloomberg

Gold shows no sign of rallying

Gold continues to see intraday selling, as each rally fizzles out. Indeed, the price has recorded a lower intraday high since Tuesday.

A move above $1261 would be a first step, and then above Monday’s high at $1272. This would suggest a bottom is in for now, at least within the context of the current downtrend from the April highs. Possible near-term areas of support are $1245 and then $1236.

WTI puts on yet more gains

The speed of the WTI rally has surprised many, but it confirms that the ‘path of least resistance’ for oil is still higher.

Short-term pullbacks intraday may find buyers, and even a broader dip towards $68.50 would still provide another possible entry point for longs. The next areas of possible resistance come in at $74.95 and then $77.28. 

IGA, may distribute information/research produced by its respective foreign marketing partners 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 IG 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.

Find articles by writer