Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold bears start to take control, while oil builds on its gains, continuing the broader divergence between the two commodities.

Gold’s rally coming under threat

The push above $1200 has faltered for gold, and further declines are seeing the price push below the lows from Tuesday.

A close below $1187 would suggest $1180 and then $1160 are back in play, as a lower high in the current downtrend is created. A close above $1200 is needed to reignite the move higher, targeting $1205 and then $1214 in the short term.

Brent hits key resistance zone

The Brent price has rallied to the area of resistance around $76.00 that has held back progress since the middle of July.

A push above $76.00 would target $78.00 and trendline resistance running above the May and July highs. A turn lower targets the $70.85 area of support that held last week.

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