Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold and WTI have been gaining ground of late. However, with both markets slowing in their ascent, there is a possibility we could see a breather in the recent upside moves.

Gold starting to weaken once again

Gold is showing signs of weakness once more, following a rally through trendline resistance.

However, with the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) and $1217 swing high still to overcome, there is a chance we will see the price of gold turn lower again. Watch for the ability to break through the $1217 mark as a precursor to further upside, with a strong possibility of weakness until that occurs.

WTI consolidates amid recent attempted recovery

WTI has been trying to break from its recent period of weakness, with the price rallying into $69.22 resistance. However, we need to see a break above $70.00 to really provide a bullish signal for the price of WTI.

A break below $68.19 would signal the potential for short-term downside, yet there is a chance that such a move would be a retracement of the rally from $63.97.

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