Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Both gold and Brent are moving higher, yet this is likely to be a short-term phenomenon given recent downtrends.

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Source: Bloomberg

Golds grind higher likely to be short-lived

Gold has been gaining ground overnight following another strong move lower yesterday. This bounce is likely to be another retracement within this recent downtrend.

As such, watch the Fibonacci resistance levels at potential reversal and selling points. We would need a break through $1257 to negate this current bearish sentiment.

Brent downtrend remains in play

Brent saw another sharp move lower last night, in a continuation of the downtrend of recent weeks. With the price failing to break below $46.91, we are now seeing a short-term descending triangle in play.

As such, watch out for the break of $46.91 for a bearish continuation signal. However, a break back above $47.91 would provide a warning sign that this trend could be coming to an end, or at least slowing.

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