Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

A bounce last week for oil provided another chance for bears, while gold’s fall continues apace.

Oil figure
Source: Bloomberg

Gold continues the downside

A break below $1214 support points gold towards further negative momentum, with $1195 and the lows of March now in play.

Below this, $1180 comes into play, although the slowing outflow from gold funds might suggest that the slump has run most of its course. However, we would need to see a close above $1214, to restore a more bullish picture. 

WTI needs a rally above $45.25 for a bullish development

Friday’s rally off oversold levels has already petered out, with a retracement providing a fresh shorting opportunity for WTI.

A break below $43.97 would then open the way to $42 and potentially lower. It needs a rally above $45.25 to begin to shift the outlook to a more bullish one. 

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