Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Oil seems to have further to go on the upside, while gold’s uptrend has stalled for now.

Oil pump
Source: Bloomberg

Gold losing upside momentum

As North Korea retreats from the headlines for now, gold seems to be running out of upside momentum. Nonetheless, this weakness should only be short-term, unless we see a definitive move below $1300.

Otherwise, dips towards the rising 50-period simple moving average (SMA) of $1316 on the four-hour chart should be welcomed as buying opportunities. 

WTI set for more gains

Further gains yesterday for oil seem to have put pay to the downtrend from the August high. Further gains from here will target $49.40 and then $50.52.

It looks like more upside is the order of the day, with a close below $47.50 needed to negate this optimistic outlook. Above $50.52 the next area will be $51.36 and then $52.00.

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