Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold and Brent continue to show signs of a short-term bearish reversal, following recent gains.

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold drops out of uptrend

Gold has broken below key support levels this week, with both the first trendline, and then horizontal support being taken out. We are starting to see some strength coming back into play from here, with the $1326 support level key to further gains. As a result, a short-term move higher from here would not be surprising

However, unless we see North Korea announce another test, it looks like any rally would likely be short-term in nature - pointing towards further downside. As long as the price remains below $1358, further downside looks likely. 

Brent continues its descent from key resistance

Brent looks set for further downside, following a rally into the 76.4% retracement overnight. We are seeing the market turn lower once more from here. This points towards a likely continuation of the weakness we have seen since rallying into a crucial resistance zone, between trendline and $54.87 resistance.

A break above the $54.04 level would negate this current bearish short-term outlook.

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