Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Geopolitical tensions in Iraq continue to bolster both gold and oil, with the commodities hitting new highs for the month. 

Source: Bloomberg

Gold reaches new high

Further gains in the early part of the session have seen gold push to a new high for the month. The next area to watch would be the $1314-$1316 zone, with a move above here clearing the way to $1326, $1337 and then $1360.

A move below $1280 is needed to negate the bullish outlook.

WTI targets September peak

A gap higher for WTI, due to news of clashes in northern Iraq, has seen the price hit a new high for the month. The next target is the September peak at $53.00.

Above here, the $54.00 and $55.00 levels come into play. A drop below $50.50 is needed to put a more bearish view on things. 

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