Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Both gold and oil have moved sideways so far this week, as the dollar strengthens, but their uptrends remain intact. 

Source: Bloomberg

Gold rally hindered by dollar

Dollar strength continues to inhibit gold’s rally, but it remains above $1314, with $1307 also acting as further support.

A move back below $1295 is needed to put a bearish spin on things. 

Brent stays on uptrend pattern

The uptrend for Brent continues here, and we look for weakness as a chance to add to positions.

A pullback towards the 100-period simple moving average (SMA) on the four-hour chart ($65.43) or an oversold reading on stochastics, would provide this. The near-term target remains at $69.23.

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