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Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

It looks like both gold and oil are headed lower, with bullish momentum fading in both commodities.

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gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold dropping down

It seems that we will continue to see gold weaken, with the pullback in a broader uptrend still playing out. Trendline resistance has held back gains over the past two sessions, and a drop through $1275 would likely open the way to $1264, the previous high in this rally.

Bulls will need to wait until we see the price move back to $1253 and the 200-day simple moving average (SMA), or even down to the rising trendline around $1245. 

Gold price chart

WTI down again

The brief recovery four WTI yesterday has given way to more losses, and now we look to see if the sellers can breach $50.52.

A close below this opens the way to the 200-day SMA at $49.40, and then down to the rising trendline around $48.10. Any rally needs to clear $51.34, the high from Thursday’s session.

WTI price chart

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