Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold’s rally shows no sign of stopping, but WTI is still unable to break $54.

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold continues to move up

While the straight-line move on the FTSE 100 seems to have ended, for gold it shows no sign of stopping. 

A dip towards $1209 has been met by buying, with a move back through yesterday’s highs at $1219 now looking likely. Longer-term targets in this rally are $1226 and $1246, with a bearish move needing a daily close below $1190.

WTI again fails to break $54

For the second time in a week WTI has failed to break $54, and a fresh drop in the early part of the session now suggests the $52.76 support level will be tested once again.

Below this in the short term lies $52.23 and then $51.48. Any rally would have to clear $54 to target $54.80 and then the peak from 3 January at $55.50. 

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