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​​​​Gold, oil and natural gas prices move higher

​​Commodity prices have made headway, with gold beginning to show signs of forming a higher low and oil prices pushing higher again.

Gold Source: Bloomberg

​​​Gold starts to form higher low?

​Gold prices have pushed higher for a second day, after testing the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) yesterday.

​A higher low could be forming, which would help reinforce the uptrend and put the price back on course to the December highs.

​A reversal below the 50-day SMA would be needed to put a more bearish view in place.

Spot Gold daily Source: ProRealTime
Spot Gold daily Source: ProRealTime

​WTI rallies on Middle East tensions

​Sharp gains yesterday came as US and UK forces began an attack on Houthi targets in Yemen in response to attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.

​The price has continued to consolidate this week, holding above $70 as it has done throughout January. However, the 50-day SMA continues to cap gains. A close above the 50-day SMA is needed to put the price on course to challenge the December high at $76.20.

​A drop back below $70 marks a more bearish development, breaking resistance and pointing towards additional downside.

US Crude daily Source: ProRealTime
US Crude daily Source: ProRealTime

​Natural Gas holds above 200-day moving average

​A substantial rally off the December lows took a knock this week, though the overall bounce is still intact.

​With the price now holding above the 200-day SMA, the next move may be a challenge of the 3000 level, which saw sellers emerge this week.

​​Beyond this the price heads on to 3200 and 3400, while rising trendline support from the December lows comes into view around 2700.

Natural gas daily Source: ProRealTime
Natural gas daily Source: ProRealTime

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