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​​​​Gold price moves lower while oil price gains, and wheat prices struggle to breakout of tight range​​​​

​​Gold has seen fresh selling this morning, while oil prices are holding on to Friday’s gains. Wheat prices remain unable to breakout of their ongoing narrow range. ​

Gold bars image Source: Bloomberg

​​​Gold comes under fresh pressure

​The price lurched lower on Monday morning, falling back towards Friday’s low.

​A rising dollar and recovering bond yields has put pressure on gold prices once again, and a new test of the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) may also occur. Below this comes the December low around $1975.

​A recovery above $2050 would bolster the bullish view and suggest another attempt to move above the late December high at $2090 might be in the offing.

Spot Gold Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime
Spot Gold Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime

​WTI still in short-term bullish move

​Oil prices continue to gain, holding on to Friday’s rise and keeping a bearish view in check for the time being.

​Since November the price has encountered lower highs around $79 and then $76, so a more sustained move to the upside needs to break above these levels.

​Given the progression of lower highs and the downtrend from the September highs, the potential for a fresh turn lower remains elevated. In the short-term, a close back below $72 might suggest that a fresh move down has begun.

WTI Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime
WTI Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime

​Wheat rally stalls below 200-day moving average

​Wheat prices rose sharply from the end of November, but since then gains have stalled.

​The 200-day SMA continues to provide resistance, with the 640 area also holding back any further gains. Meanwhile, losses have found support around the 100-day SMA, as we saw on Thursday last week.

​​For the moment this narrow range continues to limit major moves, with a close above 640 or below 600 needed to confirm a breakout.

Chicago Wheat Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime
Chicago Wheat Daily Chart Source: ProRealTime

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