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Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Is gold’s rally losing steam? It might seem so, while in oil prices key inventory data has seen sellers take control. 

BG gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold rally not finished yet

The price remains stuck below $1234 but given the momentum we have seen here since late December, it does not yet look like the rally is ending.

Further upside targets lie at $1248 and then at $1271, but it will take a move below $1211, and the weekly pivot, to suggest that a real turn lower is in the offing. 

Brent clings on to support at $54

Yesterday’s inventory data from the American Petroleum Institute sent oil falling rapidly to its lowest level in approximately three weeks. Now we look to see if support around $54 holds, as it has since December.

A break below here would head towards $52.90 and then potentially as far as the 200-day simple moving average at $50.36.

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