Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

A pause in trade gives us a rare breather as we look for the next moves in gold and Brent.

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold looks set to sell off once more

Gold broke lower from an ascending channel yesterday, following a deep retracement through the 76.4% Fibonacci level.

We have since seen the price move lower, and while we have not had confirmation via a break below $1213, a bearish outlook remains as long as we stay below the $1229 level. As such, unless we break that $1229 resistance, any rally could provide shorting opportunities.

Brent gaining ground once more

Despite early losses, we are seeing Brent regain ground once more this hour.

Crucially, we need to see the price of Brent turn lower below the $49.23 or else it will start to look like a much more bullish picture. While we remain below that level there is a good chance the wider downtrend could kick in once more.

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