Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold and Brent have both seen somewhat of a resurgence over recent weeks, but will this persist?

Gold rings
Source: Bloomberg

Gold pushing towards new 80-day highs

Gold has managed to bring itself back from the brink, despite falling below $1200 in late January. Crucially, we have seen price break back above the $1220 resistance, with a clear short-term uptrend in place. The current resistance to watch out for is $1225, which needs to be taken out to continue the recent uptrend.

However, it looks likely that we will see this uptrend continue apace. As such, a bullish view is in place unless we see a break back below $1207.

Gold price chart

Brent back from the brink

Brent has begun to show signs of resurgent strength, following a challenge of the $53.00-$54.30 support zone in January. Crucially we have seen price break above $56.74 and fleetingly $57.19.

Given the trendline break and subsequent creation of new highs, there is good reason to believe more gains are around the corner. As such, a bullish outlook is in play unless we see a break back below $54.98.

Brent crude price chart

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