Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold’s retreat continues, but oil has managed to push higher. 

Oil pump
Source: Bloomberg

Gold continues to fall

There has been little sign of buying pressure in gold since it failed to break $1220. Having fallen below $1190, it looks like we will see a push to $1173 and the 50-day simple moving average. Below this $1160 and $1140 come into view. Any buying will need to recover $1190 to suggest the pullback has run its course.

Brent strength pushes the price higher

Further strength in oil yesterday helped the price push above $56, which had acted as resistance for some time. Now we look to see if the price can push on to $57.30 and then $58.80. A failure to move on above $57 would suggest a test of $55 and then down to key support at $53.94. 

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