Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude

Gold continues to move higher, after the latest North Korean rocket launch. Meanwhile, Brent breaks down through the bottom boundary of a symmetrical triangle formation.

Gold bars
Source: Bloomberg

Gold keeps on climbing

North Korean actions overnight saw gold spike higher once more, with the price breaking to a nine-month high. Between here and the next major level at $1337, there is no crucial resistance to watch out for.

For now, there is no reason to believe we will see this rally let up, with a bullish view in play unless the price falls below $1314.

Brent breaks lower from triangle formation

Brent has broken to the downside last night with the price falling below trendline support.

This completes a bearish break from a symmetrical triangle formation. That points towards further losses from here, where a break above $52.35 would be required to negate that bearish view.

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