Oil correction may have further to run
Oil is staging a bit of a recovery after tumbling in the middle of the week.
Once again, we’re facing a market that was struggling to maintain upside momentum and a few headlines provided the catalyst for some profit taking. The consolidation could have continued for longer but once a couple of technical levels fell, it’s just accelerated from there.
WTI has since found some support just above $40 but $39 is arguably more significant support. It may now find some resistance around $42.
Strong jobs report could spell trouble for gold
Gold is paring losses this morning, having come under significant pressure over the last few days.
The US PMI report on Tuesday ruined its attempt to break $2,000 again, with the dollar jumping on the back on the report. Gold now finds itself back around the middle of its $1,900-2,000 range ahead of the jobs report, which could be the next catalyst for the yellow metal.
A strong report could see the dollar spike again, with the sell-off currently losing momentum, and spell trouble for the yellow metal.