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Oil climbs above $100, gold finds support

Saudi Arabia successfully talks up oil

Brent crude is back above $100 on Thursday, following the verbal intervention from Saudi Arabia this week. The suggestion that the price did not align with fundamentals and that OPEC+ could cut output has clearly had the desired effect. It may also make the chance of a move back below $90 in the near-term hard to come by unless a nuclear deal is agreed upon and OPEC+’s appetite for cuts put to the test.

Welcome reprieve but resistance lies ahead

Gold is enjoying some reprieve today as risk appetite has improved and the dollar pared its recent gains. Slightly lower yields in the US will be welcomed after a period of creeping higher, piling the pressure on the yellow metal that at one point had its sights set on $1,800. It’s heading in that direction again but given the recent trend, it may face strong resistance along the way.

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Craig Erlam

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Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA [5]
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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