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Oil prices steady, gold eyes US inflation

ByCraig Erlam

Jan 14, 2023
Oil dips, gold rises after Fed, GDP


Oil steadies as traders grow more optimistic

Oil prices have steadied this morning after recovering strongly on Wednesday. Enthusiasm is building in the aftermath of last week’s jobs report and a positive inflation reading today could further fuel that. The prospect of a softer landing, even avoiding recession, is as good as investors could have realistically hoped for once it became clear how high inflation was going to rise last year.

A softer landing for the US, and perhaps elsewhere, combined with a strong economic rebound in China following the current Covid wave could make for a much better year than feared and stimulate extra crude demand. Of course, this case very much focuses on the promising scenarios but they are also increasingly looking like the more plausible ones as well.

Gold trading around pivotal technical zone

The gold rally is continuing to stall around $1,880, the lower end of a range that has been a major point of support and resistance in recent years. The range between $1,880 and $1,920 could be pivotal once more, either as a barrier of resistance in the event that inflation disappoints, or a signal of renewed bullishness if a positive report is the catalyst for a break above. Either way, we could see plenty of volatility in the aftermath of the release.

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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.

Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam


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