Oil falls on recession fears, gold slides



Oil edges lower 

Crude prices edged lower after as China continues to struggle with COVID. Bets that China will reopen soon are losing momentum as cases jumped in Guangzhou and other key Chinese cities. ​ Brent crude is still close to the $100 a barrel level for now and it seems short-term risks to supplies have traders looking for a bullish move higher. ​

Gold powers higher

Gold had a great day as the dollar tumbled ahead of the midterm elections and a pivotal inflation report. ​ The weakness in the dollar was more of a short-covering move and potentially on hopes that later this week we will have confirmation that inflation is headed lower. ​

Gold looks like it could be breaking out now and it will just need the macro backdrop to support the move higher. ​ Gold’s rally above the $1700 was impressive as it comes before any exit polling data and well ahead of Thursday’s inflation report. ​ Gold should find major resistance ahead of the $1750 level and that might prove to be difficult to reach before this week’s CPI data. ​


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By Ed Moya