After the strong recent growth gold has stabilized. Trading is currently constrained in the area of yesterday's highs at the level of $1,722.
Oil prices are now near the opening levels of today. API data had a rather weak effect on trading.
The oil market opens a trading week in the red zone amid continuing concerns about energy demand and the aggravation of trade relations between the US and China.
Gold and other defensive assets are in the green zone amid a worsening relationship between the US and China.