Crude oil futures struggle to stay above the psychological barrier of $100 a barrel.
Despite some selling pressure this week, gold futures remain in a solid uptrend.
If oil dropped below its current trading range, serious technical damage would be inflicted.
Futures will need to trade above the sideways trading range to establish sustainable upside momentum.
Gold and crude move higher on news of continued accommodative monetary policy.
While crude oil languishes around $100, natural gas futures see a bullish signal.
Commodity bears have technical ammunition, but bulls hold trump cards.
Barring a major exogenous event, expect crude oil to remain stuck in a range between $90 and $105.
Higher-than-expected supplies are predicted, and the repercussions could last into the spring planting season.
Gold market bulls run strong out of the gate in 2012.