Tag: Crude Oil

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Market Update 4/7 – Know this Key DXY Level

The ‘final leg higher’ option is unfolding in DXY. A key zone to pay attention to is 100.39/59. This is a well-defined horiztonal and where wave 5 would equal wave 1 within the sequence from the January low. Also, note that EURUSD has yet to trade beneath its March low. It may very well do so but a non-confirmation is in place until that happens.

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Market Update 3/21 – Stocks into Resistance

The Dow has reached and responded to the noted level for resistance. The rally from 2/24 also channels in a corrective manner (see hourly chart below). I’m ‘thinking’ lower from this level with possible support near the center line of the corrective channel (about 33860).

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Market Update 3/14 – NZDUSD into Support Zone

NZDUSD levels are actually better defined than AUDUSD in my opinion for support. Price has already reached 2 equal legs down at .6746 and the well-defined .6700 is just below. This is defended by the trendline from the lows and 2022 VWAP at .6719. Bottom line, .6700/50 is a big zone and well-defined for support. I’m looking for Kiwi to turn up and begin another leg higher within the bull cycle from the January low.

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Market Update 3/9 – Nasdaq Holds and Crude Oil Reverses

That was a blowoff top in crude oil. Interestingly, resistance came in at the same parallel that nailed the Gulf War high in 1990. I’m not going to get into detail on the near term charts just yet other than noting 97.60s for support and 115.50 for resistance. Also, USO completed a high volume 2 day reversal. This last happened in September 2019 (see below).

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Market Update 3/3 – Emotional Markets into Long Term Trendlines

Consider today’s update the ‘long term trendline edition’. NFP is tomorrow and I’ve witnessed many turns from stretched markets over the years following an NFP spike. In this instance, that would be a spike towards USD strength (EURUSD weakness). Interestingly, EURUSD is closing in on a 22 year trendline! This is the same trendline that was support for the 2020 low. A close up is below…the trendline is about 1.1000/20. This is also the 78.6% retrace of the rally from the 2020 low.

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Market Update 2/24 – Inflection Point

Today was a classic ‘sell the news’ day with the news being Russia attacking Ukraine. A more accurate term is ‘fade the news’. SPY carved a high volume reversal. We saw one of these at the 1/24 low. Prior to that, you’ve got to go back to 2018.

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Market Update 2/15 – Gold Re-Test and USDJPY Setup

Gold has pulled back to support defined by the center line from the channel that originates at the September low. A dip under today’s low to test 1842 isn’t out of the question. The top side of former trendline resistance needs to hold as support in order to maintain a bullish stance and look towards 1920.

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Market Update 2/14 – Gold Breakout and Crude Resistance

Gold has broken out and the next level to focus on is 1920. This is near the June high and possible channel resistance from the channel that originates at the September low. It’s also the 2011 high. If price pulls back then support should be 1842/47. The top of this zone is the center line of the noted channel. The bottom of the zone is the top side of former trendline resistance.

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Market Update 12/22 – EURUSD Testing Trigger Line

EURUSD is once again flirting with an important breakout above the trigger line. Price is more or less right at the line now. Again, a break above is needed in order to indicate an important behavior change. Ideally, price rises a bit more before pulling back to the line near 1.1300 and holding it as support. That’s the setup at least! Near term upside remains about 1.1520.

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Market Update 12/9 – Tracking AUDUSD and NZDUSD Closely

NZDUSD has lagged AUDUSD on this bounce, which is interesting because AUDUSD reached it’s key level (.6990) but the key level for NZDUSD is slightly lower at .6700. Recall that this is the 38.2% retrace of the rally from March 2020 and the line off of lows since March. The November 2020 low has been reached at .6756 but I love the confluence at .6700. Watch for a possible non-confirmation with AUDUSD and NZDUSD. This would occur if NZDUSD drops to a new low but AUDUSD makes a higher low. This non-confirmation tends to occur at turns. .6860 remains an important overhead barrier.