Monday, May 10, 2010

Crude Oil Rallies on Crisis Relief.....Bears Still Hold The Advantage


Crude oil closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidated some of last week's decline. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term. If June extends last week's decline, the 87% retracement level of the February-April rally crossing at 72.86 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 83.10 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 81.52. Second resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 83.10. First support is last Friday's low crossing at 74.51. Second support is the 87% retracement level of the February-April rally crossing at 72.86.

Natural gas closed higher on Monday and above the 20 day moving average crossing at 4.123. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If June extends today's rally, the 25% retracement level of the October-April decline crossing at 4.438 is the next upside target. If June renews this winter's decline, weekly support crossing at 3.502 is the next downside target. First resistance is today's high crossing at 4.235. Second resistance is the 25% retracement level of the October-April decline crossing at 4.438. First support is last Thursday's low crossing at 3.855. Second support is weekly support crossing at 3.502.

The U.S. Dollar closed lower due to profit taking on Monday as it consolidated some of this month's rally. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If June extends this month's rally, weekly resistance crossing at 85.85 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 82.19 are needed to confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is last Thursday's high crossing at 85.46. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at 85.85. First support is today's low crossing at 83.07. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 82.19.

Gold closed lower due to profit taking on Monday as it consolidated some of the rally off February's low. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If June extends this year's rally, December's high crossing at 1230.00 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 1165.30 would confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is last Friday's high crossing at 1214.90. Second resistance is December's high crossing at 1230.00. First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 1182.10. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1165.30.


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