Crude oil's recovery was limited at 84.53 last week and the outlook remains basically unchanged. Price actions from 80.06 is still being treated as correction to fall from 88.63 only. With 4 hours MACD staying below signal line, initial bias is neutral this week. On the downside, below 80.06 will indicate that fall from 88.63 has resumed and should target 61.8% retracement of 70.76 to 88.63 at 77.59 and below. However, note that break of 84.53 resistance dampen this view and argue that fall from 88.63 might be completed already. In such case, stronger rebound should be seen to retest 88.63 high instead.
In the bigger picture, the steeper than expected fall from 88.63 is mixing up the outlook and argue that rise from 64.23 is possibly finished with three waves up to 88.63. In other words, it could be the second wave of consolidation from 87.17 and the third wave might have just started. We'll now slightly favor more decline as long as 88.63 resistance holds. Nevertheless, medium term rise from 33.2 is treated as the second wave of the consolidation pattern that started at 147.27. As long as 64.23 support holds, medium term rise from 33.2 is still in favor to extend to 50% retracement of 147.27 to 33.2 at 90.24 and possibly higher before completion.
In the long term picture, rebound from 33.2 is not finished yet. But overall view remains unchanged. Crude oil is in a long term consolidation pattern from 147.27, with first wave completed at 33.2, second wave from there unfolding. Current development suggests that a breach of 61.8% retracement at 103.70 is likely. But we'll then start to focus on reversal signal again above 103.70.
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Nymex Natural Gas (NG)
Natural gas rose further to as high as 4.411 last week and closed strongly. Initial bias remains on the upside for further rally this week. Current rise from 3.255 should now be targeting next key resistance at 5.194. On the downside, below 4.115 minor support will turn intraday bias neutral again. But after all, we'd still favor another rise as long as 3.71 support holds, even in case of deep retreat.
In the bigger picture, break of the falling trend line from 6.108 add some credence to the case that decline from there is completed with three waves down to 3.22 already. That is, it's merely a correction to rebound from 2.409 and such medium term rally is possibly resuming. Break of 5.194 resistance will solidify this case and target another high above 6.108 to 100% projection of 2.409 to 6.108 from 3.255 at 6.954 next. On the downside, break of 3.71 support is needed to invalidate this view. Otherwise, we'll stay bullish.
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Comex Gold (GC)