Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stock Market and Commodities Commentary For Tuesday Evening Nov. 2nd

The S&P 500 index closed higher on Tuesday and the high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are diverging but turning neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If December extends the rally off August's low, April's high crossing at 1203.00 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 1173.62 are needed to confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is today's high crossing at 1193.00. Second resistance is April's high crossing at 1203.00. First support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1173.62. Second support is last Wednesday's low crossing at 1167.80.

Crude oil closed higher on Tuesday and the high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. Today's close above the reaction high crossing at 83.28 confirms that a low has been posted and opens the door for a test of October's high crossing at 85.08. Closes below the reaction low crossing at 79.90 are needed to confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is today's high crossing at 84.34. Second resistance is October's high crossing at 85.08. First support is the reaction low crossing at 79.90. Second support is the August-September uptrend line crossing near 79.01.

Natural gas closed higher on Tuesday as it consolidates some of Monday's decline. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If December extends last week's rally, the reaction high crossing at 4.207 is the next upside target. If December renews this year's decline, weekly support crossing at 3.390 is the next downside target. First resistance is Monday's high crossing at 4.187. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 4.207. First support is last Monday's low crossing at 3.500. Second support is weekly support crossing at 3.390.

Gold closed higher on Tuesday and the high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI have turned bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices is possible near term. If December extends the rally off last week's low, October's high crossing at 1388.10 is the next upside target. If December renews the decline off October's high, the 25% retracement level of this year's rally crossing at 1303.50 is the next downside target. First resistance is Monday's high crossing at 1366.40. Second resistance is October's high crossing at 1388.10. First support is the reaction low crossing at 1315.60. Second support is the 25% retracement level of this year's rally crossing at 1303.50.

The U.S. Dollar closed lower on Tuesday as it extends the decline off last week's high. The low range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term. If December renews the decline off August's high, the November 2009 low on the weekly continuation chart crossing at 74.21 is the next downside target. Closes above the reaction high crossing at 78.61 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. First resistance is last Wednesday's high crossing at 78.51. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 78.61. First support is last Friday's low crossing at 75.85. Second support is the November 2009 low on the weekly continuation chart crossing at 74.21.


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