Monday, December 6, 2010

Markets Look to Take a Beating on Bernake Comments

Commodity and equity markets look to take a hit on Monday morning mostly due to comments made by Ben Bernanke over the weekend about his views on the possibility the economy will need additional stimulus.

Here is your trading numbers for Monday trading in crude oil, natural gas and gold.

Crude oil was lower due to profit taking overnight as it consolidates some of the rally off November's low. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term.

If January extends the rally off last week's low, the 87% retracement level of May's decline crossing at 90.62 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 85.18 would temper the near term friendly outlook.

First resistance is the overnight high crossing at 89.76
Second resistance is the 87% retracement level of May's decline crossing at 90.62

Crude oil pivot point for Monday's trading is 88.61

First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 85.31
Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 85.18


Natural gas was higher overnight as it extends the rebound off last Tuesday's low. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish hinting that sideways to higher prices are possible near term.

Closes above the reaction high crossing at 4.515 are needed to renew the rally off November's low. If January renews the decline off the reaction high crossing at 4.515, November's low crossing at 3.853 is the next downside target.

First resistance is the overnight high crossing at 4.428
Second resistance is November's high crossing at 4.515

Natural gas pivot point for Monday's trading is 4.340

First support is last Tuesday's low crossing at 4.126
Second support is November's low crossing at 3.853

Gold was higher overnight as it continues to rebound off the mid-November low. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term.

If March extends the rebound off the mid November low, November's high crossing at 1426.00 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 1379.20 would confirm that a short term top has been posted.

First resistance is the overnight high crossing at 1420.00
Second resistance is November's high crossing at 1426.00

Gold pivot point for Monday's trading is 1,402.80

First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 1383.20
Second support is the reaction low crossing at 1352.00



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