Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crude Oil Cools Off While Gold Never Even Warmed up.....Is Gold Going Lower Yet?

It seems the announcement by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down by not running for office in September has given commodity traders some reason to take pressure off of oil prices. But where was gold in all of this? Why didn't gold rocket higher like it has during every other middle east crisis over the last 60 years? Despite all the turmoil in Egypt and the Arab world, gold has stubbornly refused to rally. This probably causes great concern amongst the gold bugs and the folks who are bullish on gold. As we have mentioned before many times on this blog, "perception is more powerful than fundamentals."

While the gold permabulls argue that the market is being manipulated, we are more realistic and respect what the market is actually doing. The big question on everyone's mind is....Why are food prices and other commodity markets soaring, while gold is plummeting into the $1,330 area? Our best estimation at this point in time is that we are going to see more sideways action and probably some recovery from current levels. However, we would like to see some concrete evidence that the market has actually put in a low and that we will see a recovery in this yellow metal in the future.

In todays short video, we explained what we mean and show you some concrete examples of our strategy and how to make money on this move lower in gold. And of course we have your pivot, support and resistance numbers for crude oil, natural gas and gold for Wednesdays trading......


Crude oil was higher overnight as it consolidates some of Tuesday's decline. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If March extends the rally off last Friday's low, January's high crossing at 93.46 is the next upside target. Closes below the 10 day moving average crossing at 88.88 would temper the near term friendly outlook. First resistance is Monday's high crossing at 92.84. Second resistance is January's high crossing at 93.46. First support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 90.20. Second support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 88.88. Crude oil pivot point for Wednesday morning is 91.18.

Natural gas was higher overnight as it consolidates some of the decline off January's high. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold and are turning neutral to bullish hinting that a short term low might be in or is near. Closes above the 10 day moving average crossing at 4.481 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. If March extends the decline off January's high, the 62% retracement level of the October-January rally crossing at 4.225 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 4.469. Second resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 4.481. First support is last Friday's low crossing at 4.252. Second support is the 62% retracement level of the October-January rally crossing at 4.225. Natural gas pivot point for Wednesday morning is 4.364.

Gold was lower overnight but continues to consolidate above the 25% retracement level of the 2009-2010 rally crossing at 1296.40. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish hinting that a low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 1356.90 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. If February extends the decline off January's high, the 25% retracement level of the 2009-2010 rally crossing at 1296.40 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 1337.50. Second resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1356.90. First support is last Friday's low crossing at 1309.10. Second support is the 25% retracement level of the 2009-2010 rally crossing at 1296.40. Gold pivot point for Wednesday morning is 1336.80.

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