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Monday, September 26, 2011

Adam Hewison: All Eyes Continue To Focus On Europe

Here we are on the first day of the last week of September, with the end of Q3 approaching on Friday. Are the equity markets building a base to go higher? Or is this just a pause before we start heading back down?

All eyes continue to be focused on the European problem, especially Greece. We still believe Greece will default on their debt. And we still think that the politicians are looking for an easy way out of this economic malaise, unwilling to accept the consequences of their actions.

Last week we saw all the markets under pressure. For the last couple of days we’ve seen some minor support coming to the equity markets. And just today we have seen support come into the metals markets at much lower levels than most folks anticipated.

The November contract for crude oil appears to be finding support at the $78 a barrel level. While it is too early to say that this market has made a bottom, the action indicates that the momentum for the moment has stopped going down.

All of our Trade Triangles remain negative, with resistance coming out just around the $81.80 level basis November. As you may recall we are tying the crude oil market with the equity markets. As the equity markets go, so does crude oil at the moment. Short, Intermediate and Long term traders should continue to be short the crude oil market.

Crude oil closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidates some of this month's decline. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term.

If November extends this month's decline, August's low crossing at 76.61 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 86.96 would temper the near term bearish outlook.

First resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 85.65. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 86.96. First support is today's low crossing at 77.11. Second support is August's low crossing at 76.61.

Monthly Trade Triangles for Long Term Trends = Negative
Weekly Trade Triangles for Intermediate Term Trends = Negative
Daily Trade Triangles for Short Term Trends = Negative
Combined Strength of Trend Score = – 90

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