Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Adam Hewison: The Big Picture

Let’s take a look at the big picture and what it means today. There are a number times when the markets trade erratically. When this happens, you get out of the market with some quick move either up or down against you. Then, the market immediately goes your way the next day and afterwards you say to yourself, “I should’ve stayed in!”

That’s why it’s important to look at the big picture, and the big trends. What looked like a possible reversal yesterday, did not change the big trends in the markets. It just doesn’t happen in one day.

So let’s look at the big trends in the various markets we cover. Equity markets, the big trend is down. Metal markets, the big trend is up. Crude oil, the big trend is down. The dollar index, the big trend is up. And lastly, the CRB index, the big trend is down. Providing you are trading in the direction of the major trend, you have the odds in your favor. Always remember to keep your trading logs and game plan up to date. They will help you become a better trader.

Let's look at where we stand in the crude oil and gold markets......

The crude oil market once again came very close to moving over the $90 a barrel level, and at the time of this report has failed. Presently the Trade Triangles are mixed, indicating that this market is in a trading range. We would use a trading range type strategy to trade this market. Those tools would consist of the Williams % R indicator, the Donchian Trading Channels, and the Parabolic SAR indicator. The big trend monthly Trade Triangle remains negative for this market. Look for crude oil to continue to move in a sideways to lower manner.

Monthly Trade Triangles for Long Term Trends = Negative
Weekly Trade Triangles for Intermediate Term Trends = Positive
Daily Trade Triangles for Short Term Trends = Positive
Combined Strength of Trend Score = + 60

With a golds chart analysis Score of + 55, it would appear that the gold market is in near term trading range. Providing that our monthly and weekly Trade Triangles remain intact, we want to approach this market from the long side. The Williams % R is not yet in an oversold condition. The $1,850 to $1,900 levels are resistance for gold, at the moment. Support comes in around the $1,800 area and extends all the way down to $1750. Looking at the market, it would possibly appear as though we have put in a double top. This will only be confirmed with a close below the $1,750 level. Intermediate and long term traders should maintain long positions with the appropriate money management stops in place.

Monthly Trade Triangles for Long Term Trends = Positive
Weekly Trade Triangles for Intermediate Term Trends = Positive
Daily Trade Triangles for Short Term Trends = Negative
Combined Strength of Trend Score = + 55


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