Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oil N Gold: Crude Oil and Gold Weekly Technical Outlook

Here is your weekend Technical outlook for crude oil and gold from the traders at Oil N Gold. Com......

Crude Oil
Crude oil's corrective rise from 75.71 extended further last week but struggled to take out 55 days EMA. Also strong resistance around 90 psychological level. While such correction might extend, current development suggests that it should be to completion and rise attempts should be limited by near term falling trend line resistance (now at 92.3). A break of 85.00 minor support will be the first signal of resumption of fall from 114.83 and should turn bias to the downside for retesting 75.71 low first.

In the bigger picture, medium term rebound from 33.2 is treated as the second leg of consolidation pattern from 147.24 and should have finished at 114.83 already. Current decline should target next key cluster support at 64.23 (61.8% retracement of 33.2 to 114.83 at 64.38) next. Sustained break will pave the way to retest 33.2 low. However, break of 100.62 resistance will indicate that fall from 114.83 has completed after meeting missing 100% projection target. The corrective structure of such decline in turn argues that rise from 33.2 is still in progress for another high above 114.83.

In the long term picture, crude oil is in a long term consolidation pattern from 147.27, with first wave completed at 33.2, second wave might be finished. Upon confirmation of medium term reversal, the third wave of the pattern should have started for a retest on 33.2 low.

Gold's choppy fall from 1923.7 extended to as low as 1765.4 last week and there is no sign of completion yet. Such decline is either consolidation to rise from 1705.4 or the third leg of the consolidation pattern from 1917.9. In either case, more choppy trading would still be seen in range of 1705.4/1923.7. But in case of deeper fall, we'd expect strong support above 1705.4 to contain downside and bring up trend resumption. Above 1923.7 should in turn send gold towards 61.8% projection of 1478.3 to 1917.9 from 1705.4 at 1977.1.

In the bigger picture, firstly, gold's long term up trend is still intact and there is no signal of reversal yet. Another record high should still be seen. But we'll be cautious on another near term reversal near to 2000 psychological level and finally bring some lengthier consolidation. Meanwhile, a break of 1705.4 will argue that gold has indeed topped out with a double top reversal pattern (1917.9, 1923.7) and in such case, deeper pull back could be seen back towards resistance turned 1577.4 support instead.

In the long term picture, rise from 681 is treated as resumption of the long term up trend from 1999 low of 253 and there is no sign of topping yet. Current up trend could now be targeting 161.8% projection of 253 to 1033.9 from 681 at 1945.6. Sustained trading above 2000 psychological level should pave the way to 261.8% projection at 2727.2.

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