Monday, October 3, 2011

Crude Oil at the Mercy of Weak Equities and Strong U.S. Dollar

Crude oil started off the day under a great deal of pressure trading below the 77 level before rallying. This market continues to be wrapped around the equity markets in such a way as to reflect their swings both up and down. So of course falling equities and a stronger U.S. dollar index today did pressure crude oil today.

This keeps crude oil bears in near term technical control and intermediate and long term traders should continue to be short the crude oil market. Crude oil finished Mondays regular session closed down $1.80 a barrel at $77.42 today. Prices closed nearer the session low of the day and hit a fresh seven week low.

Crude Oil Trade Triangles......

Monthly long term trends = Negative
Weekly for intermediate term trends = Negative
Daily for short term trends = Positive
Combined Strength of Trend Score = – 90

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