Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Gold Market Commentary For Tuesday Morning Oct. 11th

Crude oil started the trading day lower as it consolidates some of the rally off last Monday's low. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If November extends the aforementioned rally, September's high crossing at 90.60 is the next upside target. Closes below the 10 day moving average crossing at 81.13 are needed to confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is the reaction high crossing at 87.99. Second resistance is September's high crossing at 90.60. First support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 83.08. Second support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 81.12. Crude oil pivot point for Tuesday morning is 84.75.

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Natural gas was slightly lower at the open as it remains entrenched in the decline, which began in June. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term. If November extends the aforementioned decline, monthly support crossing at 3.225 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 3.755 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 3.618. Second resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 3.755. First support is Monday's low crossing at 3.455. Second support is monthly support crossing at 3.225. Natural gas pivot point for Tuesday morning is 3.521.

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Gold was lower in overnight trading as it extends the trading range of the past ten days. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish hinting that a short term low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 1692.20 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. If December renews the decline off September's, the 38% retracement level of the 2008-2011 rally crossing at 1476.20 is the next downside target. First resistance is the overnight high crossing at 1686.70. Second resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1692.20. First support is September's low crossing at 1535.00. Second support is the 38% retracement level of the 2008-2011 rally crossing at 1476.20. Golds pivot point for Tuesday morning is 1663.50.

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