Friday, November 11, 2011

Crude Oil Bulls Cling to Technical Advantage, Gold Bulls Losing Strength

Crude oil was slightly higher overnight as it extends the rally off October's low. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that additional short term gains are possible. If December extends the rally off October's low, the 62% retracement level of the May-October decline crossing at 100.08 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 92.33 would confirm that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is the 62% retracement level of the May-October decline crossing at 100.08. Second resistance is the 75% retracement level of the May-October decline crossing at 105.41. First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 94.99. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 92.33. Crude oil pivot point for Fridays trading is 97.11.

Natural gas was lower overnight as it extends this year's decline. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term. If December extends this year's decline, monthly support crossing at 3.225 is the next downside target. Closes above the reaction high crossing at 3.978 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. First resistance is the reaction high crossing at 3.978. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 4.039. First support is the overnight low crossing at 3.605. Second support is monthly support crossing at 3.225. Natural gas pivot point for Fridays trading is 3.656.

Gold was higher overnight as it consolidates some of this week's decline. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought and are turning neutral to bearish hinting that a short term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 1719.60 are needed to confirm that a short term top has been posted. If December extends the rally off September's low, the 75% retracement level of September's decline crossing at 1826.50 is the next upside target. First resistance is the 75% retracement level of September's decline crossing at 1826.50. Second resistance is the 87% retracement level of September's decline crossing at 1875.10. First support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1719.60. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 1681.20. Gold pivot point for Fridays trading is 1757.70.

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