Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crude Oil and Gold Continue Strong Down Trend, Natural Gas Enjoys the Stronger Dollar

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Crude oil closed down $1.70 a barrel at $93.08 today. Prices closed near the session low today and hit a fresh 6 1/2 month low. The bears have the solid overall near term technical advantage and gained still more power today. A stronger U.S. dollar index today was bearish for the crude market. With a Trade Triangle Technology Score of -100, this market is in a strong downtrend. All traders should be in short positions in crude oil with appropriate money management stops.

Natural gas closed up 7.0 cents at $2.501 today benefiting from the U.S. Dollars solid upside and near term momentum and overall near term advantage over other currencies. Natural gas prices closed near the session high today and saw short covering. And while the nat gas bulls still have some upside "near term" technical momentum, the nat gas bears do still have the overall near term technical advantage, however.

Gold futures closed down $4.20 an ounce at $1,556.80 today. Prices closed near mid-range today and hit another fresh 4 1/2 month low. The key “outside markets” were again in a bearish posture for gold today, as the U.S. dollar index was higher and the crude oil market was lower. Serious near term chart damage has been inflicted recently. Gold bears have the solid near term technical advantage. With a Trade Triangle Technology Score of -90, the gold market is in a strong downtrend. All traders should still be in short positions in gold with appropriate money management stops.

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2 comments:

Silverbear said...

What is the link between NG and the USD? Since NG is NA based, I don't see how the USD can impact prices.
Just curious.

Ray @ The Crude Oil Trader said...

Nat gas does trade and is produced around the world. And for us old timers we kinda got use to dollar up, crude oil down. Dollar up, nat gas up. Not always, but it still trades that way.

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