Monday, May 21, 2012

Crude Oil Bulls Start the Week Higher, Bears Still Have the Advantage

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Crude oil closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidated some of this month's decline. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near term. If June extends this month's decline, the 62% retracement level of the 2011-2012 rally crossing at 89.90 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 98.88 are needed to confirm that a low has been posted. First resistance is the 10 day moving average crossing at 94.53. Second resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 98.88. First support is today's low crossing at 90.84. Second support is the 62% retracement level of the 2011-2012 rally crossing at 89.90.

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Natural gas closed lower due to profit taking on Monday as it consolidates some of the rally off April's low. The low range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If June extends the rally off last week's low, February's high crossing at 3.040 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 2.388 would signal that a short term top has been posted. First resistance is last Friday's high crossing at 2.759. Second resistance is February's high crossing at 3.040. First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 2.535. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 2.388.

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Gold closed slightly lower on Monday but remains above the 10 day moving average crossing at 1579.00. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI have turned bullish signaling a low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 1615.10 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. If June renews the decline off February's high, the 38% retracement level of the 2008-2011 rally crossing at 1487.50 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1615.10. Second resistance is this month's high crossing at 1672.30. First support is last Wednesday's low crossing at 1526.70. Second support is the 38% retracement level of the 2008-2011 rally crossing at 1487.50.

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