Wednesday, May 16, 2012

King Dollar Dominates, Crude Oil and Gold Continues the Free Fall

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Crude oil closed down $1.23 a barrel at $92.75 today. Prices closed near mid range today and hit a fresh 6 1/2 month low. The bears have the solid overall near term technical advantage. A stronger U.S. dollar index today was again bearish for the crude market.

Natural gas closed up 12 1/2 cents at $2.625 today. Prices closed near the session high again today and hit a fresh 10 week high. More short covering and bargain hunting buying were featured today. The bulls have upside near term technical momentum. The bears do still have the slight overall near term technical advantage, however.

The U.S. dollar index closed up 14 points at 81.52 today. Prices closed near mid range today and hit another fresh four month high. More safe haven buying of the greenback was seen today. Bulls have gained solid upside near term technical momentum and have the solid overall near term technical advantage.

Gold futures closed down $25.20 an ounce at $1,531.70 today. Prices closed nearer the session low today and hit a fresh 10 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. Now, gold prices are nearing major psychological support at the $1,500.00 level.

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