Monday, July 2, 2012

Crude Oil Bulls Struggle to Hold 20 Day Moving Average

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Crude oil fell on Monday as the Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. factory index dropped 1.4 percent and collective Euro unemployment hit historic highs never seen in history.

Crude oil posted an inside day with a lower close on Monday as it consolidated some of last Friday's rally but remains above the 20 day moving average crossing at 82.49. The mid range close sets the stage for a steady opening when Tuesday's night session begins. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. If August extends last Friday's rally, the 38% retracement level of this year's decline crossing at 90.43 is the next upside target. If August renews this year's decline, the 75% retracement level of the 2011-2012 rally crossing at 73.28 is the next downside target. First resistance is the reaction high crossing at 87.32. Second resistance is the 38% retracement level of this year's decline crossing at 90.43. First support is last Thursday's low crossing at 77.28. Second support is the 75% retracement level of the 2011-2012 rally crossing at 73.28.

John Kilduff, trader with Again Capital, said a weak jobs report this Friday could spur additional selling. But he doesn't see much chance of oil slipping into the $60s, as some had been discussing prior to Friday. "It's only a draft," said Tony Rosado, an oil options analyst and broker at GA Global Markets. But if Iran takes more concrete action in the strait, an important waterway for oil, "then I think people will have to take it more seriously," Mr. Rosado added.

Natural gas closed higher on Monday and is poised to extend the rally off June's low. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI have turned bearish hinting that a short term top might be in or is near. Multiple closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 2.564 are needed to confirm that a short term top
has been posted. If July extends the rally off June's low, February's high crossing at 3.137 is the next upside target. First resistance is last Wednesday's high crossing at 2.975. Second resistance is February's high crossing at 3.137. First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 2.714. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 2.564.

Gold posted an inside day with a lower close on Monday. The high range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Tuesday's night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near term. Multiple closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 1600.10 are needed to temper the bearish outlook. If August renews the decline off June's high, May's low crossing at 1529.30 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 1600.10. Second resistance is reaction high crossing at 1642.40. First support is the reaction low crossing at 1556.40. Second support is May's low crossing at 1529.30.

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