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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Weekly Crude Oil and Gold Summary with Mike Seery

Crude oil futures are lower this Friday afternoon currently trading in the February contract at 52.60 a barrel after hitting new lows earlier in the trading session trading as low as $52 a barrel and if you’re still short this market the chart structure is improving tremendously so continue to place your stop loss at the 10 day high which stands at 58.53 and that stop will be lowered next week as well as volatility certainly has slowed down in recent weeks due to the holidays.

Crude oil futures are trading far below their 20 and 100 day moving average telling you that the trend is to the downside as I never try to catch a falling knife as this market continues to move lower and that is why I will continue to move my stop to the 10 day high allowing you to try to take advantage of much of the move as possible as nobody knows how low prices could go.

The problem with oil is two fold as the 1st is that we have record supplies and the 2nd is the U.S dollar is hitting another all time year high once again pushing most commodity prices lower but it’s really all about the oversupply issue as the United States is now an exporter with record domestic supplies at the current time, however if you are currently not short this market you have missed the boat and I would sit on the sidelines and look for another market at the current time.

Ever since Thanksgiving when the Saudis announced that they will not cut production prices have been in a free fall and that’s terrific for consumers as gasoline prices in many parts of the country are under $2 a gallon which is remarkable in my opinion happening in such a quick period of time, however prices have been lower in the past so do not try to buy this market in my opinion as I still remain bearish.
Trend: Lower
Chart Structure: Outstanding

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Gold futures in the February contract witnessed another extremely volatile trading session with another $20 trading range currently trading up $4 at 1,188 after trading as low as 1,167 earlier in the session as the U.S dollar hit another multi-year high pressuring many the commodity prices, however bottom feeders appeared thinking that gold was overdone to the downside.

Gold futures are trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average as I am currently sitting on the sidelines in this market waiting for better chart structure to develop as the market is just too volatile in my opinion, however if you are bearish this market I would sell at today’s price while placing my stop above the 10 day high which currently stands at 1,210 risking around $23 or $2,300 per contract plus slippage and commission as the chart structure is relatively solid at the current time.

Gold futures remain in a long term downtrend as investors are still putting money into the S&P 500 and out of the precious metals especially with a strong U.S dollar which looks to head higher in my opinion and with worldwide problems cooling down especially with Russia there’s really no reason to own gold at the current time.

Gold futures traded over the last 2 months in a price range between $1,140-$1,240 and now around mid-range so I’m waiting for a trend to develop as traders are waiting next Friday’s monthly unemployment report which should send even more volatility into this market so make sure if you are in the futures market that you use the proper amount contracts risking 2% of your account balance on any given trade as this market is high risk.
Trend: Lower
Chart Stucture: Excellent

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