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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weekly Gold, Silver and Sugar Markets Recap with Mike Seery

Our trading partner Mike Seery is back this week to give our readers a weekly recap of the futures market. He has been a senior analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Gold futures
in the August contract settled last Friday in New York at 1,172 an ounce while currently trading at 1,201 an ounce rallying sharply on rumors of a Greece exit possibly happening over the weekend sending prices sharply higher as I was recommending a short position from around the 1,170 level getting stopped out in yesterday’s trade losing around $30 or $1,000 per mini contract plus slippage and commission.

Janet Yellen and the FOMC committee did not raise interest rates earlier in the week sending gold sharply higher hitting a 3 week high but I still remain skeptical of this rally as a deal with Greece will occur in my opinion as the stock market still remains strong keeping money out of the gold market in the short term.

Gold prices have been trading sideways for quite some time breaking out a couple weeks back as this trade went nowhere until yesterday sending high volatility back into this market as I will sit on the sidelines and look at other markets that are beginning to trend as gold remains extremely choppy at the current time.

The U.S dollar is trading near a 6 month low and that’s propping up the precious metals in today’s trade as the next major level of resistance to the upside is 1,225 but I will wait for better chart structure to develop. Trend: Mixed
Chart Structure: Poor

What's Behind the "Big Trade"

Silver futures in the July contract settled last Friday at 15.82 an ounce while currently trading at 16.01 continuing its choppy trend right near critical support in my opinion as prices have not rallied much despite the fact that gold rallied $28 dollars in yesterday’s trade . I do believe if 15.40 is broken this market turns extremely bearish, however prices have rallied off that level many times so be patient and wait for the true breakout to occur as I’m sitting on the sidelines at the current time.

Silver futures are trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average telling you that the trend is to the downside, however I don’t like to trade choppy markets so be patient and wait for the chart pattern to improve while keeping a close eye on 15.40 because if that’s broken I think prices could head substantially lower as I don’t see any reason to own the precious metals at the current time.

The problem with the precious metals is the fact that U.S interest rates are on the rise coupled with the fact of a strong U.S dollar longer term as all the interest remains in the stock market which is still right near an all-time high so wait for the true breakout to happen.
Trend: Lower
Chart Structure: Poor

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Sugar futures hit a fresh 6 year low this Friday afternoon in New York currently trading at 11.12 a pound after settling last Friday at 11.72 closing right at session lows as I’ve been recommending a short position from 12.00 & if you’ve been following any of my previous blogs you understand that this trend is getting stronger as prices are trading far below their 20 and 100 day moving averages.

Sugar prices have traded lower 4 out of the last 5 trading sessions and if you took the original trade continue place your stop loss above the 10 day high which currently stands at 12.25 as the chart structure is poor at the current time due to the fact that prices continue to head lower on a daily basis.

Sugar production has been massive over the last several years sending large supplies onto the market coupled with the fact that the Brazilian Real is historically weak against the U.S dollar which continues to put pressure on sugar prices as I’m looking to add more contracts to this position once the chart structure improves and the risk/reward meets criteria which could happen in the next couple of days.
Trend: Lower
Chart Structure: Poor

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