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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekly Crude Oil, Gold and Silver Markets Recap with Mike Seery

The markets end a wild week in about the same place it started. Another wild ride that makes us so thankful to have our trading partner Mike Seery back to give our readers a recap of this weeks stressful trading and help us put together a plan for the upcoming week. 

Mike has been a senior analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Crude oil futures in the October contract settled last Friday in New York at 40.45 a barrel while currently trading at 45.00 sharply higher for the trading week as a hurricane is entering the Gulf of Mexico sending prices sharply higher as I have been recommending a short position from 59 over the last three months getting stopped out in today’s trade as everything comes to an end as this market has bottomed in the short term so sit on the sidelines and look at other markets that are beginning to trend.

Many investors are running for the hills today as a relief rally has occurred in many of the commodity markets, however I’m still not bullish, but I’m not recommending any type of bullish position in this market at the current time as the chart structure is extremely poor and the risk is too high currently.

Political tensions with Yemen have also set prices higher but I truly believe this was just massive short covering as many of the funds have been short over many months and exited in today’s trade pushing prices higher but we will have to take a look if the open interest is declining or rising but in my opinion I think we will see the open interest decline which means short covering occurred.
Trend: Mixed
Chart Structure: Poor

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Gold futures in the December contract settled last Friday at 1,159 while currently trading at 1,133 in a wild and volatile trading week as I’ve been sitting on the sidelines as the chart structure is terrible at the current time as the risk/reward is not your favor so look at other markets.

Gold futures are trading above their 20 but still below their 100 day moving average rallying about $90 from their monthly low around 1,080 up to 1,170 in Monday’s trade as the stock market has sent shockwaves throughout the commodities and especially in gold. This market remains extremely choppy as I like trading markets with very tight chart structure as this will take some time to develop so keep an eye on this market but there is no recommendation at this time.

The problem with gold was the fact that the stock market was down dramatically in Monday’s trade but gold was unable to rally as over the course of time as I still see no reason to own gold but there is no trend and as a trend follower I will stick to my rules and look at other markets that are starting to develop.
Trend: Mixed
Chart Structure: Poor

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Silver futures in the December contract settled last Friday at 15.34 an ounce while currently trading at 14.53 down about $.80 for the trading week continuing its bearish momentum and traded slightly below $14 for the first time in 6 years. I am currently sitting on the sidelines as the chart structure is very poor as the 10 day high currently stands at 15.77 as the risk/reward is not in your favor, however I remain bearish so I want to keep a close eye on this as the chart structure will start to improve later next week therefore lowering monetary risk.

Silver futures are trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average telling you that the short term trend is to the downside as volatility is very high as many commodities have rallied this week as silver and gold have followed the footsteps of crude oil which was up about $8 for the trading week as the commodity washout may have stalled for the time being.

In my opinion take advantage of any sharp spike up in silver prices near the $15 level to enter into a short position as the trend is your friend when you trade the commodity markets but make sure you risk 2% of your account balance on any given trade so avoid this market at the current time but we could be entering a short position later next week.
Trend: Lower
Chart Structure: Poor

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