Gold, Oil and SPX Trading at Key Pivot Points

By: Chris Vermeulen | Sun, Jun 13, 2010
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Last week we saw the financial market including commodities move higher which was great to see. But the recent run up has brought both equities and commodities to their key resistance levels. With Gold, Oil and the SP500 trading near key resistance points we will most likely have some sharp movements this week so buckle up tight!


Gold - Daily Chart

The price of gold continues to form the large cup and handle pattern and is trading near resistance. This week I figure we will see gold make a move up or break the dotted support trend line and drop towards the blue support level. I continue to wait for a low risk setup for gold.

Gold


Crude Oil - Daily Chart

Crude oil has been trending down for a couple months and recently rebounded to test its resistance level. It looks as though oil is forming a bear flag which generally means we should see lower prices in the near future. But another $1-2 move up could trigger a surge of buyers if this resistance level is broken which is why this week should be volatile... it's a 50/50 chance for commodities to either rally or sell off.

Oil - Light Crude


SP500 - Daily Chart

The SP500 has posted some decent gains the past couple days but it's still no in the clear just yet... Most technicians are looking for a move above 1100-1110 area with heavy volume before they start to commit serious money to the long side.

It looks and feels as though the market could drop or rally very sharply from here and if you are caught on the wrong side of the move then it's going to really hurt the trading account. During times like this when the market is at a critical pivot point with increased volatility levels along with mixed market internals I tend to stay on the side lines until some dust settles.

S&P500


Weekend Gold, Oil and SPX Trading Conclusion:

In short, everything is trading near key pivot points giving mixed signals for prices to rally or drop. My analysis is pointing to a small move up Monday morning to break Fridays high followed by some selling late Monday or Tuesday. How much of a move down I don't know for sure but there is potential for a 3-4% move. On the flip side if buyers step in pushing the price above 1100 then we could see a surge higher of 3-4%...

Very dicey times right now to be trying to pick a direction, which is why it's best to wait for the risk level to diminish before getting involved or at least trade a small position with a protective stop if you feel confident in a direct.

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