Chartology

Are Gold Prices Taking Cues From The Swiss Franc?

Three years ago yesterday, I shared a chart highlighting why Gold may underperform for years to come. The chart looked at the correlation between the Swiss Franc and Gold and how both were tagging ascending long-term resistance at the same time. The chart is shown again for your reference below. It was the centerpiece of a post entitled, “Swiss Franc Is Suggesting That Gold Will Be Flat-To-Down For Years To Come!”   Gold vs

Has Silver Lost Its Luster? 2 Key Fibonacci Levels To Watch

To get a better idea of what’s happening with Silver, let’s start with a long-term view of price history. From the low of $3.92 in 1993 to the high of $49.82 in 2011, price increased by a massive +1170.91% (a +12 bagger) with +493.09% of the move occurring in just 30 months from October 2008 to April 2011. In the 2o year chart below (through 2013), you can see that there

Are Wheat Futures Putting In A Bullish Reversal?

Back in May, I wrote a post about a high ranking short opportunity in Wheat Futures (ZW). And now that the downside has run its course, I would like to revisit the chart and point out an interesting harmonic pattern that is emerging again in Wheat. Two things stand out to me in the chart below: 1) Wheat Futures confirmed a Bullish Shark Pattern. 2) A reverse head and shoulders pattern is

Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) At Key Technical Resistance

The speed of the recovery from the decline in U.S. equities from late July to early August affirms it’s still a dip-buying environment. The market is telling you to stay long with discipline. As is often the case, the market-unsavvy did well this time by holding their holdings and going on vacation. And as I look across the universe of exchange traded products, iShares Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) jumps out

Did Corn Prices Just Bottom?

Lots of interesting dynamics at play for grain commodities right now. In short, the past 3 months haven’t been kind to Corn, Wheat, and to a lesser extent, Soybeans. But each of them is trying to put in a bottom.  Corn in particular has struggled to gain traction, but perhaps the sideways price movement that forms a rounded bottom is part of the frustration that wears out investors and sparks

Traders: Wait For Crude Oil Bounce Before Going Short

It looks pretty clear at this point that WTI Crude Oil futures have broken down from a substantial topping formation. A head and shoulders top could be drawn a few different ways. I prefer not to get hung up on every detail of a chart pattern or the measuring implications. The bottom line here is that crude oil has broken below a threshold that leaves it without any meaningful technical

S&P 500: More Rally Ahead? Watch This Level

This is the question.  Is there more rally ahead for stocks over the near-term?  As a technical analyst, I prefer to follow price. So let’s see what investors are looking at today and in the days ahead. The bounce from 1900 wasn’t entirely unexpected; myself and other technicians had been eyeing that level for several days leading up to the overnight puncture of 1900 on the e-mini futures heading into

A 10 Year Look At The SP 500 With Corrections

Let’s take a look at the S&P 500 from the beginning of the housing/financial fiasco in 2007 – 2008 and the following recovery; albeit Central Bank driven, numbers are numbers. We’ll also take a look at the corrections along the way. But, first things first, let’s take a closer look at what has come to be known as The Great Recession. Technically speaking, this took place from October 8th, 2007

Capital Markets Snapshot: Clouds, Blood, and Flows

Last Thursday’s overnight equity futures swoon and Friday’s subsequent recovery highlighted the recent injection of volatility in the capital markets. And with this in mind, I thought it would be helpful to share a handful of annotated charts I’m watching and analyzing that highlight some of the divergences, extremes, supports and resistances currently in play in the capital markets. Let’s review the charts and setups: S&P 500 Stays In the Cloud  

SP 500 Futures Bounce Higher – Where To Next?

Traders, it was a bit dicey at times, but the S&P 500 Futures (ES) forecast correction and support zone have held and prices are now above my long entry levels from August 1st (see end of article). I have updated the chart from Friday and now see a way to label it as a completed move lower in Wave (iv). Friday’s S&P 500 Futures Chart   Updated S&P 500 Futures Chart