Commodities

Inside The Markets: 5 Charts For Active Investors (February 22)

It’s time for another round of macro technical charts as investors attempt to weigh the risk to reward ratio across several markets (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at 5 charts with important technical price developments.  Even if you’re not…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 22

S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Considerations For February 22, 2017 Bullish action still holds with higher support today. We tested a new high and pulled back a bit, but charts hold steady.  Caution with breakouts are still advised and looking to support zones to initiate longs remains the best bet for risk averse trading. Buying pressure will…

Crude Oil Price Compression: A Big Move Is Coming

We have an oil market in indecision. Indecision = compression. Crude oil price compression is building energy for a big move. There a variety of influences at play in the crude oil market: (i) with Permian-mania as a new swing producer (quick production switch back on and total production costs…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 21

S&P 500 Futures Market Considerations For February 21, 2017 ES_F– Bullish action still holds with higher support levels building today.  We have been trapped in a channel after reaching a new high in the Globex event (holiday yesterday).  Pullbacks on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) will still be bought. Although the chart is not…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Outlook: Fundamental Story Tested

March corn futures moved lower this week, closing down 7 ¼-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (2/17) at $3.68 ¼. After trading up to a day high and 7-month high of $3.80 per bushel early in Thursday’s session, CH7 abruptly rolled over going into Thursday’s close. That selling carried…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 17

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For February 17, 2017 Bullish action still holds but drifts into higher support should be ‘business as usual’. Pullbacks will still be bought – the chart is not exhibiting anything that suggests collapse. However, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) are due for a test of support today…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 16

Stock Market Considerations For February 16, 2017 A new high formed yesterday afternoon on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and it was not breached overnight.  Bullish action still holds but drifts into higher support should be ‘business as usual’ in this chart.  We remain resoundingly bullish, but monitoring position size here is…

Global Markets Update: 5 Charts To Watch Now (February 15)

It’s time for another round of macro technical charts as investors attempt to weigh the risk to reward ratio in several markets (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at 5 charts with key technical price developments.  Even if…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 14

S&P 500 Trading Considerations & Outlook For February 14, 2017 Broad time frames hold strength as tighter ones show a little pull into support likely today for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX).  It is still too early to short this chart on the swing but some powerhouses gave up quite a bit…

Gold Miners (GDX): Gold Bugs May Not Be Immune Here

A key driver for gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD) in early 2016 was Japanese negative interest rate policy rolled out at the end of January (note the sharp up move in the Gold Bugs chart below by my colleague Arun Chopra CFA CMT). After the Bank of Japan refused to go further…