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Crude Oil Chart Spotlight: Will Near-Term Price Support Hold?

Crude Oil Chart – Daily   West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently sitting under $50 per barrel. After bouncing off its 200-day average and chart support near the August highs, crude is at a crossroads… and in danger of rolling over. If crude oil is going to extend higher,…

Gold Chart Spotlight: Bulls On The Ropes…

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) Analysis & Outlook: Our steadfast bearishness toward the yellow metal, even as the world turned bullish, is paying off. Gold prices (GLD) are sitting slightly below the key 123 level and I’d like to see additional weakness (2% below 123 – we’re almost there) to confirm…

Gold / U.S. Dollar Ratio Racing To A Near-Term Peak?

Two of 2017’s major investing themes thus far are the return of Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) and the prolonged weakness in the U.S. Dollar (CURRENCY:USD). Year-to-date, Gold is up 15.72% while the U.S. Dollar is down 9.57%.  This follows a multi-year decline in Gold and a multi-year rise in the Dollar. The…

Crude Oil Price Outlook: Risk/Reward Favors Bears

West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) bounced up near $49/$50 last week after holding chart support in the $46 region. But that price area represents strong resistance. And it is showing today as Crude Oil and related ETFs (NYSEARCA:USO) are falling today. Crude prices remains highly volatile from day to day…

Natural Gas Prices Coil As Bullish Seasonality Approaches

Natural Gas (NG) continues to trade in a range-bound manner in 2017. The prompt-month contract peaked on the final trading day of the year of 2016 near $4, but then dipped into the $2.60s in February 2017. It has steadily coiled with higher lows and lower highs as the year…

Treasury Bonds Rally Nears Key Price Resistance Area

In my last update on the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) and broader bond market, I highlighted the case for a deeply oversold market and targeted areas to go long and  ‘expect’ a rally. Here’s a link to that article:  Long Duration Treasury Bonds Are Deeply Oversold The TLT…

Key Inflation Gauge Testing Merits Of Reflation Theme

Back in June, we took a look at a key inflation gauge and pointed out why the reflation theme wasn’t quite ready for primetime just yet. The inflation gauge that I like to follow is a ratio of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP) to the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF…

Chart Spotlight: U.S. Treasury Yields Under Pressure

As many of you know, I like to share charts that on trend lines. Whether price is testing, retesting, breaking out, or breaking down through a trend line, there’s a lot to be gleaned from them. Further, the 30 Year U.S. Treasury Yield (INDEXCBOE:TYX) is attempting to break through its…

WTI Crude Oil Trading Outlook Turns Bearish

After poking its head above the $50 level for the first time since May, West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is backing off a bit. Is there more downside ahead? Currently, Crude Oil is oscillating near its 200-day average, and I am looking for a top in and around this area….

Cryptocurrency Craze: 3 Reasons Bitcoin Is Rallying

This post was written a couple weeks ago for my premium service. I think it has some interesting trading insights so I’m sharing here as well.  Note that there are 2 updated trading charts at the bottom of the post. While the Bitcoin craze means nothing to us, the chart…