Monthly Archives: April 2014

Technical Analysis: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Near-term uptrend with major resistance at 16600

Near-term uptrend for Dow Jones Industrial Average with major resistance at 16600.

There are three trends: major trend, intermediate trend and near-term trend. The major trend is up, the intermediate trend is sideways and the near-term trend in up.

Note the divergence and downtrend for MACD.

Conclusion: the Dow Jones Industrial Index will meet heavy resistance at 16600. Always trade in the direction of the major trend but in this case a little caution is warranted.

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U.S. Treasury 10 year Note Yield Chart (2010-2014)

The Goldilocks trading range of 2.60% to 3.00%
U.S. Treasury Note Yield Chart showing the intermediate trading range of 2.60% to 3.00%

U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Yield Chart

A drop below 2.60% would indicate a run to safety with a corresponding decline in equities. A rise above 3.00% would indicate an improvement in the U.S. economy and an end to quantitative easing. This could also result in a decline in equities.

The price of the bond and the yield have an inverse relationship.

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TSX Index weekly chart 2007-2014

Intermediate trend is up with major resistance at 15,000
Intermediate trend is up for the Canadian market with major resistance at the 2008 high of 15,000.  Energy sector is leading the advance.

TSX Index Logarithmic Chart 2007-2014

Intermediate trend is up for the Canadian market with major resistance at the 2008 high of 15,154. I use the round number of 15,000 and will set my alerts at this point. Energy sector is leading the advance.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index showing the resistance point of 14,300.

Reference the sector performance for the TSX Index.

TSX nears six-year high as energy shares extend rally.

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Global military spending

The countries spending the most on their military
Global Military Spending

Global Military Spending courtesy of The Economist

Read the full article from The Economist.

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S&P 500 Sector Performance

Where is the money going over the last 15 days?
S&P 500 sector performance over the last 10 days.  Money moving into utilities and energy.

S&P 500 Sector Performance

Reference the last sector performance for the S&P 500 index.

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Natural Gas 3-Year Chart

Intermediate downtrend for Natural Gas with support around $4.50
Major uptrend for natural gas with support around $4.50

Natural Gas 3-Year Chart

Major uptrend for natural gas and intermediate downtrend with support around $4.50.

Encana is the big player in this space in the Canadian market. Reference my chart for Encana.

SHORT-TERM ENERGY AND SUMMER FUELS OUTLOOK

 

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About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up from 5.4% in 2012. But 11 states produced electricity at more than twice the national average from these sources—accounting for between 14% and 32% of their net electric generation—according to preliminary 2013 generation data in EIA's Electric Power Monthly report.

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Coffee 3-Year weekly chart

Intermediate uptrend for coffee. Monitor for a breakout.
Intermediate uptrend for coffee.  Monitor for a breakout.

Coffee 3-Year Weekly Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for coffee.

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