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Natural Gas candlestick chart analysis

Intermediate uptrend for natural gas approaching major resistance
Intermediate uptrend for natural gas approaching major resistance.

Natural Gas Weekly Chart

Peyto Exploration & Development is a good proxy for the movement in the price of natural gas. View the chart for this junior oil company which is positively correlated with the price of natural gas. A big natural gas player, Encana, barely moved in response to the upward movement in natural gas. View the chart for Encana: not a pretty picture.

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West Texas Intermediate weekly chart

Neat-term downtrend with support at $85.00
Near-term downtrend for WTIC with support at  $85.00 and major support at $80.00

WTIC Weekly Candlestick Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Near-term downtrend for WTIC with support at $85.00 and major support at $80.00. The intermediate trend is sideways.

Reference the last chart analysis for WTIC.

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Copper candlestick chart analysis

Hammer on the chart today is a reversal pattern
A hammer appeared on the daily chart for copper. A hammer is a reversal pattern.

Copper Daily Candlestick Chart

The hammer on today’s chart is a reversal pattern. This is an indicator that the intermediate downtrend will end. It does not mean that copper will suddenly reverse direction: it could ease into a consolidation zone. The price action today is reflected in the hammer. Copper opened at $3.18 and then traded down to $3.06 which was close to major support at $3.00. It then closed at $3.20.

Reference the last chart analysis for copper based on the weekly chart.

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Technical Analysis of copper

Increased probability copper will test major support at $3.00
Copper candlestick weekly chart showing the intermediate downtrend and major support at $3.00

Copper Candlestick Chart courtesy of Stockcharts.com

High probability copper will test major support at $3.00. It is trading below the 50 day and 200 day moving averages. The 50 day has crossed the 200 day moving average. There was a tall dark shaven head and bottom ( very close) candlestick on the daily chart today. The RSI is at an oversold level but it can stay oversold for long periods and this is no reason to buy against the intermediate and near-term downtrend.

Reference the last chart analysis for copper.

I have posted a number of charts on Dr. Copper highlighting the tepid prognosis for the world economy. One of the charts showed the positive correlation between the price of copper and the TSX Index.

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S&P 500 Index chart with trendline and support zone

Intermediate trend is up for the S&P 500 until proven otherwise
S&P 500 Index daily chart showing the upward sloping trendline and the support zone.

S&P 500 Index Daily 1-Year Chart

The chart pattern today (Monday, April 15) indicates caution but the intermediate trend is still up until there is a confirmed break below the intermediate trendline. This is near the support zone of 1530 to 1540.

There are three trends to consider for any index or stock: up, down or sideways. And there are three time frames to consider for a trend: near-term trend, intermediate trend and major trend.

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SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) logarithmic chart analysis

A break below major support of 150
A break below major support of  150 on the weekly chart for the GLD ETF.

GLD ETF 5-Year Weekly Logarithmic Chart

GLD is officially in bear market territory (-20% from a high) as the $143.95 close is a drop of 22.5% from the September, 2011 high of $185.85. And then we have the break below major support of 150. The next support level is 140.

I don’t care about reasons for the price of goal. There are people who make a living writing about the multitude of reasons for the slide in gold. I just follow the chart until it indicates a bottom. Reasons are irrelevant.

Reference the last chart analysis for the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

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S&P 500 YTD sector performance relative to the index

Notice the outperformance of the defensive sectors
S&P 500 sector performance relative to the index.

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance Relative to the Index courtesy of StockCharts.com

The relative outperformance of the defensive sectors has a historical correlation with a market top.

Reference my last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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U.S. Commodity Groups YTD Performance

Not a good YTD performance for the major commodity groups
A bar chart showing the absolute performance of the major commodity groups.

US Commodity Groups YTD Absolute Performance courtesy of StockCharts.com

Not a good YTD performance for the major commodity groups and it is reflected in the dismal YTD performance of the the TSX Composite Index.

Reference my chart analysis for copper which is included the industrial metals group in the above bar chart.

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