Category Archives: U.S. Indexes

Copper chart analysis

Intermediate trend is down for copper
Intermediate trend is down for copper.

Copper 6-Month Daily Chart

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Major trend is down for copper
Major trend is down for copper

Copper 3-Year Wekly Chart

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“We are all students of the market.”

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Natural gas production and rig count

Will the same inverse relationship hold for WTI crude oil?

Chart showing the relationship between natural gas production and rig count.

This Chart Shows Why the Number of Oil Rigs May Not Matter Anymore.

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S&P 500 chart analysis

Can the S&P 500 Index hold the 200-Day simple moving average?
S&P 500 chart showing the major uptrend and the support zone it breaks below the 200-day moving average.

S&P 500 3-Year Weekly Chart

The major trend is still up for the S&P 500 index.

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

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“Always trade in the direction of the major trend”

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Brent Crude chart analysis

6.83% pop for Brent on Friday to close above 50
Brent Crude closed above 50 on Friday.  The key question? Can it hold above 50.

Brent Crude Daily Candlestick Chart

The key points from the above chart for Brent:

  • The major trend is down
  • The intermediate trend is down
  • The near-term trend is sideways
  • 50 was a key resistance point for Brent
  • Brent needs to hold above 50 for a couple of days
  • If Brent holds above 50, this will be the support reference point

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And the view from the weekly chart for Brent
Three year weekly chart for Brent showing the close above 50.

Brent Crude 3-Year Weekly Chart

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“Always trade in the direction of the major trend”

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CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) daily chart

Pop today. Near-term trading range 16-24
Daily chart for VIX showing the pop today

VIX Daily Chart

We will definitely see an increase in the volatility in 2015. It looks like 16 is the new support level that triggers buying and 24 is the resistance point where traders take profits.

Reference the last chart analysis for VIX.

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VXX is one instrument to trade VIX
VXX daily chart showing the pop today.

VXX Daily Chart

Warning:Only experienced traders should trade VXX. This is definitely not a buy and hold.

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Buy CBOE as a more conservative way to play increased volatility
CBOE 3-year chart.

CBOE 3-Year Chart

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WTI/Brent Spread – 3 Year Chart

WTI closed today at 96% of Brent price

WTI and Brent differential

Reference the same chart published on May 6, 2014——————–

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Western Canadian Select price differential

Canadian oil exports to the U.S. and the price differential for Western Canadian Select compared to West Texas Intermediate.

CALGARY—In the escalating war of attrition among top oil-producing nations, Canada’s biggest oil-sands mines have a message for the market: Don’t look to us to cut production………..read more……….

Western Canadian Select is one of North America’s largest heavy crude oil streams.[1] It is a heavy blended crude oil composed mostly of bitumen blended with sweet synthetic and condensate diluents and 25[2] existing streams of both conventional and unconventional[2][3] Alberta heavy crude oils at the Husky blending terminal in Hardisty,Alberta (CAPP 2012).……..read more……….

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“Always trade in the direction of the major trend”

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