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Free Weekend Trading Analysis for Gold & Oil

Rising Commodities, Falling Stocks & Risk Reward Ratio

Trading Risk/Reward

The past few months have been absolutely crazy in the financial markets. Financial advisors and banks are taking a beating from both the market condition and clients as individuals around the world are losing 30+ of their investments. We have seen oil prices drop over $110 per barrel from the high (73% decline), and the US dollar tumbled down to 71 and rebounded to 88 (23% gain) all in the mater of months.

Risk Management is what is needed if we want to stay in the game over the long term. Follow strict risk/reward rules is a must so that we don’t not get caught chasing stocks and funds only to have them turn around on us a few days later.

Focusing on keeping risk low for potential trades is crucial for turning a profit over the long run. In short I look for a basket of indicators including candle patterns and volume to be in favor when buying or selling a stock or fund. When a fund generates a buy signal I wait for a low risk entry point near my support or resistance level depending if I am looking to go long or short. I need to see a perfect setup so that the odds are favoring my side. Only then will I take a stab at the market. The biggest issue with this is that I do miss a lot of good trades, but the key here is that most of my trades are profitable and that is what makes it so powerful. I would rather make 20 trades a year, than 150 trades and make the same profits.

This Weeks Analysis on Gold

Gold continued its push higher last week getting a lot of investors and traders all excited. The daily chart does look strong and it is currently on a buy signal. But buying at this level is much too high of a risk.  The price of gold is trading at the top of its 4 month trading range which previously led to a 20% selloff in bullion. Our support trend line is 10% away from the price of gold making it out of reach still. I trade reversals when risk is only 3% from my stop/support price.

Daily Gold GLD Chart


Gold Stocks

Gold stocks have been struggling to move higher and last Friday gold made a nice move higher while gold stocks sold down. My last article talked about how trading gold (GLD) may be a better investment then gold stocks right now simply because of the bearish broad market. The broad market looks like it’s about to make another leg lower and when the broad market sells off, it pulls all stocks with it. The daily chart of the HUI Gold Bugs Index shows precious metal stocks moving sideways while gold pushed higher. When gold stocks start to underperform the price of gold I tighten my stops and mentally prepare myself for gold to pull back. The smart money always seems to move in and out of stocks faster than the commodity which is a topic I mentioned in a previous report as well.

Gold Bugs Index Daily Chart

 

Crude Oil Analysis

Crude Oil has been under continuous selling pressure for the past 7 months and this is the first buy signal I have had for it since it topped back in July 2008. The weekly chart is very close to a buy signal. If you look at the weekly chart of USO crude oil fund you will see that volume has shot through the roof which generally indicates a turning point. Also the MACD indicator is about to cross which will put this fund on a buy signal if things go well all of next week. The support trend line is trending up slightly and the down trend line is holding the price inside a small triangle. If the price breaks out and all my indicators are putting the odds in favor of a long trade, then we will be looking for a buy point on the weekly chart in the next few weeks. The weekly trading signals are good for intermediate and long term traders.  

Crude Oil (USO) Weekly Trading Chart

Conclusion:

The broad markets continued to move lower last week as it remains in a long term bear market. For those looking to take advantage of gold, silver and oil movements I recommend sticking with the commodity funds as they can increase in value while the broad market is selling off. The daily chart of the hui gold bugs index shows this clearly as gold stocks in general are underperforming the price of gold right now. There is an opportunity for oil to make a move higher if things come together in the next couple of weeks but until then we will be patient and let the trade come to us.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email. My passion is to help others and for us all to make money together with little down side risk.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Chris Vermeulen

The Gold and Oil Guy

Chris Vermeulen

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Gold, Silver & Oil Newsletter Update Jan 25th

GOLD TRADING

April gold closed sharply higher on Friday and above December’s high crossing at 892.20 thereby renewing the rally off October’s low. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If April extends this week’s rally, October’s high crossing at 938.20 is the next upside target. Closes below the 10-day moving average crossing at 842.60 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 905.50. Second resistance is October’s high crossing at 938.20. First support is today’s low crossing at 853.80. Second support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 842.60.

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SILVER TRADING

March silver closed higher on Friday and above the upper boundary of this fall’s trading range crossing at 11.770. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends this week’s rally, the reaction high crossing at 12.430 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 10.047 would temper the near-term friendly outlook in the market. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 12.075. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 12.430. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 10.047. Second support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 10.320.  

CRUDE OIL TRADING

March crude oil closed higher on Friday and above the 20-day moving average crossing at 45.09 signaling that a short-term low has been posted. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends today’s rally, this month’s high crossing at 54.74 is the next upside target. Closes below December’s low crossing at 38.00 would open the door for a possible test of psychological support crossing at 30.00 later this winter. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 47.00. Second
resistance is this month high crossing at 54.74. First support is Tuesday’s low crossing at 39.11. Second support is December’s low crossing at 38.00.

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Monday Jan 12 – Precious Metals & Oil Update

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PRECIOUS METALS

February gold closed higher on Friday as it consolidated some of this week’s decline. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If February extends this week’s decline, trendline support drawn off the November-December lows crossing near 804.60 is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at 865.50 would signal that a low has been posted. First resistance is last Monday’s high crossing at 892.00. Second resistance is October’s high crossing at 938.80. First
support is Wednesday’s low crossing at 836.00. Second support is trading line support crossing near 804.60.

March silver closed higher on Friday due to short covering as it consolidates above the 10-day moving average. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that a short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 10.908 are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If March extends the rally off October’s low, the reaction high crossing at 12.230 is the next upside target. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 11.770. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 12.230. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 10.908. Second support is Monday’s low crossing at 10.570. 

ENERGY MARKET
February crude oil closed lower on Friday as it extended Thursday’s breakout below the 10-day moving average crossing at 42.98. Today’s low-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Monday. The door is open for additional weakness and a possible test of last week’s low. Closes below last Wednesday’s low crossing at 36.94 would temper the near-term friendly outlook in the market. Stochastics and the RSI have turned bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If February renews the rally off December’s low, the reaction high crossing at 52.95 is the next upside target. First resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 43.34. Second resistance is Tuesday’s high crossing at 50.47. First support is today’s low crossing at 39.38. Second support is last Wednesday’s low crossing at 36.94.

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Gold, Silver & Energy Commentary Update Wed Morning

PRECIOUS METALS 

February gold closed higher on Tuesday due to short covering as it consolidated some of Monday’s decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Despite today’s rebound, stochastics and the RSI have turned bearish signaling that a short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 844.10 are needed to confirm that a top has been posted. If February extends this fall’s rally, October’s high crossing at 938.80 is the next upside target. First sesistance is last Monday’s high crossing at 892.00. Second resistance is October’s high crossing at 938.80. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 844.10. Second support is today’s low crossing at 838.80.

March silver posted an inside day with a higher close on Tuesday as it consolidates some of Monday’s decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends the rally off October’s low, the reaction high crossing at 12.230 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 10.735 are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 11.770. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 12.230.
First support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 10.930. Second support is the 20-day moving average crossing at
10.735. 

ENERGY MARKETS 

February crude oil closed slightly lower on Tuesday due to light profit taking as it consolidated some of the rally off December’s low. Today’s mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If February extends this month’s rally, the reaction high crossing at 52.95 is the next upside target. Closes above the reaction high crossing at 52.95 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. Closes below last Wednesday’s low crossing at 36.94 would temper the near-term friendly outlook in
the market. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 50.47. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 52.95. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 43.96. Second support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 41.94.

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Shiny Gold Stocks and Slippery Oil Prices

Gold prices shot up on Friday as investor’s move their money into a safer investment as the broad market continued it crash the day before breaking the October bottom. Once the price of gold climbed over the $760 mark which was a short term resistance level the price shot higher as new buyers jumped in and short covering took place pushing gold to climb $57 in one day which you can see in the chart below.

Spot Gold Prices – 3 Day Intraday Chart
Spot Gold Price

Now, looking at the daily chart of gold below, it appears that it has put in a double bottom with a nice rally higher. Also confirming this move may not be over yet is the MACD cross over and the strength of gold. Its best to waiting for a low risk setup before any money should be put to work. We are getting close to possible buy signals if things continue to hold up over the next week or so. Gold will find resistance between $800 – $825 and could take a breather for a few days which could provide a great setup if we are lucky.

Daily GLD Gold Price Chart

Gold stocks shine as they rally big on Friday out performing the price of gold and possibly putting in a higher low for the HUI which could be the start of an upward trend. Keeping a close eye on the performance of gold stocks will help confirm a low risk setup for trading gold (GLD, DGP, and Spot Gold). If gold stocks are performing well during a gold buy signal I generally put more money to work on that trade as opposed to gold stocks underperforming the price of gold.

Daily Gold Bugs Chart (Gold Stocks)

A longer term look at gold stocks performance which is shown in the chart below is the fact that they are bouncing off long term support which has been tested 5 times. This is very bullish for gold and gold stocks as well.

Monthly Gold Stock Chart

Slippery Oil Prices

Oil Traders cannot believe the slide in oil since June this year. Last Thursday oil closed below $50 which is a long ways of its $150 high not to long ago. A couple interesting things show up on my oil chart which I thought are worth pointing out. Obviously the price of oil is severely oversold and due for a dead cat bounce if not a “V” shaped bottom. But although prices continue to slide the momentum is starting to shift to the up side. The MACD is trying to move higher which is a good thing and also the fact that oil is at the bottom of it channel. Also energy stocks are out performing the price of oil like crazy!!! This is extremely bullish and a bounce in oil will send energy stock soaring. I will note that a lot of energy stocks pay a dividend and with their share prices being pushed down to these extreme levels, investors are starting to buy because the dividend rate is so high and most of these companies make solid earning year after year so at these prices the shares look attractive to many.

Oil Trading Chart (USO)

Conclusion:
I don’t try to predict market direction because it’s a fools game, I do think we have some exciting times just around the corner if the market does find support in the next week or so. I have been in cash since August waiting for a setup but volatility is ridiculously high and I don’t put my money to work if I’m risking more than 3% on a trade. Gold Stocks are starting to have money flow back into them and oil is starting to look like its downward move is almost exhausted. I continue waiting for a proper setup with low risk as I believe in taking the safe middle section of trends and not trying to pick tops or bottoms.
I am a full time daytrader and swing trader specializing in trading GLD, GDX, XGD.TO, SLV and USO. I provide my trading charts, market insight and trading signals to members of my newsletter service.

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Long Term Trend – Stock Chart Analysis

Stock Chart Analysis

Stock Chart Analysis

Short Term Trend – Stock Chart Analysis

Stock Chart Analysis - Investment Consulting Chart

Stock Chart Analysis - Investment Consulting Chart

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