S&P 500 Testing Key Resistance, Breakout to Weigh on US Dollar
S&P 500 – Prices are probing above resistance at 1164.56, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, to challenge the top of a falling channel set from late August. This barrier is reinforced by the 76.4% Fib at 1185.98, with a break higher clearing the way for an advance to the 1227.40-1257.30 region. For now, support remains at 1147.25, the 50% retracement level.
CRUDE OIL – Prices put in a Spinning Top candlestick below support-turned-resistance at $83.65, hinting at ebbing bullish conviction after a three-day rally and hinting that a reversal may materialize. Initial support lines up at $80.18. Alternatively, upward continuation through immediate resistance targets a multi-month channel top at $85.84.
GOLD – Prices remain locked in a choppy range between the 14.6% and 38.2% Fibonacci retracements at 1589.14 and 1680.78 respectively. A break below immediate support exposes the September 26 low at 1532.45. Alternatively, a push higher through the range top exposes the 50% Fib at 1726.60.
US DOLLAR – Prices broke through support at the bottom of a rising channel set from late August to stall above support at 9960, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level, with a break on a daily close basis exposing the 38.2% Fib at 9852. Near-term resistance stands at the channel bottom, now squarely at the 10,000 figure.
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