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Crude Oil Threatens Chart Support, SPX 500 Drops to 2-Week Low

Crude Oil Threatens Chart Support, SPX 500 Drops to 2-Week Low

Ilya Spivak,

Talking Points:

  • US Dollar Challenges Monthly Range Resistance Anew
  • S&P 500 Breaks Range Bottom, Drops to 2-Week Low
  • Gold Consolidating, Crude Oil Stalls at Chart Support

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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSISPrices have returned to test the top of a now-familiar range top capping gains since late January. Near-term resistance is in the 11854-76 area (14.6% Fibonacci expansion, March 2009 high), with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 23.6% level at 11963. Alternatively, a below the 14.6% Fib retracementat 11740 opens the door for a challenge of the 23.6% threshold at 11653.

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices took out range support at 2101.40, with sellers now aiming to challenge the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 2086.40. A break below this barrier exposes the 38.2% level at 2066.00. Alternatively, a reversal back above 2101.40 aims for the February 25 high at 2119.40.

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices continue to consolidate after descending to a two-month low below the $1200/oz figure. A break below the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion at 1194.94 exposes the 38.2% level at 1177.51. Alternatively, a rebound above the 1216.30-20.72 area marked by trend line support-turned-resistance and the 23.6% Fib retracement targets the 38.2% threshold at 1233.73.

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices launched a recovery as expected, with buyers now consolidating below February’s swing high. From here, a break below channel support at 60.52 exposes resistance-turned-support at 58.17. Alternatively, a close above the February 17 high at 62.98 exposes the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 66.69.

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for

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