Crude Oil Marks Time at Trend Support as SPX 500 Attempts Rebound
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- S&P 500 Attempts Recovery from 3-Month Uptrend Support
- Crude Oil Flat-Lining at Trend Support, Gold Range-Bound
US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices continue to tread water after sliding to a three-week low last week. A daily close below the 11834-9 area (May 20 close, 50% Fibonacci retracement) exposes the 61.8% level at 11790. Alternatively, a push above the 38.2% Fib at 11887 clears the way for a test of the 23.6% retracement at 11946.
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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices rebounded from rising trend line support set from late-March once again. From here, a push above 2107.10 (downward-sloping resistance, 38.2% Fibonacci expansion) exposes the 50% level at 2119.10. Alternatively, a move below the 2077.20-82.00 area (trend line, 61.8% Fib retracement) targets the 76.4% threshold at 2063.00.
GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices continue to tread water below the $1200/oz figure. A break above the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 1189.26 exposes trend line support-turned-resistance at 1193.08, followed by the 50% Fibonacci retracement at 1197.47. Alternatively, a move below the 23.6% Fib expansion at 1175.79 targets the 38.2% threshold at 1165.62.
CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices may be resuming the recovery launched from mid-January lows after completing a Flag continuation pattern. Near-term resistance is at 66.69, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that exposing the 38.2% level at 70.25. Alternatively, a move below trend line support at 63.28 targets the 38.2% Fib retracement at 60.27.
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