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Crude Oil Breaks 5-Month Uptrend, SPX 500 Drops Most in Over a Year

Crude Oil Breaks 5-Month Uptrend, SPX 500 Drops Most in Over a Year

Ilya Spivak,

Talking Points:

  • US Dollar Fails to Range Bounds Despite Large Weekend Gap
  • S&P 500 Accelerates Lower, Posts Largest Drop in 14 Months
  • Crude Oil Breaks Five-Month Trend, Gold in Familiar Range

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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSISPrices advanced as expected after prices put in a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is at 11888, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 50% level at 11937. Alternatively, a move below the 23.6% Fib at 11829 opens the door for a challenge of the 14.6% level at 11792.

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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices accelerated downward after reversing lower as expected. From here, a break below the 123.6% Fibonacci expansion at 2047.40exposes the 2037.70-2040.10 area (March 11 low, 138.2% level). Alternatively, a reversal above the 100% Fib at 2063.10 targets the 76.4% expansion at 2078.80.

GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices continue to consolidate above two-month support after failing to hold up above the $1200/oz figure. A break below the 1170.30-86 area (May 1 low, 50% Fibonacci expansion) exposes the 61.8% level at 1162.64. Alternatively, a move above the 38.2% Fib at 1179.07 targets the 23.6% expansion at 1189.24.

CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices broke support at a rising trend line capping losses since mid-January, hinting the longer-term down trend may be resuming. A break below the 60.27-61.37 area (38.2% Fibonacci retracement, April 22 low) exposes the 50% level at 57.39. Alternatively, a move back above the trend line – now at 63.56 – targets the 23.6% Fib expansion at 66.69.

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for

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