Copper candidate for correction south

Energy: Crude oil will start the week down 1% closing just above its 100 day MA. $93 should serve as resistance and on the downside my target remains a trade under $90 on the November contract. RBOB lost 1.14% unable to trade above the 8 day MA the last two sessions. Further downside is expected with the next support at $2.74. Under that level my target at $2.65 should be realized. The 8 day MA acted as resistance in heating oil as well with prices off by .69%. Support is seen first at $3.05 followed by $2.96. A $3 move south in Crude should equate to a 7-10 cent loss in the distillates. Natural gas failed to hold onto its gains closing lower by 1.25%. My bias remains bearish but prices could really go either way so I recommend the sidelines.
Stock Indices: Stocks continue to tread water closing marginally lower around their 9 day MA; which will serve as the first pivot point. If that level is breached the next stop should be the 20 day MA. In the S&P that represents a 25 point drop and in the Dow 225 points for current levels. I’m still searching for signs of an interim top as price action is starting to indicate we are ready for some profit taking.
Metals: Right out of the gate gold prices were backpedaling with a near 0.75% loss today. $1775-1780 has acted as stiff resistance going on 1 week and on a breach of $1750 in the next few sessions a correction will be confirmed. I think it is reasonable to see prices under $1700/ounce in the coming weeks. Silver lost nearly 2% to drag prices back under $34/ounce. Prices are 3.6% off their high but if my assessment is correct we have another 7% to go before first significant support is reached. In other words I think gold and silver can correct lower in the short run. I expect continue weakness short term in palladium and platinum to pressure metals south as well. After a 9% advance in copper in the last 3 weeks this is likely a candidate for a correction south in the coming weeks in my opinion. $3.55 is my target in December futures.
Softs: Cocoa lost 3% dragging prices to 1 month lows as the trend line that has supported all summer was breached. A 38.2% Fibonacci retracement is complete though more selling is expected. Bearish traders should start unwinding trades on a trade under 2400 in December. Sugar appreciated the last 3 days retaking the 20 cent level. Risk /reward I like bullish exposure in March 13′ contract as long as the recent lows hold. A possible play would be long futures while selling out of the money calls or buying at the money puts 1:1. In the last 3 days cotton has lost nearly 5% as prices broke down just before the apex of the triangle…see recent posts. Prices have closed under their 100 day MA the last two sessions and should continue lower. A 61.8% Fibonacci retracement puts December back under 70 cents. Coffee is fining mild support at a triple bottom just under $1.69 in December. I expect support to give way and prices to be closer to $1.60 in the coming days…trade accordingly.
Treasuries: For the last 6 days 30-yr bonds have grinded higher appreciating approximately 50%. I would like to see a trade north of 149’00 to get bearish trades back on my radar. 10-yr notes have also been bid up having completed a 50% retracement with gas left in the tank. I expect to see a challenge of the highs from 3 weeks ago in the coming weeks. In my opinion long dated bearish Euro- dollar plays can be scaled into and added to when the market proves you right.
Livestock: As long as prices in live cattle remain under their 9 and 20 day MAs I’m in the bearish camp. I see support breached at just under r$1.28 opening the door to a move lower to my target of $1.25. Feeder cattle have gone nowhere but sideways in the last 3 weeks but prices dance above and below their MAs so I’m getting mixed signals. I’m bearish anticipating a move lower but do not wish to have any client exposure. In just over 2 weeks lean hog prices are up over 7% and still on the move. I’ve advised bullish trade for the last 1 ½ weeks and still recommend long exposure. In my estimation 75% of the current move has taken place so I would not be just getting involved. It is about managing a lower entry.
Grains: December corn is finding mild support just under $7.40/bushel. After a $1 correction a bounce could play out but I would continue to fade rallies as harvest lows have yet to be made in my eyes. Soybeans lost 0.72% dragging beans to their lowest trade in 6 weeks. Prices have traded under $16/bushel as forecast in previous weeks but further pressure could still be seen. Like corn I would be selling rallies in the coming sessions. I’m bearish as long as prices remain under $16.50 in November. Wheat lost 0.60% as trade above $9 was rejected. That level should continue to act as the pivot point in the December contract. A close under $8.60 should lead to a trade to $8.30…my ultimate target. Wheat remains a market that should look for direction from beans and corn.
Currencies: The dollar closed off its highs but appears poised to be above 80.00 in the coming sessions. The 20 day MA at 80.40 remains my initial target. The Swiss franc and Euro have started to fail while the Pound has not rolled over as of yet. I like the idea of bearish trade trailing stops down as prices fall in these 3 crosses. The Kiwi lost nearly 1% today as the Loonie and Aussie were not as big losers. Once the 20 day MAs give way I think the selling will intensify in the commodity currencies. As I’ve said in recent posts a leg lower in metals and/or energies would likely play a role in these 3 crosses. A spectator in the Yen willing to establish bearish trade from higher levels.
Risk Disclaimer: The opinions contained herein are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific investment advice or recommendations and are not tailored to any specific’s investor’s needs or investment goals. You should fully understand the risks associated with trading futures, options and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions (“Forex”) before making any trades. Trading futures, options, and Forex involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

One Response to Copper candidate for correction south

  1. Lita October 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    Slight decline in the irnnenatiotal market in gold, while silver has seen a slight edge. Comaks gold is trading at $ 1,621 with a slight decline. The silver with 0.30 per cent strength is 28 dollars per ounce. Gold in the domestic market dropped 0.36 percent on Tuesday to Rs 30 201, while silver closed at Rs 0.84 per 54 461 with osteoporosis.Good returns with Check out ones.