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Now that gold has managed two consecutive closes at roughly
$1,840, we can look at $1,830 as a good support level. A minor dip or
correction must hold above $1,830 on a closing basis for this rally to
continue. It’s no coincidence that gold has had a very strong rally while
stocks have had a really bad week. Gold has been unable to find its legs
recently, despite all this inflation. I caution you to closely monitor
“outside” markets. If we continue to see weakness in stocks, we should continue
to see strength in precious metals. The money has to go somewhere! Gold prices
must be able to penetrate $1,850 and hold several closes above $1,850 before I
get more confident about this rally. I think a bottom is in, but I’m not
convinced that gold doesn’t move back to that sideways range.
Silver may assume a leadership role in this precious metal rally, as silver is in my opinion, severely undervalued. Even more so than gold. All precious metals are undervalued.
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Oil prices are coming off seven-year highs following some profit taking as short-term supply disruptions have continued to underpin prices. On Tuesday, a fire temporary stopped flows through a pipeline in Iraq’s Kirkuk. In addition, an attack on Yemen’s Houthis on the UAE heightened geopolitical risks. The market was also supported by reports that OPEC+ fell 800k barrels per day below its December target. The IEA upgraded their demand forecast for 2022 while noting that the oil market could be in a surplus for the first quarter. Oil inventories rose 515k barrels for the first time in eight weeks with stocks now down 72.75 million barrels below year ago levels and 38.10 million barrels below the five-year average. Oil volatility (ovx) has rebounded into the upper mid-upper 40s with the market remaining bullish trend with today’s range seen between 77.03 – 87.24.
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Grains - Let the Chart Do the Talking
By: Michael Sabo, Senior Market StrategistPosted Jan 21, 2022 11:12AM CT
On January 7th I
advised traders on the following “Today I would advise traders to watch for
another breakout” “I believe short term aggressive levels are $6.11 ¾ on
the upside and $5.89 ¾ on the downside and the medium term breakout levels are $6.18
½ upside and $5.83 ½ on the downside.” Let’s
take a look at what has happened since last Friday (see both charts below). As
you can see the medium-term downside breakout level held at $5.83 ½ with lows
coming in at $5.85 ¼ before seeing moves this week to a high of $6.17 ¼ which
was reached today after seeing a small inside day yesterday. With the break
higher today the market has triggered a short-term buy (for aggressive traders)
in my playbook. As I said last week, I still remain bullish and traders should
watch the medium term breakout levels for market direction.
The “big picture” numbers remain the
same and probably will for some time. I firmly believe a break below $4.96 could
give the bears control of the market and a break above $6.39 ½ on the upside may
have enough bulls behind it to propel corn to all-time highs. There are several
minor areas of support and resistance inside this range that can help with
short-term market direction if violated. Call me directly at 1-800-367-7290 for
more in-depth discussion on these numbers and to discuss trading strategies
specific to your situation.
I would suggest using an option
strategy to manage your futures position risk or an outright option strategy.
Implied option volatility has come down quite a bit from its most recent highs
mainly due to the consolidation and tighter trading ranges. I have 25-years of grain
market experience, feel free to call or email with any questions you may have. Be sure to check out my archived weekly grain
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We have seen a wild ride the last few weeks in the March 10-year note, with yields rising to a two-year high overnight to 1.90%. The rise is largely driven by continued strong readings from the CPI, strength in oil, and hawkish comments out of many of the Fed governors. Additionally, many of the Fed speakers are now nervous that the Fed is behind the curve and some are calling for four rated hikes in 2022. That is an aggressive call and I’m not sure that will come to fruition, but I do believe we see at least two hikes. So, going forward, as hikes are now being priced in and we have seen yields in the 10’s spike from around 1.65-1.90%, where do we go from here? I believe the market still has room to go lower and yields gravitate toward the psychological level of 2%, but currently the market is oversold, and I believe the market is quite short, so a short covering rally is certainly possible. Another important development that is starting to gain momentum is the build up in troops by Russia near Ukraine. I am certainly not suggesting that Russia will invade but the fact that there is a significant build up in troops near the border could bring a safe haven bid into treasuries at any time.
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Navigating S&P Correction-vs-Reversal Challenge
By: RJO Market InsightsPosted 01/20/2022
our constant pursuit of objectively managing risk of directional biases and
exposure, we're always on the lookout for momentum failures needed to stem
trends. Following early-Jan's continuation of the secular bull trend, we
were able to identify risk levels the bull needed to sustain gains above to
maintain a bullish count. In 06-Jan's Technical Blog we introduced a
peak/correction/reversal threat directly on the heels of 05-Jan's bearish
divergence in very short-term momentum. This mo failure defined
04-Jan's 4808.25 high as one of developing importance from which non-bullish
decisions could be objectively based and managed.
than two weeks on and following Tue's break below 10-Jan's 4572 initial
counter-trend low, those early and minor threats to the bull have reached at
least intermediate-term levels as the market has lost 6%. Now, "down
here", we're on the lookout for elements needed to defer or threaten a
broader peak/reversal process and give odds to the ultimately bullish prospect
that this month's 6% decline is a 3-wave and thus corrective affair that might
re-expose the secular bull trend.
240-min chart below shows that, thus far at least, the decline from
04-Jan's 4808.25 high to yesterday's 4514 low is only a 3-wave
structure as labeled. But while a recovery above 12-Jan's 4740
corrective high remains required to CONFIRM such a bullish count, this chart
also shows the developing potential for a bullish divergence in very short-term
momentum. This divergence will be considered CONFIRMED to the point of
non-bearish action by short-term traders on a recovery above yesterday's 4603
corrective high. Per such, this 4603 level is
considered a mini risk parameter, the recovery above which will define
yesterday's 4514 low as one of developing importance and a new mini risk parameter
from which the risk of non-bearish decisions can be objectively based and
Can we conclude the end of the correction by such piddly strength above 4603? No, no more than we could conclude a massive reversal lower by 05-Jan's piddly failure below 4747. But such 4603+ strength could be pursued as a start of a recovery that would then require further, sustained, trendy, impulsive gains above 12-Jan's next larger-degree corrective high at 4740 needed to resurrect odds of the secular bull trend's resumption. But most importantly, 4603+ strength would identify some semblance of early strength and bull potential from that 4514 low that would then serve as the objective risk parameter to any bullish decisions.
a broader scale and until the market recovers above at least 4603 and
preferably 4740, a broader peak/correction/reversal threat remains intact ahead of
what could be protracted losses. Waning upside momentum since early-Nov
and historically frothy levels in the Bullish Consensus (marketvane.net)
measure of market sentiment/contrary opinion remain intact as threats against
the major bull market.
however, the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Bullish
Sentiment Survey and Bull-Bear Differential have both eroded to historical lows
that, in the past, have been associated with the ENDS of corrections and starts
of the resumptions of the secular bull trend. This factor will become
increasingly important in support of a resumed long-term bull trend upon proof
of strength in the contract above at least 4603 and especially
above 4740. Until the market arrests the clear and present and at least
intermediate-term downtrend with strength above levels like these, it would be
premature to conclude the end of a correction or reversal lower.
These issues considered, a bearish policy and exposure remain advised with a recovery above at least 4603 and preferably 4740 before a bullish policy can be reconstructed. In lieu of such strength and especially if this market breaks yesterday's 4514 low, further and possibly steep losses remain expected.
By: John Caruso, Senior Market StrategistPosted Jan 21, 2022 8:59AM CT
The next move is likely “up”, and perhaps very aggressively. Let me get that out of the way first, but do not let that fool you. We have a real problem. The problem lies within the Fed and them not taking action sooner, and now find themselves in a state of impotence. With CPI at 7% and oil and gas prices on a steep incline, the Fed has no choice but to follow through with the full taper and at least 1 rate hike. The caveat here with regards to rate hikes effectively staving off higher oil and gas prices is …. *drumroll* …. war with Russia. Our president on Wednesday essentially “Greenlighted” a Russian incursion….don’t believe me, rollback the tape. Sec. Blinken meets in Geneva with Russia, at which Russia will make demands, we won’t comply and we could be on the brink of a major conflict because of it. The Fed will stay their course until interest rates once again collapse, and if you’re not buying that, I don’t care - this is how it happens - the bond market knows, and it’s of our assessment the short end of the curve has or is very close to fully pricing in current Fed policy . So by the time the Fed lifts off with its first rate hike in March, I fully expect yields to be moving backwards by then. That’s it, that’s the real.
Yesterday we saw our 3rd weekly increase in US
Jobless Claims, so we’ll be keeping a watchful eye on the Jan employment data
come early Feb. – and so will the Fed.
Next Wed: FOMC Policy Meeting
That’s all I’ve got today, we’ve given adequate warnings of Scenario 4 enough – now it’s playing out – Commodities are likely the next shoe to drop.
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