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Technical Tuesday: S&P, gold, USD/CAD and AUD/NZD

In this week’s edition, we are getting technical on S&P 500, gold, USD/CAD and AUD/NZD


Commitment of traders report (COT): Bears are aggressively short T-notes

Traders aren’t shying away from shorting bonds, with large speculators having their most bearish view since April 2021.

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September 19, 2022 03:08 AM

Gold breaks down

In an environment of rising interest rates around the world, investors continue to dislike assets that have little or no yield

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Gold bears eyes break of $1700 as dollar and yields surge

precious metal looks heavy amid aggressive rate hike expectations

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Crude Oil continues bounce on OPEC comments

Comments from OPEC+ officials regarding possible supply cuts are currently outweighing fears of a recession. As a result, the price of WTI Crude Oil is moving higher.

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August 23, 2022 08:22 PM
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Gold edges towards the trap door Part II

In our last update on gold a month ago, we were watching for a false break below range lows at $1670 to set up a rebound. While the false break lower did not eventuate, a rebound to $1807 followed. In this article, we update why the rally in gold faltered and what comes next as gold again eyes the bottom of its 28-month range.

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August 23, 2022 04:28 AM
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Copper and USD/CHF have a high negative correlation!

As long as the correlation holds, traders who don’t have access to trade copper can use USD/CHF as a proxy.

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August 17, 2022 08:49 PM

BHP share price pops on bumper profits and record dividend

BHP earnings have exploded to their highest level since 2011 and allowed the miner to pay a record dividend to investors.

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AUD/USD: Where to next?

With poor economic data and a rate cut from China, it was almost a perfect storm for commodity currencies to sell off, particularly, AUD/USD.

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August 15, 2022 08:32 PM

Growth concerns return to the forefront

Crude leads commodities slump on weak Chinese data and US Empire Manufacturing Index plunges into negative

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Crude oil drops again with WTI below $90

US crude oil prices could be heading towards low- to mid-$80s.


Gold attempts breakout as yields dip

Investors appear convinced the Fed will slow down rate hikes despite officials indicating otherwise.

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WTI lower, but it has little to do with the upcoming OPEC+ meeting

With negative manufacturing data beginning in China and continuing throughout the US session, WTI Crude Oil has been trading lower, down nearly 5% on Monday.

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August 1, 2022 08:04 PM
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July 29, 2022 07:57 PM
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Gold holds post-FOMC bounce ahead of GDP

Expectations that inflation will soon peak and that the economy will deteriorate further points to a contractionary monetary policy stance from the Fed in 2023

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July 28, 2022 12:09 PM
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Natural Gas at 14 year highs after EU agrees to cut 15%

If Russia continues to harass Europe by threatening to shut off gas flows, the commodity could move much higher.

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July 26, 2022 04:34 PM

Precious metals start busy week firmer

Investors know that front-loading of interest rates around the world is only going to bring a potential recession – and therefore interest rate cuts – sooner.

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July 25, 2022 12:48 PM

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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

Dax falls ahead of IFO business sentiment data. Oil extends declines with Fed in focus.

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July 25, 2022 08:15 AM
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Gold edges closer to the trap door. Will it fall or recoil?

Fresh cycle lows for gold today as it printed a low near $1683, a level not seen since August of 2021.

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July 21, 2022 10:12 AM
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Will gold stage a recovery from $1700 key support?

Gold bulls were hoping to see an end to the 5-week losing streak

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July 20, 2022 04:33 PM
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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

DAX rises as sentiment improves. Oil rises over the 200 DMA, supported by a weaker USD.

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July 18, 2022 08:15 AM
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Gold rises, dollar slumps despite hot CPI

Hot CPI readings may hurt the economy so badly that the Fed may start cutting rates again in as early as Q1

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July 13, 2022 04:39 PM

Oil takes a hit as recession and Covid fears loom

The German ZEW and the continued on again/off again lockdowns in China are contributing to fears of a global slowdown or recession.