What’s Up, What’s Down: Crude, Heat and Natural Gas Continue to Look Higher

Comments for Monday, October 12, 2009

Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Friday’s Price Action


Higher closes for crude and heating oil along with the rbob while lower for natural gas. The crude, heat and natural gas continue to look higher over with the rbob still close to a buy signal. Natural gas, however, was not able to hold its BULL PENNANT breaking out to the downside, meaning it should continue lower early next week.

Natural Gas Chart


Lower closes for copper, gold, silver and platinum. All of the metals are still in up-trends and also in small bull pennants which means they should start out higher on Monday. Copper, however, is still in a strong resistance area and can be sold up here if you are bearish.

Silver Chart

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Rick Alexander has been a broker and analyst in the futures business for over thirty years. He is a Vice-President for Sales and Trading at the Zaner Group (www.zaner.com) a Chicago-based futures brokerage firm. If you would like a free booklet explaining the charts mentioned above, email Rick at ralexander@zaner.com.

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