What’s Up, What’s Down: Energies and Metals Continue in Strong Uptrends

Comments for Friday, January 8, 2010

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


Lower closes yesterday for crude and heating oil along with the rbob and natural gas. All of the energies continue be in strong up-trends but gas made its highest high since last October and then sold off sharply closing lower in reversal type action which has been happening often lately. However, then the gas rallied each time making new recent highs. Let’s see what happens this time.!

Natural Gas Chart


Higher for silver while lower for copper, gold and platinum. Copper continues to look higher with another new recent high since 2008 but sold off to settle lower in reversal type action. Gold and platinum closed slightly but no changes technically while silver made its highest and low since Dec. 12th. The bottom line is all of the metals continue to be in long-term up-trends overall.

Copper Chart

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