What’s Up, What’s Down: Financials Still in Uptrends

Comments for Friday, October 2, 2009

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


Lower closes on Thursday for copper, gold, silver and platinum. All of the metals are still in up-trends but with potential topping formations still in place. Copper has quite a bit of resistance overhead and platinum has good support under 12500 basis the January contract.

Copper Chart


Higher to sharply higher closes yesterday for the eurodollars, notes and bonds. The financials are still in uptrends this time with the eurodollar making another new contract high and close while the bonds (April) and notes (May) made new recent highs and closes ending their short-lived double tops.

US Treasury 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.