What’s Up, What’s Down: Metals are in Uptrends

Comments for Thursday, November 5, 2009

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


Higher closes yesterday for copper, gold, silver and platinum. Copper continues to act like it will get through its present resistance area and make new recent highs. Gold made another new all time high and close with silver following behind a little reluctantly since its tied more to the economy. Also silver is in its last good resistance area. Platinum also had a strong close and should test its highs soon. I don’t have buy signals the way I trade so I’m missing these moves but the metals are obviously in long-term uptrends.

Silver Chart


Higher close Wednesday for the eurodollar while lower for the notes and bonds again after the Fed announced that there would be no changes in the interest rates for possibly quite a while. The eurodollar this time made a new contract high and close while my sell signals are still in place for the notes and bonds with both making larger potential topping formations at this time.

U.S. Treasury Chart

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