What’s Up, What’s Down: New BUY Signals for Treasuries?

Comments for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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


Lower closes on Monday for the Eurodollars, bonds and notes. The Eurodollars made their lowest close since January 7th but really haven’t gone anywhere since the above mentioned date while being in a bull market long-term. The bonds and notes settled lower but are both in up-trends both giving me BUY SIGNALS on Friday.

Treasury Bond Chart

Treasury Note Chart


Higher closes yesterday for the crude and heat along with the rbob while lower for natural gas. The crude, heat and rbob settled higher for the second consecutive trading session but are still in down-trends overall. Gas rallied early into the heart of a good resistance area but then sold off sharply to close near its session’s lows needing to hold the 5400 area basis the March contract.

Crude Chart

Natural Gas Chart

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