Complex starts the week on a positive note as prices rebound from nearby supports.
The medium- to long-term downtrend structure is undisturbed, while short-term trends are still pointed up with the past couple of months’ corrective and reconsolidative phase continuing for the time being. Expect immediate strength to again meet stiff overhead resistance in and around the 5,350/70 area with a clear and sustained break above here needed to extend near-term gains and set up a challenge of the 5,440/60 zone next. However, further failure to break/sustain breaks to the upside would keep values range bound for now with local supports now visible starting at 5,140/60 then again towards 5,050/70.
Trading strategy: Remaining on sidelines for now as the corrective/consolidative phase continues.
Medium- to long-term downtrends are undisturbed with little evidence of a bottom to this major bear cycle as yet, though short-term trends have again flattened out with a fresh period of choppy reconsolidation being experienced. Immediate weakness continues to be cushioned on approach to the historically important 1,430/50 area, keeping values range bound for the time being, with only a clear and sustained break beneath here capable of regenerating downward momentum. Strong overhead resistance is visible in and around 1,530/40 with a market close above here needed to complete a secondary base.
Trading strategy: Remaining on the sidelines for the time being, awaiting next directional signal.
Medium- to long-term downtrends remain firmly in force with little evidence of a bottom as yet, though short-term trends have flattened out with a fresh period of correction and reconsolidation being experienced now. Expect immediate rally attempts to again meet strong overhead resistance on approach to the 2,050/70 area with only a clear and sustained break above here capable of improving the underlying technical tone. Unless achieved, this market remains vulnerable to renewed bouts of weakness with local supports now visible starting at 1,930/40 then again towards the pivotal 1,860/70 zone.
Trading strategy: Continuing to re-establish shorts on bounces looking for a retest of the 1,770 area.
Intermediate- to long-term downtrends are still firmly intact with little evidence of a bottom to this major bear cycle yet, while short-term trends have flattened out with a fresh period of reconsolidation being experienced at present. Expect immediate rally attempts to meet strong overhead resistance starting in the 1,670/80 area, which if decisively breached, could extend near-term gains closer to the more important 1,750/60 region where better supply should then be stimulated. Critical support remains visible on approach to the 1,550/60 zone with a close beneath here needed to regenerate downward momentum.
Trading strategy: Continuing to utilize corrective rebounds to probe the short side.
The medium- to long-term downtrend structure remains firmly intact with little evidence of a serious bottom yet, though short-term trends have flattened out with an extended period of correction and reconsolidation being experienced at present. Expect strong overhead resistance in the 12,500/12,600 area to continue to limit upside potential with only a clear and sustained break above here capable of extending near term gains and setting up a challenge of the 13,400/13,500 region where better supply should then be stimulated. Unless achieved further, choppy two-way action is likely with support at 11,600/11,700.
Trading strategy: Continuing to utilize corrective bounces to re-establish shorts.
While overall technical studies remain decisively bearish with little evidence of a bottom to this major downward cycle yet, prices look to have uncovered good support on approach to the historically important 13,000/13,100 area with much needed corrective action being experienced now. However, in the absence of any significant basing activity, recovery attempts are likely to prove unsustainable at this stage with strong resistance anticipated at 15,500/15,600 initially, then again towards the 17,000/17,100 region with prices remaining vulnerable to renewed bouts of weakness. Support now at 14,000/14,100.
Trading strategy: With profits on shorts secured, monitoring current correction ahead of re-establishing.
Overall technical studies remain decisively bullish with prices expected to trend towards the 1,800.0 region in the days and weeks ahead. While interim resistance should again be encountered in and around the 1,760.0/65.0 area, immediate pullbacks are likely to be restricted to potentially sharp, but probably short-lived corrective action only for the time being. Local support should now be anticipated on approach to the 1,700.0/05.0 zone then again towards the more important 1,660.0/65.0 level where better demand should then be stimulated. Only a close beneath here would damage the tone.
Trading strategy: Continuing to buy dips/holding longs looking for the 1,800.0 region.
Short- to medium-term technical studies have clearly improved with prices breaking decisively to the upside form the confines of the past months’ reconsolidative pattern. The market looks capable of challenging the 18.80/19.00 area in the days ahead and while interim resistance should be encountered in and around the 17.50/70 region, immediate pullbacks are likely to be limited to corrective dips only for the time being. Local support is now visible starting at 15.40/60 then again towards the more important 14.50/70 zone with only a close back under here likely to trigger deeper near-term falls.
Trading strategy: Preferring the long side now, but only on corrective dips looking for 17.70/18.80 regions.
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