We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.
Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.
Gold futures in the February contract settled last Friday at 1,177 while currently trading at 1,162 an ounce down about $15 for the trading week after hitting a 10 month low on December 5th at 1,158. However, the trend remains bearish as I think this is just a kickback from oversold conditions. Gold prices are still trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average telling you that the short-term trend is lower as bearish fundamentals continue to send money out of this commodity as higher interest rates here in the United States and a strong U.S dollar continue to keep a lid and put pressure on this market here in the short-term. I am sitting on the sidelines in this market as the chart structure has been very poor for several months as prices collapsed right after the Trump election and have not looked back as I'm currently looking at a possible bullish position in silver, but gold still looks to have another leg down in my opinion. At present, I'm also recommending a bullish position in the S&P 500 as it seems to me the higher the equity market goes the lower the gold market goes as I think that trend will continue for the rest of the holiday season which still has 3 weeks left. [Read more...]