New Tariffs On Chinese Goods Push Stocks Lower

Hello traders everywhere. The stock market is trading lower Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that is unleashing a new wave of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariffs won't come into effect immediately but instead face a review process, with hearings taking place in mid-to-late August. The announcement came just days after both nations imposed $34 billion worth of tariffs on each other.

New Tariffs Chinese Goods

The Dow has fallen over 190 points as we enter afternoon trading, with Caterpillar as the biggest decliner. The S&P 500 has dropped 0.65% as energy, materials, and industrials dropped. The Nasdaq also declined 0.60%.

Key Levels To Watch This Week:

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Copper To Retest $1.94 After Breaking Support

Last September I posted a monthly chart of Copper futures to warn you that the metal has been approaching the area of strong multi-year resistance. In that very same post, I set specific triggers to watch for further price action.

Recently, one of those triggers was broken, and now it’s time to update the chart.

Chart. Copper Futures Monthly: Crucial Support Was Broken

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The global chart structure hasn’t changed, and I posted its full reconstruction adding some new annotations to highlight the most recent price action. Continue reading "Copper To Retest $1.94 After Breaking Support"

DOW Jumps As Banks Rally

Hello traders everywhere. Banks rally and send the DOW up over 300 pts at it's the highest level today. The reason for the optimism, dissipating trade war fears and high expectations for good earnings with earnings season about to kick off on Friday with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) and Citigroup Inc. (C) reporting on their second quarter of 2018.

Stocks also got a boost from a positive jobs report released on Friday, which revealed that the U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in June, beating expectations. The news helped divert attention away from the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and its most prominent partners.

Banks rally

Last week, the U.S. slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods. China responded to the tariffs by imposing its retaliatory levies on imports from the States. But that has had little effect on the markets to start the week, and most analysts believe that the "Trade War" has already been priced into the stock market. Continue reading "DOW Jumps As Banks Rally"

U.S. Crude Production Growth Stalled In April

The Energy Information Administration reported that April crude oil production averaged 10.467 million barrels per day (mmbd), off 2,000 b/d from March’s all-time record high for the U.S. The small but unexpected decline was due to unplanned maintenance in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), which reduced production there by 98,000 b/d. Otherwise, healthy increases were recorded in North Dakota (61,000 b/d) and Texas + New Mexico (55,000 b/d).


The EIA-914 Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM) figure was 115,000 b/d lower than the weekly data reported by EIA in the Weekly Petroleum Supply Report (WPSR), averaged over the month, of 10.582 mmbd. EIA’s most recent weekly estimate for the week ending June 22nd was 10.900 mmbd. Continue reading "U.S. Crude Production Growth Stalled In April"