Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

Silver Futures

Silver futures in the December contract is trading higher for the 2nd consecutive trading session ending the week on a positive note up 40 cents at 18.20 an ounce after settling last Friday in New York at 17.57 up about 63 cents for the week hitting a four week high.

Dovish comments Thursday from ECB President Draghi bolstered the outlook for additional ECB stimulus measures, which was positive for the precious metals when he said the incoming data confirm "protracted weakness of the Eurozone economy.

I am recommending a bullish position if prices close above 18.00 while then placing the stop loss under the 10-day low standing at 17.18 as the risk is around $2,050 per 2 mini contracts plus slippage and commission as this market looks to test the contract high at 19.75 in my opinion.

I also have a bullish recommendation in copper as the whole sector looks to move higher. Silver prices are trading above its 20 and 100-day moving average as the trend has turned to the upside, so play this higher while making sure that you risk 2% of your account balance on any given trade.

TREND: HIGHER
CHART STRUCTURE: SOLID
VOLATILITY: HIGH

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S&P 500 Futures

The S&P 500 futures in the December contract settled last Friday in Chicago at 2970 while currently trading at 2993 up about 23 points for the week as this market looks to move higher, in my opinion, however, I'm currently not involved.

The S&P is trading above its 20, and 100-day moving average as the trend has turned higher. However, the chart structure is poor at the current time. Therefore, the risk/reward is not in your favor. Still, I am not recommending any short position as I do think going into the holiday season prices will hit all-time highs.

We are in the midst of earnings season as that will undoubtedly dictate short-term price action, and so far, the earnings have been very solid as the U.S economy by far is the best in the world. If you take a look at the daily chart, there is major resistance at the 3000 level, and if we can close above that area, I think prices could be off to the races as extremely low-interest rates are also helping to support stock prices at this time.

TREND: HIGHER
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
VOLATILITY: AVERAGE

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Gold Futures

Gold futures in the December contract settled last Friday in New York at 1,512 an ounce while currently trading at 1,483 down nearly $30 for the trading week as prices look to head lower in my opinion as I see no reason to own gold at this time.

The U.S. stock market is up nearly 500 points today as a possible Chinese trade agreement could be at hand later this afternoon. If the market likes that situation, gold prices could drop significantly, in my opinion. Gold prices are trading under their 20-day but still above their 100-day moving average, however, if you look at the daily chart, the downtrend line remains intact as I think the only precious metal that will continue to rally is palladium.

The next major level of support is around the 1,450 level, and I think that will be touched possibly in next week's trade. The money will start to come out of the precious metals due to the trade agreement and then will begin to enter into the U.S. equity market. However, at the current time, I am not involved. Still, I do have a bearish bias to the downside.

Volatility in gold will remain high as if you have to remember part of the rally that we witnessed over the last several months was due to the Chinese problem and if that situation is eradicated, there's no reason to be involved in gold.

TREND: LOWER
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
VOLATILITY: HIGH

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Platinum Futures

Platinum futures in the January contract settled last Friday in New York at 936 while currently trading at 886 down nearly $50 for the week as prices are right near a 5 week low.

I do not have any recommendations out of the precious metals sector, but historically speaking, platinum prices look very cheap. I will wait for the chart structure to improve. Therefore, the risk/reward would be more in your favor, so be patient as I will not take a short position.

The S&P 500 has experienced a wild ride to start the month as the volatility in that market is extremely high, and that is also influencing platinum prices. But if you take a look at the daily chart, prices are right near major sport as historically speaking platinum is incredibly cheap, especially compared to gold and palladium.

The trend at the current time is negative with the next major level of support around the 850 level as I will keep a close eye in the coming weeks ahead for a bullish position as the precious metals I believe are still in a longer-term bullish trend.

TREND: MIXED - NEGATIVE
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
VOLATILITY: AVERAGE

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Crude Oil Futures

Crude oil futures in the November contract is trading lower for the 4th consecutive session after settling last Friday in New York at 58.09 while currently trading at 55.55 down about $2.50 for the trading week as prices have now hit a 10-day low.

If you take a look at the daily chart, the price gap that was created on September 16th has been filled in today's trade, and if you have been following any of my previous blogs, you understand that I do not like price gaps as they generally are filled just like what has occurred in oil.

Crude is now trading below its 100-day moving average as I am currently not involved as the volatility is too high as I'm advising clients to avoid the entire energy sector at this time.

Oil prices are at major support as this market has been incredibly choppy over the last 5 months as fundamentally speaking the main reason for the depressed prices over the last week is due to resumption of Saudi crude capacity from the Sep 14th attacks on its oil installations after Saudi Aramco said Tuesday that its total crude production capacity now exceeds 11.0 million barrels per day which is a week ahead of schedule.

TREND: LOWER - MIXED
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
VOLATILITY: HIGH

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