Hello fellow traders everywhere. Adam Hewison here co-founder of MarketClub with your weekend trading update for the week ending on 7/15/11.
The precious metals markets continue to be on fire with silver jumping another 7% on top of a 8.35% gain the previous week. Gold closed the week on an all-time high on Friday. Both gold and silver are reflecting the general fear that is prevalent in the markets. For the week gold put in a solid + 3.19% performance. You should be long one trading unit of gold based on our 52-week, weekend trading rule. We're expecting this market to open higher on Sunday in the Far East, and also on Monday when the markets open here in the States.
The S&P 500 was not blessed with gains for the past week and dropped just over 2% for the week. We now have very clear battle lines drawn between the Bulls and the Bears. The 1276 level on the S&P 500 is where the 200 day moving average comes in this week. In addition to the 200 day moving average, we also have a long-term trend-line going all the way back to March of 2009. These are two key levels to watch this coming week.
In other markets the CRB and dollar index showed very little movement as they continue to be range bound. Crude oil appears to be treading water at the moment and has significant resistance overhead at $99.50 basis the August contract.
Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your 1 p.m. market update for Friday, the 15th of July.
The beat goes on and on and on. I am of course talking about the debt ceiling talks which are absolutely imperative to the U.S. I think that most Americans are just getting disgusted with both parties and I think come election time we will see some major changes.
This should be a very interesting Friday with Gold at or close to its highs and Silver higher for the day so far. The equity markets just seem to be hanging on by their fingernails now and I expect we will see further pressure on the markets as the day wears on. Unless there's some major news that comes out I can't imagine these markets rallying from their current levels.
The opportunities to make money right now are huge. We've outlined clearly in our past reports the line in the sand for the S&P 500 and of course we remain positive on the precious metals. One trade you might want to consider this weekend is Gold. If Gold closes at or close to its highs for the day we want to go home with an additional trading unit. If this happens it will qualify as a 52 week high trade rule which means you go home long Gold and take profits on Monday or Tuesday. Use tight money management stops on this position.
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