Crude Oil vs Platinum: You Bet Right

It is just amazing how many times you guess not only the direction but also the peaks and troughs of the prices of different instruments. This is crowd-thinking or crowd-analyzing, when the winning ideas are crystallized into the major wager.

This “market distortion” was spotted in July and it was updated this September. Almost all of you were betting that crude oil and platinum would meet on the price chart again. So, here it is in the chart below.

Crude Oil VS Platinum

Source: TradingView

The magic of your major bet is right here in the making. As the oil price remains stuck in a sideways consolidation, the platinum price is taking quick steps towards "black gold".   

In September, crude oil futures completed their mission as the initial meeting point was set at $75 and the valley was at $76. Hence, the consolidation that followed gave the metal a chance to catch up.

The updated meeting point has been recalculated to be set at $62 for crude oil futures and at $1,160 for platinum futures. This could happen in an ideal situation. Historically, however, one of the instruments has often lagged behind.

Last time I updated the platinum futures chart for you and it played out well according to the bullish option.

Let me update the oil futures chart this time as it has changed a lot. Continue reading "Crude Oil vs Platinum: You Bet Right"

Crude Oil Closes the Gap

Back in July, I shared with you a chart of Market Distortion where I put together crude oil and platinum futures. I spotted a disruption of a strong correlation pattern between these two instruments that has been lasting for a quarter of a century.

That post drew your attention with strong support and feedback as readers shared their valuable comments. Below is the graph showing the distribution of your opinion on how the divergence would play out.

Ballot Votes

The majority of readers chose the option that implies the equal move in the opposite direction of both instruments to meet somewhere in between - crude oil should drop to $75 and platinum futures should rocket to $1,200. The second largest bet was on the widening gap.

I prepared for you an updated chart below to see what happened after two months.

Oil Futures vs Platinum Futures Monthly

Source: TradingView

None of the bets have hit it right, although your main choice is still the closest. Indeed, the crude oil futures (black line) did its job fully to close the gap as it almost touched the $75 area. The lowest handle hit was $78 so far.

The counterpart, as it often happens in human relationships, did not meet the other part halfway. The platinum (green line) is still weak as it can’t raise its head to the upside.

Should crude oil do the job for both and drop even lower like a rock to catch up with the metal? Or is platinum quietly accumulating power for a rally? Continue reading "Crude Oil Closes the Gap"