A Colorful View on SPX, Gold and Oil


"Put on your hyper-color shirt, sunglasses and zinc."

It's been a bright week so far for stocks and commodities. It appears that the downtrend could have ended as of yesterday (Tuesday, June 15th). In this midweek report, I figured I would bring back the 80's colors to see if I can spice things up!

Following are some charts I did showing my current views on the market. You may want to put on your hyper-color shirt, sunglasses and zinc when viewing them in order to get into the zone. . .lol.

SPX—S&P500 Index ETF—Daily Chart

I'll keep this short and sweet. Here are the main points:

Moving Averages crossed over this week, and when we see this, a trend reversal generally occurs. That being said, it is best to wait for the moving averages to cluster which means we need a pullback or sideways movement for a few days. I feel this is very likely to happen.

NYSE Buying Spikes have returned! We saw these during the previous bottom back in February. As the market continues to trend higher and mature, these volume spikes tend to increase also.

Long-term Cycle has bottomed and should start to rise this week. As we can see from the February bottom, the cycle was also bottoming which is very bullish for the index.

We Are Here shows where I think we are currently trading. The market is over bought right now and I feel a quick pullback or sideways move is needed before we see a continued move up.

My Pre-Market Trading Video and Squawk Box Recording for today if you want to see my charts as of this morning: www.futurestradingsignals.com.


Gold Futures—Daily Chart

Gold is trading in a tight wedge at the moment. The long-term picture is pointing to higher prices, but I feel there is a good change of one last drop which should shake out a bunch of traders before rocketing upwards. August and September are good months for gold to move up and if you have been following the market as long as I have, then you know patterns and prices can drag out much longer than we anticipate. So as much as the chart of gold looks like an imminent breakout is about to occur, it could still be a few months way. And to be honest, that's how the market works. . .If it doesn't shake you out, it will wear you out!


Crude Oil Futures—Daily Chart

Oil is trading a key pivot point, and also looks to have formed a possible bear flag. At the moment I am neutral on oil—it's a 50/50 guess as to which way it will go—so I am just watching for now. . .But I have pointed out some key resistance and support levels for those with oil positions. . .This small chart makes it look like I put a ling at every $2, but if you look closer some are above and below those even numbers.


Midweek Stock and Commodity Wrap Up:

In short, I think the market is on the verge of another rally, which is very exciting because we cashed out in late April—before the market had the big selloff. It will be nice to put some long-term plays to work so we are not so dependent on the short intraday plays, which last one to two because of the extreme volatility in the market.

I figure we will see stocks and gold move up together, but I'm not really sure about oil at this point. . .If oil does not move up, then the market will have limited up side and instead of a new bull market rally to new 2010 highs we could just see move up to test near the April high. Then it could roll over and start heading back down, triggering a much larger selloff as we enter another bear market.

All that being said. . .it looks to be a couple months away still, and a lot can happen in that time. As a market technician, I take each chart one day at a time.

If you would like to learn my intraday and swing trades, along with my trading signals, check out my website: www.FuturesTradingSignals.com.

Chris Vermeulen

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