Gold, Oil, Currencies & Interest Rates
By Colin Twiggs
July 24, 2007 4:30 a.m. EST (6:30 p.m. AEST)
Spot gold is consolidating between $680 and $685 in the short term. This is a continuation signal and we can expect a test of resistance at $695/$700 in the medium term. Breakout would signal a rally to $730, while reversal would test primary support at $635.
December Light Crude reached its target of $75 after a strong rally. Consolidation below $75 is likely - or retracement to the rising trend line.
The euro is consolidating in an upward flag above the new support level at $1.37. Expect a continuation of the rally, with a medium term target of $1.41 (1.37+[1.37-1.33]). Reversal below $1.37 is not expected - and would signal a test of the rising trendline.
The dollar is also weakening against the yen. The fall below 121 warns of a correction to test primary support at 115. Retreat above 121 would signal uncertainty.
The Australian dollar is accelerating upwards against the greenback. I have revised the medium-term target to 0.90 (0.80+[0.80-0.70]).
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The ten-year treasury yield declined below 5.00%, signaling that expectations of future rates rises have dwindled. The yield differential (10-year minus 13-week treasury yields) is falling. Retracement below zero would be a negative sign.
Conversely, short-term (13-week) treasury yields broke through resistance at 4.80% as expectations of rates rises diminish. The recent equilibrium is likely to be restored.
The Dow Jones Industrial average is consolidating between 13800 and 14000. This is a continuation signal, so expect an upward breakout. Reversal below 13500 is not expected - and would signal a test of primary support at 13200.
The Shanghai Composite index bounced back with a vengeance and is headed for a test of resistance at 4300. The target for a breakout would be 5000 (4300+[4300-3600]). Reversal at 4300 is not expected - and would re-test support at 3500.
Probability of recession in the next four quarters eased to a modest 31 per cent according to the Wright Model.
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