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Dollar up-trend continues, gold finds support, commodities range widely

By Colin Twiggs
August 14th, 2012 10:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p:m AET)

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The US Dollar Index is testing support at 81.50/82.00. Respect of support and the rising trendline would confirm the primary up-trend is intact, offering a target of 86.00*. Breakout above 83.50/84.00 would confirm the advance. In the longer term, expect a test of the 2010 high at 88.50. Oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum above zero indicates a healthy up-trend. Failure of support at 81.50 is unlikely, but would warn of a trend reversal.

US Dollar Index

* Target calculation: 82 + ( 82 - 78 ) = 86

With the Dollar Index in a primary up-trend, Spot Gold would be expected to commence a primary down-trend. Declining 63-day Twiggs Momentum (below zero) indicates a primary down-trend but strong buying support at $1530/ounce has kept consolidation (on the weekly chart) between $1530 and $1650 per ounce. Breakout below primary support at $1530 would offer a target of $1300*. Recovery above $1650 is unlikely but would indicate an advance to $1800.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1550 - ( 1800 - 1550 ) = 1300

Spot silver shows similar consolidation to gold, between $26 and $30 per ounce. Breakout will indicate future direction.

Spot Silver

CRB Commodities Index is testing its descending trendline; follow-through above $305 would warn that a bottom is forming — and test 325. Recovery of 63-Day Twiggs Momentum above zero would also suggest a trend change. However, reversal below 295 — and respect of zero by TMO — would indicate another test of 265.

CRB Commodities Index

Brent Crude is testing resistance at $115, having penetrated its descending trendline to suggest that a bottom is forming. Reversal below $108 would signal another test of support at $90/$100. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum below zero continues to indicate a primary down-trend; a peak below zero would strengthen the signal.

ICE Brent Afternoon Markers

Nymex WTI Light Sweet Crude diverged from Brent Crude but is similarly testing resistance, at $93/barrel. Long-term oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum around the zero line suggests a ranging market — between $75 and $110 — but a peak below zero would change that.

Nymex WTI Light Sweet Crude


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~ Epictetus

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