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Gold tests $1350, Crude bullish

By Colin Twiggs
August 14th, 2013 3:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 p:m AET)

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Gold found support at $1270/ounce before rallying to test $1350. Breakout would offer a target of $1430*, but reversal below $1270 is as likely and would signal a re-test of primary support at $1200.

Gold

* Target calculation: 1350 + ( 1350 - 1270 ) = 1430

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Dollar Index

The Dollar Index remains in a downward trend channel, headed for a test of primary support at 80.50. Bearish divergence on weekly Twiggs Momentum warns of selling pressure. Respect of the upper channel would warn of a down-swing to 80.50. Upward breakout is less likely, but would suggest the correction is ending. Follow-through above 82.50 would strengthen the signal.

Dollar Index

Crude Oil

Nymex WTI light crude is consolidating below resistance at $108/barrel, while Brent crude consolidates below $110. Upward breakout is likely and would signal an advance to $118* and $120 respectively.

Crude Oil

* Target calculation: 108 + ( 108 - 98 ) = 118

Commodities

Copper respected support at $6600/ton and is rallying to test $7500 and the descending trendline. Upward breakout would suggest that a bottom is forming, while respect would warn of another test of $6600. Momentum oscillating below zero suggests continuation of the primary down-trend. Failure of support at $6600 would confirm.

Copper

A bear rally on Shanghai Composite Index [lime green] caused a lift in commodity prices. Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index recovered above long-term support at 126, suggesting a rally to 130. Breakout is unlikely, but would offer a target of 136*. The primary trend is down and reversal below 124 would suggest a long-term decline to the 2009 low at 100*.

Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index

* Target calculation: 125 - ( 150 - 125 ) = 100



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