Trading Room – 31st March, 2017

Today’s Trading Room looks at Copper and Natural Gas.

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Trading Room will focus on classic technical analysis. Elliott wave analysis will be for support and for targets / invalidation points.

Copper (Spot)

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Copper Chart Daily 2017
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The last trade for Copper was closed on the 27th of March.

Now Copper has moved higher.

The long lower wick of the 27th of March is bullish. Now the long upper wick of the 30th of March is bearish. A reasonable expectation would be for Copper to print at least one red daily candlestick next.

Strong volume for a session with the balance of volume downwards supports downwards movement.

On Balance Volume may find some support at the yellow trend line, but this line does not have much technical significance as it is steep and only tested twice before. The purple line does offer reasonable significance, so this may halt a fall in price.

Copper is range bound with resistance about 2.700 and support about 2.560. During this range bound period, it is two downwards days that have strongest volume suggesting a downwards breakout is more likely than upwards.

TREND LINE

Copper Chart Monthly 2017
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Copper has found very strong resistance at the green trend line, which goes back to at least August 2011. The doji candlestick for February puts the trend from up to neutral.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

Copper Chart Daily 2017
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The upper edge of the blue channel has provided resistance, with a strong overshoot for the 30th of March. Copper may be ready to move lower in a third wave at two degrees and this should see an increase in downwards momentum.

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Natural Gas

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Natural Gas Chart Daily 2017
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Natural Gas is now in an upwards trend. The breach of the blue bear Magee trend line indicated a trend change from bear to bull.

Now a new trend line is drawn for the new bull trend in green, so expect corrections to find support at this line. If it is breached, it would indicate a change.

Next resistance is about 3.550.

There is strong volume for upwards movement in recent sessions. The new trend has support from volume.

On Balance Volume is constrained within sloping lines. A breakout would be a bullish or bearish signal.

Stochastics can remain extreme for reasonable periods of time. With price sitting close to upper edge of Bollinger Bands and Stochastics exhibiting divergence with price at highs while extreme, it looks like in the short term a small pullback may unfold.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

Natural Gas Chart Daily 2017
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The last Elliott wave count was invalidated with a new high this week above 3.174. Cycle wave b may be continuing higher as a double zigzag.

Natural Gas Chart Daily 2017
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The downwards wave labeled primary wave X is now a complete structure. It fits best and looks most like a three wave movement.

Intermediate wave (B) may not move beyond the start of intermediate wave (A) below 2.522.

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TRADING ROOM SUMMARY TABLES

OPEN POSITIONS

Trading Room Open Positions 2017
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CLOSED POSITIONS

Trading Room Closed Positions March 2017
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Trades advised to Elliott Wave Gold members for Gold have now been included in Trading Room summary tables.

*FTSE was a weak recommendation. Advice was given to only invest 1-2% of equity on this trade.

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DISCLAIMER

As always, it is essential that anyone using this analysis for trading advice manages risk carefully. Follow my two Golden Rules:

1. Always use a stop.

2. Never invest more than 1-5% of equity on any one trade.

Trading is about probabilities, not certainties. Failure to follow my two Golden Rules of trading indicates failure to manage risk.

Accept that this analysis may be wrong. It is impossible for any analyst to predict with certainty what a market will do next.

This analysis is published @ 02:53 a.m. EST.

One thought on “Trading Room – 31st March, 2017

  1. Exit Gold short for a profit now of about 4.89.

    Copper should now be positive, but price has not move far enough below entry yet to move stops to breakeven. Risk on Copper remains the same.

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