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Trading Room – 27th March, 2017

Today’s Trading Room looks at Copper, US Oil and FTSE.

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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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Copper has made a series of lower lows and lower highs (the definition of downwards movement) since the 13th of February. This downwards movement is choppy and overlapping though.

The very short term suggests volume may provide support for a little more upwards movement. If the trend is down, then price should not make a new high above 2.700.

Long lower wicks on the last three daily candlesticks also looks bullish for the short term.

On Balance Volume gives a bearish signal on the 23rd of March, which should be given reasonable weight.

With low ADX and ATR, there is plenty of room for a new trend to develop.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

Copper Chart Daily 2017
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The lower edge of the gold channel did provide support; price bounced up from there. The upper edge should provide resistance.

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US Oil (WTI Crude – Spot)

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

US Oil Chart Daily 2017
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The trend is not yet extreme. There is room still for it to continue. When Oil trends strongly, ADX can remain above 35 and above both directional lines for several days before the trend ends.

There is some concern today that the next movement down is not yet underway. The correction which price moved into on the 15th of March may still be underway. Slight divergence at the last low between Stochastics and price, and RSI and price, looks slightly bullish. The long lower wick on the candlestick for the 22nd of March looks bullish.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

US Oil Chart Daily 2017
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If the Elliott wave count is correct, then the correction should be over. If it were to continue, then it would be grossly disproportionate to subminuette wave ii.

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FTSE

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

FTSE Chart Daily 2017
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Assume the trend remains the same until proven otherwise. The trend is up at this stage, so corrections present an opportunity to join the trend.

FTSE Chart Daily 2017
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While the longer term trend looks clear, the shorter term trend is not so clear. This can often be the case at the end of corrections within a larger trend.

Divergence with price and RSI, and Stochastics, indicates weakness at highs. This indicates caution for long positions. There is a level of risk here that is not small.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

FTSE Chart Monthly 2017
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The normal range for cycle wave b is from 1 to 1.38 the length of cycle wave a. The structure of cycle wave b is close to completion. If cycle wave b reaches twice the length of cycle wave a, the wave count should be discarded based upon an extremely low probability. That point is above 10,624.

FTSE Chart Weekly 2017
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The weekly chart shows all of intermediate waves (A)-(B)-(C). The structure is an incomplete zigzag. The daily chart below shows all of minor wave 5 within intermediate wave (C).

FTSE Chart Daily 2017
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Minor wave 5 is unfolding as an impulse and its structure is incomplete. Within minor wave 5, minute wave v may be extending. There is no Fibonacci ratio between minute waves i and iii, so it is more likely that minute wave v will exhibit a Fibonacci ratio to either of minute waves i or iii.

Within the middle of the third wave, micro wave 2 may not move beyond the start of micro wave 1 below 7,263.62. However, the probability of this wave count would substantially reduce if the green channel is breached before this price point is passed.

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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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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 @ 01:25 a.m. EST.