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Dollar Working on Fifth Day of Gains, SPX 500 Looking for Direction

February 21, 2014

Ilya Spivak

Talking Points:



  • US Dollar Attempting to Extend Rally for a Fifth Session
  • S&P 500 Searching for Direction Cues Below 2013 Highs
  • Gold, Crude Oil Treading Water at Familiar Chart Levels









    US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - Prices continue to edge upward after showing a Hammer candlestick above support at a rising trend line set from September 2012. Prices are working on securing fifth day in positive territory, the best performance since late October. A daily close above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 10576 exposes the 38.2% level at 10610. Trend line support is now at 10542, followed by the February 17 low at 10520.



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    S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - Prices are consolidating below resistance at 1847.90, the 2013 closing high. Near-term support is at 1821.30, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break below that on a daily closing basis targeting a rising trend line at 1809.50 and the 38.2% level at 1805.40. Alternatively, a push above resistance aims for the 38.2% Fib expansion at 1861.80.



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    GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - Prices began to pull back as expected after putting in a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern below trend line resistance set from April 2013. Breaking below rising trend line support at initially exposes the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 1295.85. Trend line resistance is now at 1326.19, followed by the February 18 high at 1331.99.



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    CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - Prices are testing resistance at 103.29, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that targeting the 50% level at 104.48. Alternatively, a move below the 23.6% Fib at 101.81 exposes 100.73, the December 27 high.



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    Source: DailyFx


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