Monday, December 19, 2011

Preparing for the Santa Claus Rally? - Market Analysis for 19th December 2011 by Singaporeseeds

Daily chart for S&P

Daily chart for Dow

Daily chart for NASDAQ

Market analysis from last week:
“Well, the markets closed as a doji this week. On Dow, it bounced off its 200 day moving average and on NASDAQ, the 50 day moving average. The market seems to be anticipating some kind of good news from the European Crisis as it shrugged off the bad news reports coming from the ECB discussion and slowly edged upwards this week.
It seems that we should be getting good news from Europe. We shall see about this soon.
Last week, market technical changed overnight from very bearish to bullish with the release of a single news report. We will be getting more of this over the next few months. This shows how news driven this market had become.
I have a target at 1,350 on S&P that should be hit before the end of the month. If the news from Europe is indeed good, we can reach this target overnight. In the meantime, we might just move more or less sideways.”

Market analysis for this week:
We dipped after a huge rally that changed all my indicators from bearish to bullish. On Friday, the market closed around important support levels for all 3 indexes. This is 1215 for S&P.
Today, we shall see whether these support levels hold. If it holds, the chances that we will see a Santa Claus Rally would be much higher.
Currently, I believe that the market will hold these support levels and move up to 1350 by year end or early Jan 2012.

Daily chart for the Dollar

Market analysis from last week:
“On weekly charts, the dollar closed as a doji. Everyone seems to be waiting for a news report from Europe to start a new trend. My market analysis is still the same. I’m expecting a double dip for the dollar to 21 on UUP.”

Market analysis for this week:
The dollar (UUP) made yet another bearish divergence in the market on daily charts. However on weekly charts, it seems that the dollar has more to go. At least around 2 more weeks of bullish movement before it finally give way. As the market movement is inversely correlated with the stock market, this might mean that we will have 2 more weeks of bearish market. This will directly cut into the Santa Claus rally. We shall see how it goes.

Daily chart for Gold

Quote from my last market analysis:
“Gold is still in the triangle. Without any significant movement in the markets and in the dollar, gold should not be moving much. We should be seeing a breakout (up or down) for gold, dollar and the markets all at the same time.”

Market analysis for this week:
Gold broke out of the triangle last Monday and completed the breakout move by the end of the week. Price closed just below it’s 200 day moving average on Friday.
Today, we should see gold consolidate after a big move. Especially with a strong and rising dollar, we should see further lower prices over the next 1-2 weeks. Next support at around 1500 on gold futures.

Daily chart for Crude Oil

Market analysis from last week:
“Crude (USO) formed a support at 37.77 and bounced. This is also the 200 day moving average and meeting point for 2 trendlines.
On candlesticks, it seems to have formed a piercing pattern. Monday has to close as a bullish candle for this pattern to be reliable. The uptrend from early October 2011 should be ending this week.

Market analysis for this week:
The uptrend did indeed end last Tuesday with a gap down and drop over the rest of the week.
Now with crude at it’s 50 day moving average, we should see either a consolidation or bounce before dropping further over the next few weeks. Next support at 35 and then 33.50 on USO.

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