Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Crude Oil and Water: How Climate Change is Threatening our Two Most Precious Commodities - Richard_Mills
2.The Potential $54 Trillion Cost Of The Fed's Planned Interest Rate Increases - Dan_Amerman
3.Best Cash ISA Savings for Rising UK Interest Rates and High Inflation - March 2018 - Nadeem_Walayat
4.Fed Interest Hikes, US Dollar, and Gold - Zeal_LLC
5.What Happens Next after February’s Stock Market Selloff - Troy_Bombardia
6.The 'Beast from the East' UK Extreme Snow Weather - Sheffield Day 2 - N_Walayat
7.Currencies Will Be ‘Flushed Down the Toilet’ Triggering a ‘Mad Rush into Gold’ - MoneyMetals
8.Significant Decline In Stocks On The Cards! -Enda_Glynn
9.Land Rover Discovery Sport Extreme Driving "Beast from the East" Snow Weather Test - N_Walayat
10.SILVER Large Specualtors Net Short Position 15 Year Anniversary - Clive_Maund
Last 7 days
Time To Eliminate Your Wall Street Tax? - 20th Mar 18
The Beast from the East Snow, UK Roads Driving Car Accidents - 20th Mar 18
Can Bitcoin Price Rally Continue After Paypal Fake FUD Attack? - 19th Mar 18
2018 Reversal Dates for Gold, Silver and Gold Stocks - 19th Mar 18
This Tech Breakthrough Could Save The Electric Car Market - 19th Mar 18
Stocks Set to Open Lower, Should You Buy? - 19th Mar 18
The Wealth Machine That Rising Interest Rates Create Conflict With The National Debt - 19th Mar 18
Affiliate Marketing Tips and Network Recommendations - 19th Mar 18
Do Stocks Bull Market Tops Need Breadth Divergences? - 19th Mar 18
Doritos Instant £500 Win! Why Super Market Shelves are Empty - 19th Mar 18
Bonds, Inflation & the Market Amigos - 19th Mar 18
US Housing Real Estate Market and Banking Pressures Are Building - 19th Mar 18
Stock Market Bulls Last Stand? - 18th Mar 18
Putin Flip-Flops Like A Drunken Whore On Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Legalization - 18th Mar 18
How to Legally Manipulate Interest Rates - 18th Mar 18
Return of Stock Market Volatility Amidst Political Chaos and Uncertain Economy - 18th Mar 18
Bitcoin Price Trend Forecast, Paypal FUD Fake Cryptocurrency Warning - 17th Mar 18
Strong Earnings Growth is Bullish for Stocks - 17th Mar 18
The War on the Post Office - 17th Mar 18
GDX Gold Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 16th Mar 18
Nationalism, Not the Russians, got Trump Elected - 16th Mar 18
Has Bitcoin Bought It? - 16th Mar 18
Crude Oil Price – Who Wants the Triangle? - 16th Mar 18
PayPal Cease Trading Crypto Currency Bitcoin Warning Email Sophisticated Fake Scam? - 16th Mar 18
EUR/USD – Something Old, Something New and… Something Blue - 16th Mar 18
DasCoin: A 5-Minute Guide to How It Works - 15th Mar 18
Stock Market Downward Pressure Mounting - 15th Mar 18
The Stock Market Trend is Your Friend ’til the Very End - 15th Mar 18
6 Easy Ways to Get What Women Want, for Less! - 15th Mar 18
This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s (1960s) Inflation Scare - 15th Mar 18
Eye Opening Stock Market Index, Volatility, Charts and Predictions - 15th Mar 18
Gold Cup At Cheltenham – Gold Is For Winners, Not For Gamblers - 15th Mar 18
Upcoming Turnaround in Gold - 14th Mar 18
Will the Stock Market Make Another Correction this Year? - 14th Mar 18
4 Ways To Writing An Interesting Education Research Paper - 14th Mar 18
China Toward Sustainable Economic Growth - 14th Mar 18
Stock Market Direction Is No Longer Important - 14th Mar 18
Trade Tariffs Defeat Globalists and Return Prosperity - 14th Mar 18
Stock Market Crash is Underway and Cannot be Stopped! - 14th Mar 18
Are Energy Sector Stocks Bottoming? - 14th Mar 18
Nasdaq Stocks Soars to New Record High After Strong Job Reports - 14th Mar 18
Bitcoin BTCUSD Elliott Wave View Calling for Rally toward $15,000 - 13th Mar 18
Hungary’s Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Dollar Hegemony - 13th Mar 18
Record Low Volatility in Precious Metals and What it Means - 13th Mar 18
Tips for Writing and Assembling the Classification Essay - 13th Mar 18
Gerald Celente "If Rates go up too High, the Economy goes Down, End of Story" - 13th Mar 18
Stock Market Selloff Showed Gold Can Reduce Portfolio Risk  - 13th Mar 18
Silver Does it Again! Severe Consequences - 12th Mar 18
Has the Stock Market Rally Run Out of Steam? - 12th Mar 18
S&P 500 at 2,800 Again, Stock Market Breakout or Fakeout? - 12th Mar 18
The No.1 Energy Stock To Buy Right Now - 12th Mar 18
What Happens Next When Stock Market Investor Sentiment is Neutral - 12th Mar 18
Economic Pressures To Driving Gold and Silver Prices Higher Long-Term - 12th Mar 18
Labour Sheffield City Councils Secret Plan to Fell 50% of Street Trees Exposed! - 12th Mar 18

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Urgent Stock Market Message

Copper, Oil, Commodities Bottom as Emerging Markets Breakout

Commodities / Commodities Trading Sep 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT

By: Rambus_Chartology


Tonight I would like to update some of the different commodities and emerging markets we took some positions in back in late July of this year. First, let me say that as investors we like everything to line up in perfect harmony so we can make some sense out of what is actually happening in the markets. It’s just human nature. For example, if the US dollar is doing this then the PM complex or the commodities should be doing that. There is a general rule that there is an inverse correlation between the US dollar and the PM complex or commodities, but it’s not always accurate.

Many times we can get bogged down trying to make everything fit perfectly before we make a trade. This can sometimes lead to missed opportunities as what we were expecting didn’t take place. For the most part this is one of the reasons why I prefer Chartology. When a pattern is building out the bears and bulls are making their side known by the battle they’re having with each other, which eventually creates a consolidation or reversal pattern. All the fundamentals that a stock has is also priced into the chart pattern.

Many times as investors we have to know why a stock is doing what it’s doing, from a fundamental point of view, which can begin to complicate things to the point where we become more confused than ever and can’t see the forest for the trees anymore. For me personally I try to keep it fairly simple by looking at what chart pattern is building out and base my buy or sell points by what the chart is suggesting. Nothing is perfect when it comes to trading the markets, but sometimes less is more.

I know right now many investors are seeing a stronger dollar and expect that commodities will head much lower based on the inverse correlation these two generally have which may in fact turn out that way. From a Chartology perspective many of the different commodities built out very large reversal patterns, which is going to be very hard to reverse those patterns. So regardless of what the US dollar is doing I have to go with what the chart patterns are suggesting.

Lets start by looking at a weekly chart for Copper which built out a very large 3 year inverse H&S bottom. About 3 months ago we got the breakout above its neckline telling us the bottoming process was complete. After a strong breakout move Copper is now pulling back to the breakout point forming a backtest to the neckline which will come in around the 2.75 area along with the 30 week ema. Until something changes this bullish setup I have to respect what the chart is saying regardless of what the US dollar is doing presently.

The 20 year monthly chart for Copper shows a very symmetrical H&S bottom forming after an almost 7 year decline. This is the area one would be looking for some type of reversal pattern to form.

When one looks at this 45 year quarterly chart for Copper you can begin to see how our current H&S bottom fits into the very big picture. Note the beautiful H&S top that formed at the 2010 high. It took approximately 3 quarters for the breaking out and backtesting process to play itself out before the impulse move down began. Before we leave this chart Copper built out a 25 year flat top triangle which led to that strong impulse move up. Also note the blue bullish rising wedge which formed just below the top rail of that 25 year flat top triangle which gave Copper the energy it needed to finally take out that massive resistance line.

Another very important commodity is Oil, which is building out its own 3 year H&S reversal pattern after an almost 5 year decline. This weekly chart shows the price action is currently testing the neckline. Many times a line chart will give you an early heads up when a breakout is about to take place vs a bar chart.

When looking at these H&S bottoms make a mental note of the price objective which is taken from the bottom of the head straight up to the neckline. That distance is then added to the breakout point to get a minimum price objective.

Next lets look at a weekly chart for the XLB, basic materials sector, which is hitting new all time highs.

In the past we’ve looked at how the lower channel can morph into a bigger channel that can double in size. In the case for the XLB it looks like a possible 3rd equal channel maybe in the process of building out.

Next lets look at several different commodities indexes to see what they may be telling us. This first commodities index is the old CRB index which has built out a double H&S bottom that experienced a breakout gap above its neckline earlier this month.

This next commodities index chart is monthly look at the $GNX which is in the process of breaking out above its neckline. Note how this H&S bottom is forming at the 4th reversal point in its 10 year falling wedge.

The $GYX, industrial metals index, is building out a double inverse H&S bottom at the 4th reversal point in its 10 year triangle. A backtest to the neckline would come in around the 320 area which should be expected, but not necessary.

Another base metals index is the DBB which broke out of a double H&S bottom about 8 weeks ago with a breakout gap. A backtest to the neckline would come in around the 16.75 area along with the 30 week ema.

Now lets turn our attention to the emerging markets which is generally affected by the US dollar. The rule of thumb is that when the US dollar is weak it’s good for the emerging markets and vice a versa. Below is a 10 year look at the EEM, emerging market etf, which broke out of a massive 7 year expanding falling wedge. A backtest to the top rail would come in around the 41.85 area along with the 30 week ema.

Believe it or not there is an even a bigger chart pattern building out on the EEM which is a 10 year triangle consolidation pattern. As you can see the breakout occurred 3 months ago with the possible backtest to the top rail in progress.

There is another emerging market etf I follow which is the VWO that broke out from its 6 year flat top expanding triangle and is now in the process of backtesting the top rail. Note how the blue bullish rising wedge formed just below the to rail just before the breakout. Classic Chartology.

This monthly chart shows a complete backtest would come in around the 41.75 area.

This last chart for tonight is a 10 year monthly look at the VEU which is an all world etf minus the US stock market. This chart gives you a good idea of how the rest of the world is doing, which looks very bullish as this index is making new all time highs within its 2009 bull market uptrend channel.

When looking at many of these commodity charts above you can see many H&S bottoms playing out on a large scale. Think of all the shares that had to trade by millions of investors to build out these reversal patterns. Regardless of what the US dollar is going to do these huge bottoms are going to be very difficult to change into something bearish. Trying to figure it all out from a fundamental point of view will be harder still. The patterns are there and until something changes these pattern, they are what they are. All the best…Rambus

All the best

Gary (for Rambus Chartology)


© 2017 Copyright Rambus- All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

Rambus Chartology Archive

© 2005-2018 - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.

Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules