Investing Technical Indicators

  • The Nov. 8 election is among the top issues on investors' minds, said Brian Bier, head of equity derivative sales and trading for Macro Risk Advisors. "While the overall level of S&P 500 implied volatility is low, the term structure is beginning to price the Nov. 8 presidential election," Goldman Sachs equity derivatives strategist Krag Gregory, said in a note on Monday.

  • *Iran downplays chance of output freeze, some in OPEC hopeful. Key OPEC member Iran, the fourth largest crude exporter which is still trying to recapture output before Western sanctions in 2012, downplayed the chances of a deal while some OPEC members remained hopeful. Implied volatility, a gauge of how much oil prices move, was at its highest since April 18, when...

  • *Iran downplays chance of output freeze, some in OPEC hopeful. Key OPEC member Iran, the fourth largest crude exporter which is still trying to recapture output before Western sanctions in 2012, downplayed the chances of a deal while some OPEC members remained hopeful. Implied volatility, a gauge of how much oil prices move, was at its highest since April 18, when...

  • *Spot gold may stabilise around $1,335 and then rise- technicals. Spot gold dropped 0.2 percent to $1,334.41 an ounce percent, the highest since end-July. We expect gold to be mostly range-bound for the next few weeks, "said Ronald Leung, chief dealer, Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong.

  • *Spot gold may retest key resistance at $1,338- technicals. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,332.80 an ounce $1,336.70 an ounce. So, they have started to take profits, "said Richard Xu, a fund manager at HuaAn Gold, China's top gold exchange-traded fund.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Venezuela said that global supplies needed to fall by 10 percent in order to bring production down to consumption levels, and technical indicators also pointed to cheaper crude futures. Global oil supply of 94 million barrels per day needs to fall by about a tenth if it is to match consumption, Venezuela's Oil...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Venezuela said that global supplies needed to fall by 10 percent in order to bring production down to consumption levels, and technical indicators also pointed to cheaper crude futures. Global oil supply of 94 million barrels per day needs to fall by about a tenth if it is to match consumption, Venezuela's Oil...

  • *Spot gold seen revisiting $1,301 levels- technicals. Spot gold was trading up 0.2 percent at $1,321 an ounce at 0707 GMT. "There was some very volatile, algorithm driven price action today in the gold market, with the metal carving out an $8 range on moderate-to-good volume," Alex Thorndike, senior precious metals dealer with MKS PAMP Group said.

  • *Spot gold seen revisiting $1,301 levels- technicals. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,319.80 an ounce by 0430 GMT. U.S. gold futures were nearly flat at $1,323.20 an ounce.

  • Upside target for gold is $1,580: Guppy

    Daryl Guppy, CEO at Guppytraders.com, discusses the outlook for gold, oil and iron ore.

  • Loss of momentum in US indices: Guppy

    Daryl Guppy, CEO at Guppytraders.com, says the upward momentum in the DJIA is slowing, with the breakout above the 18,000 level being poorly supported.

  • Market set up for short-term pullback: Pro

    Katie Stockton, BTIG strategist provides her technical take on the markets and key levels to watch in the S&P 500.

  • *Spot gold may retrace to $1,327- technicals. Spot gold was slightly down 0.2 percent at $1,335.90 per ounce by 0724 GMT. Federal Reserve meeting in September and could trade within a range of $1,335- $1,365, "said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong.

  • *Spot gold may retrace to $1,327- technicals. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,339.06 an ounce by 0425 GMT. Federal Reserve meeting in September and could trade within a range of $1,335- $1,365, "said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Options activity surrounding Apple shares on Wednesday could best be described with an iPhone ringtone: crickets. Implied volatility, a key factor in determining options pricing, was at the lowest it has been since 2009 ahead of an Apple product launch. This means options traders were not foreseeing a post-launch jolt in the stock price.

  • *Technicals see spot gold hitting $1,308. Spot gold was little changed at $1,323 per ounce at 0407 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,326.90 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for "an increase" in the policy rate has strengthened in recent months due to improvements in the labor market and expectations for solid economic growth.

  • *Spot gold may drop to $1,308- technicals. Aug 29- Gold edged lower on Monday as the dollar got a boost after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left the door open to a U.S. interest rate hike as early as next month. The case for raising U.S. interest rates has strengthened in recent months due to improvements in the labor market and expectations...

  • The market that won't budge?

    Chris Verrone, Strategas Research Partners Head of Technical Analysis & Partner, goes to the charts to look at the tight trading range in the markets and whether investors should be worried.

  • *Gold could test $1,331.35- technicals. Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,338.86 an ounce at 0654 GMT. The metal hit a two-week low of $1,331.35 Monday.

  • *Gold could test $1,331.35- technicals. Spot gold slipped 0.1 percent to $1,337.55 an ounce at 0502 GMT. Although the medium-to-long term prospects for a series of rate hikes is not really high, there should be some short-term pressure on gold, "said Mark To, head of research at Hong Kong's Wing Fung Financial Group.