Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Oil Market Round-Up


On the long-term chart, notice the following:

-- Prices are resting on the long-term trend line. That means despite everybody being thrilled about lower oil prices, the uptrend that started a little over a year ago is still in place and can be resumed at any time.

-- The 10 week SMA is about to move through the 20 week SMA. Because this is a weekly SMA it takes longer to move. However, that makes a move that much more significant.

-- Prices are below the 10 and 20 week SMAs, which will keep these SMAs under downward pressure.


On the daily chart, notice the following:

-- Prices have broken through the downward sloping trend line established at the beginning of the correction, indicating a trend reversal.

-- The 10 day SMA is turning the corner and will cross over the 20 day SMA

-- Prices are trying to move above the 10 and 20 week SMA, although they are not there yet.