Jim's Morning Markets Report--Dec. 31

December 31, 2013 01:13 AM
 

Tuesday, December 31--Jim Wyckoff's Morning Web Log

NOTE: I am out of the office this week. My friend and fellow market
analyst Ken Seehusen will produce my reports. I’ll be back at work full
throttle next Monday morning. Happy New Year!--Jim

The STOCK INDEXES

The March NASDAQ 100 was slightly higher overnight. Stochastics and the
RSI are overbought and are turning neutral to bearish hinting that a
short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20-day moving
average crossing at 3510.08 would confirm that a short-term top has been
posted and would then open the door for additional weakness near-term.
If March extends this year’s rally, monthly resistance crossing at
3668.00 is the next upside target. First resistance is last Friday’s
high crossing at 3587.50. Second resistance is monthly resistance
crossing at 3668.00. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing
at 3510.08. Second support is December’s low crossing at 3415.25.

The March S&P 500 was slightly higher overnight. Stochastics and the RSI
are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to
higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends this year’s rally
into uncharted territory, upside targets will be hard to project. Closes
below the 20-day moving average crossing at 1801.38 would confirm that a
short-term top has been posted. First resistance is last Friday’s high
crossing at 1839.70. Second resistance is unknown. First support is the
20-day moving average crossing at 1801.38. Second support is December’s
low crossing at 1755.00.

INTEREST RATES

March T-bonds were slightly lower overnight as it consolidates some of
Monday’s rally. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral
to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-
term. If March renews the decline off October’s high, weekly support
crossing at 125-29 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day
moving average crossing at 129-08 are needed to confirm that a short-
term low has been posted. First resistance is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 129-08. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at
130-11. First support is December’s low crossing at 128-01. Second
support is weekly support crossing at 125-29.

ENERGY MARKETS

February Nymex crude oil was lower overnight as it consolidates some of
the rally off November’s low. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought and
are turning bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible
near-term. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 98.28
would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If February extends
the rally off November’s low, the 62% retracement level of the August-
November decline crossing at 100.82 is the next upside target. First
resistance is last Friday’s high crossing at 100.75. Second resistance
is the 62% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at
100.82. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 98.28.
Second support is the reaction low crossing at 96.52.

CURRENCIES

The March Dollar was higher overnight. Stochastics and the RSI are
bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term.
If March extends the decline off last week’s high, the reaction low
crossing at 79.50 is the next downside target. If March renews the rally
off December’s low, November’s high crossing at 81.73 is the next upside
target. First resistance is December’s high crossing at 81.18. Second
resistance is November’s high crossing at 81.73. First support is
December’s low crossing at 79.50. Second support is October’s low
crossing at 79.35.

GRAINS

March corn was lower overnight as it extends the decline off last week’s
high. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to
lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the decline off
last week’s high, December’s low crossing at 4.18 1/2 is the next
downside target. Closes below December’s low would open the door for a
possible test of weekly support crossing at 3.99 3/4 later this winter.
Closes above the reaction high crossing at 4.40 3/4 are needed to
confirm that a seasonal low has been posted. First resistance is the
reaction high crossing at 4.40 3/4. Second resistance is the reaction
high crossing at 4.49 3/4. First support is December’s low crossing at
4.18 1/2. Second support is weekly support crossing at 3.99 3/4.

March wheat was mostly steady overnight, as it remains poised to extend
the decline off October’s high. The mid-range close sets the stage for a
steady to lower opening when the day session begins trading. Stochastics
and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that
sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the
decline off October’s high, weekly support crossing at 5.92 1/4 is the
next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at
6.26 3/4 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.
First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 6.08 3/4.
Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 6.26 3/4.
First support is the overnight low crossing at 5.99 1/2. Second support
is weekly support crossing at 5.92 1/4.

March soybeans were lower overnight. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral
to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-
term. Closes below the reaction low crossing at 12.99 1/4 would confirm
that a short-term top has been posted. If March renews the rally off
November’s low, the 75% retracement level of the August-November decline
crossing at 13.42 is the next upside target. First resistance is the
reaction high crossing at 13.39 1/4. Second resistance is the 75%
retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 13.42.
First support is the reaction low crossing at 12.99 1/4. Second support
is the reaction low crossing at 12.56 1/4.
 

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