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Low Volume Yawnfest?

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The tape has been impressively dull, particularly in the afternoons, but everything is still on track, just moving really slowly.

ES has established good support at the weekly pivot at 2260 and the next obvious move is a retest of the high. If that doesn’t happen in the first 90 minutes today though then locating a buyer and a seller to keep the tape moving might be a problem, judging from yesterday’s action at least. The ATH is only six handles away at the time of writing, but on the tape we saw yesterday I’d describe that as deceptively close. ES Mar 60min chart:

161228 AM ES Mar 60min


Morning Metal Smackdown

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Over the past couple of weeks, poor old gold has been trying to get up off the mat. It’s actually meeting with a bit of subtle success (see green tints), as a series of higher lows is being formed. Its more vital attempts to get higher, particularly overnight, keep getting smacked down (red arrows), as $1145 seems to be an important barrier. Considering how much is going against gold right now, it’s behaving decently, and I’m certainly keeping my fingers crossed that it can find the buying power to hurdle over that 1145 line, which should make its recovery easier.