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Crude Oil Futures Could Break $55 per Barrel
WTI crude oil (USL) (SCO) (IEZ) futures contracts for May delivery rose 0.6% to $53.7 per barrel in electronic trade at 5:20 AM EST on April 12, 2017.
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Stocks plunge as bonds, gold and ‘fear index’ soar
Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are selling off at the midday mark, with the financial sector (XLF) leading the way down and only telecom (IYZ) still in the green.
Precious Metals Snapshot
- Gold Spot Price: $1,288.30 per ounce
- Silver Spot Price: $18.64 per ounce
- Platinum Spot Price: $975.60 per ounce
- Palladium Spot Price: $808.00 per ounce
Gold & Silver Spotlight
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) share price is $122.02, which is 3.6% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $117.76
The RSI is 72.85 which suggests that SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is technicallyin overbought territory.
Based on the share price being above its 5, 20 & 50 day exponential moving averages, the current trend is considered strongly bullish and GLD is experiencing buying pressure, which is a positive indicator for future bullish movement.
According to the MACD, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has on average historically risen by 0.9% based on the past 12 years of stock performance.
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has risen higherby an average 0.9%in 7 of those 12 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 58%
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) share price is $17.46, which is 3.8% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $16.82
The RSI is 64.40 which suggests that SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is technicallyneither overbought nor oversold.
Based on the share price being above its 5, 20 & 50 day exponential moving averages, the current trend is considered strongly bullish and SLV is experiencing buying pressure, which is a positive indicator for future bullish movement.
According to the MACD, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has on average historically fallen by 1.9% based on the past 10 years of stock performance.
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has fallen lowerby an average 1.9%in 6 of those 10 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 60%
Trending Stocks On The Move
Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) share price is $51.8, which is 18.6% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $43.69
Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) share price is $51.8, which is 19.9% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $43.21
According to the MACD, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR) share price is $31.54, which is 7.9% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $29.24
Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR) share price is $31.54, which is 22.5% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $25.74
According to the MACD, Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) share price is $37.45, which is 12.5% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $33.29
Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) share price is $37.45, which is 25.9% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $29.73
According to the MACD, Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) is currently on a Buy Signal.
The VIX figure is 15.77. This is 10% below the historic median figure of 17.53.
The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. Historically, VIX levels above 50 correlate closely with periods of stock market panic while VIX levels below 20 are more typical during relatively calm periods in the market.
The 10,000 Foot Economic View
Total Market Cap / GDP
Chart for Total Market Cap / GDP
The ratio of the Total Market Capitalization (Wilshire 5000) to United States GDP is 1.3007. This is 47.6% above the historic median figure of 0.88.
The higher the Market Cap/GDP figure is relative to its median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market. Markets can remain overvalued for extended time periods.
The S&P Earnings is 94.59. This is 69.3% above the historic median figure of 55.86.
The higher the S&P Earnings are above their median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market.
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