LOOKING AHEAD TO THURSDAY BY REFL ECTING BACK ON WEDNESDAY'S ACTION

My technical indicators keep me Bullish on Copper But Still Bearish on the Precious Metals Group and neutral on stock indices

  METALS: 07/16/09 Sharply higher settlements on Wednesday for copper, gold, silver and platinum. Copper is still in an uptrend (2nd highest close of the move) continuing to act like it will test its highs but still needing to get through its last resistance area. Gold and silver closed very strong with the latter testing my sell signal but not ending it, at least not yet. My long term objective for silver is still 1100 basis the September contract. Platinum closed very strong but not affecting my sell signal at this time.

silver

silver futures

INDICIES: 07/16/09 Reports today : EXPORT SALES. JOBLESS CLAIMS. WHOLESALE TRADE. Sharply higher closes yesterday for the cash and dow futures along with the S&P's and nasdaq. I'm taking away my sell signals, stepping back and seeing if any of the indices make new recent highs before I give any signals. For me the indices have become difficult for me to trade at this time. Long term the trends are definitely higher but I don't feel comfortable taking a position in either direction at their present levels.

S&P

S&P 500 E-mini

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