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Global Commodity Technical Analysis Report

Commodities Witnessed Steep Correction Amid Global Slowdown, One Commodity in a Sell Zone – Crude Oi

Jun 29, 2022


Global Commodity Market Wrap-Up

Last week, commodities prices continued the prior week’s southward movement amid the global economic slowdown and the rising dollar index. Gold prices have declined and settled with a weekly loss of 0.52% while Silver prices also settled at a weekly loss of 2.14%. Base metals also took correction from key resistance levels. Copper and Lead prices have witnessed a weekly decline of 6.43% and 6.82%, respectively while Zinc price has also declined and settled with a weekly loss of 3.75%.

On the Energy front, Crude oil prices declined marginally after a sharp decline in the prior week and settled at a weekly loss of 0.34%. Natural gas prices declined sharply and settled at a weekly loss of 9.05%. Agricultural commodities prices are also felt the heat from the global slowdown and decline in energy prices. Notably, Soybean and Sugar prices witnessed 5.36% and 1.24% weekly declines, respectively. Also, Corn prices have declined and settled at a weekly loss of 4.37%.

In the recent week, the commodities prices are showing mixed reactions as some commodities taking support from lower levels supported by a rise in energy prices. Precious metal prices are unable to pick up an upside momentum and still trading in a short-term downtrend technically while Base metals are slowly moving down due to economic slowdown resulting in weak demand. On the energy front, Crude oil and Natural gas prices are showing some upsides move from key support levels. Now, all eyes are on the upcoming OPEC meetings which might decide the fate of the commodity prices in the coming weeks. The agricultural commodities basket is also rebounding tracking crude oil prices.

The upcoming macroeconomic events that may impact the market sentiments include an update on OPEC Meetings, GDP 3rd Estimates, 1st Quarter 2022, Unemployment Claims, and Core PCE Price Index released monthly.

Having understood the global commodities performance over the past one week, taking cues from major global economic events, and based on technical analysis, noted below is recommendation with the generic insights, entry price, target prices, and stop-loss for Crude Oil August Futures (NYMEX: CLQ2) for the next 1-2 weeks’ duration:

Crude Oil August Futures Contract (NYMEX: CLQ2)

Price Action and Technical Indicator Analysis:

NYMEX Crude Oil August Futures prices broke an upward sloping trend line by downside and are sustaining below the breakout level from past several sessions. Prices are currently hovering below its 21-period SMA which is acting as an immediate resistance level. However, prices are trading above its 50-period SMA acting as an immediate support level. The leading indicator RSI (14-period) is trading in a moderate zone at ~53.25 levels, indicating indecision status. Now the next crucial support level appears to be at USD 107.58 and USD 97.78, and prices may test these levels in the coming sessions (1-2 weeks).

As per the above-mentioned price action and technical indicators analysis, Crude Oil August Futures (CLQ2) is looking technically well-placed for a ‘Sell’ rating. Investment decision should be made depending on an investors’ appetite on upside potential, risks, and any previous holdings. This recommendation is purely based on technical analysis, and fundamental analysis has not been considered. Technical summary of ‘Sell’ recommendation is as follows:

Upcoming Major Global Economic Events

Market events occur on a day-to-day basis depending on the frequency of the data and generally include an update on employment, inflation, GDP, WASDE report, consumer sentiments, etc. Noted below are the upcoming week's major global economic events that could impact the commodities prices:

Futures Contract Specifications 


Investment Related Risks: Based on the technical analysis, the risks are defined as per risk-reward ratio (~0.80:1.00), however, returns are generated within 1-2 weeks’ time frame. This may be looked at by Investors with sufficient risk appetite looking for returns within short investment duration. Investment recommendations provided in this report are solely based on technical parameters, and fundamental performance of the commodities has not been considered in the decision-making process. Other factors which could impact the commodity prices include market risks, regulatory risks, interest rates risk, currency risks, and social and political instability risks etc.

Entry Price: For the given recommendation(s), the Entry Price is assumed to be at or above/ at or below a certain level. However, a slight deviation in the 'Entry Price' can be considered depending upon the upside/downside potential expected and taking into consideration the Target levels indicated. For example: - An Investor can consider entering the commodity at or above/ at or below a certain range (1%-1.5%) from the Entry Levels recommended depending upon the potential upside/downside expected. Therefore, there can be a slight deviation between the ‘Entry Price’ and the ‘Current Market Price (CMP)’. The ‘Entry Price’ indicated above may or may not be same as the ‘CMP’ shown in the price chart.

Note 1: Investors can consider exiting from the commodity if the Target Price mentioned as per the Technical Analysis has been achieved and subject to the factors discussed above.

Note 2: How to Read the Charts?

The Green colour line reflects the 21-period moving average while the red line indicates the 50- period moving average. SMA helps to identify existing price trend. If the prices are trading above the 21-period and 50-period moving average, then it shows prices are currently trading in a bullish trend.

The Black colour line in the chart’s lower segment reflects the Relative Strength Index (14-Period) which indicates price momentum and signals momentum in trend. A reading of 70 or above suggests overbought status while a reading of 30 or below suggests an oversold status.

The Blue colour bars in the chart’s lower segment show the volume of the commodity. Commodity with high volumes is more liquid compared to the lesser ones. Liquidity in commodity helps in easier and faster execution of the order. 

The Orange colour lines are the trend lines drawn by connecting two or more price points and used for trend identification purposes. The trend line also acts as a line of support and resistance.

Technical Indicators Defined: -

Support: A level at which the stock prices tend to find support if they are falling, and downtrend may take a pause backed by demand or buying interest. 

Resistance: A level at which the stock prices tend to find resistance when they are rising, and uptrend may take a pause due to profit booking or selling interest. 

Stop-loss: In general, it is a level to protect further losses in case of unfavourable movement in the stock prices.

Risk Reward Ratio: The risk reward ratio is the difference between an entry point to a stop loss and profit level. This report is based on ~80% Stop Loss of the Target 1 from the entry point.

The reference date for all price data, volumes, technical indicators, support, and resistance levels is June 29, 2022 (Chicago, IL, USA 04.52 AM (GMT -5). The reference data in this report has been partly sourced from REFINITIV. 

Note: Trading decisions require a thorough analysis by investors. Technical reports in general chart out metrics that may be assessed by investors before any commodity evaluation. The above are illustrative analytical factors used for evaluating the commodity; other parameters can be looked at along with additional risks per se.


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