Crude down almost $4 on the week

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Crude took out some important levels this week but psychological support at $85 has held so far. On the week, WTI was down $3.77.

The techs look awfully negative but I struggle to envision oil at $77 again.

Still, I never fight the techs.

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  1. Hi Adam, I like your mantra “never fight the techs” or the trend. With that in mind, using oil as an example (or any instrument) in this scenario, would you be looking for a short entry as long as the trend remains in tact. Or, with your intuition telling you, you have a hard time seeing it lower, would you just choose to stay on the sidelines?

  2. For me, it’s easy to stay on the sidelines in a spot like that. In the long term I’m bullish on oil so I’m looking for places to buy. But if I had to buy or sell right now, I’d be selling.

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  4. Thanks Adam, in music there is a saying “the notes you don’t play are the most important ones”. Perhaps in a case like this it could be applied to trading., “the trades you choose not to make can be the most important ones”

    Have a great weekend!

  5. The DXY, oil, gold – all related markets – are held back by the US election. Once the election is out of the way, we will see a major drop in the DXY and a corresponding big rise in oil and gold. It will be like the floodgates are opened, regardless of which candidate wins.


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