Commodity Chart Of The Day: Platinum

Oct.10.12 | About: First Trust (PLTM)

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Platinum

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Perhaps this is off the beaten path a little, as gold and silver are more followed by metal traders, but I do follow platinum, palladium and copper. There appears to be stiff resistance in the January contract, just above $1720. Prices have started to roll over, losing ground the last four sessions. Prices are down roughly $40 in that time frame but, in my eyes, the trade is just getting started.

As a whole, my feeling is the entire metals complex could work lower in the coming weeks. My suggestion is to use the Fibonacci levels on the chart above as your targets. The contract size on the CME is 50 ounces, which means every $1 move in the futures represents $50. Risk to reward, this trade looks sound, as a new high is ballpark $2,000 of risk, while the first target is $4,250 and further weakness could be seen, in my opinion.

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