Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 – 17

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 – 17

The actual financial market overview based on CFTC:
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We make up a weekly medium-term trade list based on CFTC reports and technical analysis.

The overview provides a description of the technical condition of the market on the most popular financial instruments, as well as information on the large speculators’ actions according to the last COT reports and the previous period.

If you want to use CFTC reports in your trading practice, you should understand that for an objective assessment of the situation it’s not enough to know the data of the last report. The dynamic is more important, in other words, comparing the statistics of large speculators’ actions in the current period with the previous one, so we mention both values.

Key topics

Trade list for the current week

AssetsComments3.
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**E-Mini
S&P500 (ESM19)
The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Tuesday, the trend is bearish now and the correction wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 29 - May 1.
***Dollar Index (DXM19)The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bearish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 7 - 9.
***EUR (E6M19)EURUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (EURUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 30 - May 2.
**CHF (S6M19)The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bearish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions (USDCHF) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 7 - 9.
**GBP (B6M19)GBPUSD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (GBPUSD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 24 - 29.
***JPY (J6M19)USDJPY currency pair remains in the downtrend and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions (USDJPY) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 1 - 3.
***WTI (CLM19)The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 - 7.
**CAD (D6M19)USDCAD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDCAD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of May 3 - 8.
**XAU (GCM19)The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 - 8.
***XAG (SIK19)The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 - 8.
***AUD (A6M19)AUDUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (AUDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 6 - 8.
***NZD (N6M19)NZDUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (NZDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 - 8.

**RUB
(R6M19)
USDRUB currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDRUB) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 29 - May 2.
The notation that determines the quality of possible trades during the new week are profit potential, the risk-reward ratio, the opinion of major market players, other factors:
****Excellent
***Good
**Ordinary
*Uninteresting (sideways trends, etc.)
The notation that determines the change in the opinion of large speculators, the direction of COT net position indicator in the reporting and prior periods are:
large speculators are buying the asset specified in the first column
large speculators are selling the asset specified in the first column
the green color of the arrows means that the Daily trend direction corresponds to the opinion of large speculators
the blue color of the arrows means that the Daily trend direction doesn’t correspond to the opinion of large speculators

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E-Mini S&P500 (ESM19)

The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Tuesday, the trend is bearish now and the correction wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 29 – May 1.

COT indicator increases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are buying and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

E-Mini S&P500 (ESM19). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Dollar Index (DXY)

The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bearish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 7 – 9.

COT indicator reversed. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators began to sell the dollar, hedgers are buying and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

Dollar Index (DXY). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Euro (EURUSD)

EURUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (EURUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 30 – May 2.

COT indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling Euro and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the market technical picture.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

EURUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Swiss Franc (USDCHF)

The support level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bearish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions (USDCHF) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 7 – 9.

COT indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling franc and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

CHFUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

British Pound (GBPUSD)

GBPUSD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (GBPUSD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 24 – 29.

COT indicator decreases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling Pound and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

GBPUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Japanese Yen (USDJPY)

USDJPY currency pair remains in the downtrend and the impulse wave develops. A pullback selling opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Short positions (USDJPY) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 1 – 3.

COT indicator reversed. Large speculators began to buy Yen and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

JPYUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

WTI Crude Oil (CLM19)

The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 – 7.

COT net position indicator reversed. Large speculators are selling oil. Professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

WTI Crude Oil (CLM19). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Canadian Dollar (USDCAD)

USDCAD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDCAD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of May 3 – 8.

COT indicator increases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are buying the Canadian dollar and hedgers are selling and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

CADUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Gold (XAUUSD)

The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 – 8.

COT indicator increases. Large speculators are buying gold and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

Gold (GCM19). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Silver (XAGUSD)

The market remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 – 8.

COT indicator decreases. At the same time, CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling and hedgers are buying and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the technical picture.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

Silver (SIK19). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Australian Dollar (AUDUSD)

AUDUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (AUDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 6 – 8.

COT net position indicator increased but didn’t reverse. Large speculators are selling and hedgers are buying. Professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

AUDUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

New Zealand Dollar (NZDUSD)

NZDUSD currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (NZDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of May 3 – 8.

COT indicator decreases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the market technical picture.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

NZDUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Russian rouble (USDRUB)

USDRUB currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDRUB) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 29 – May 2.

COT indicator reversed, large speculators began to buy rouble and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

Financial markets weekly overview for May 13 - 17

RUBUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Conclusions

In terms of medium-term trading, financial instruments with the correction close to completion on the Daily timeframe and with potentially the most promising risk-reward ratio are GBPUSD, WTI Crude Oil and gold.

In the near future, USDJPY and E-Mini S&P500 can become noteworthy depending on the market correction depth.

Other financial instruments in the trade list may be also interesting, but in these markets pullback signals on the Daily timeframe are likely to occur no earlier than a week.

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