This chart helps visually highlight the chart we just displayed above and hammer home the point that the next move in crude from its support should dictate near term market direction.
S&P 500 vs. Continuous Crude Oil Contract
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As this layover chart shows crude and the S&P have tended to remain inversely related. When crude scored its recent peak (black arrow) the S&P was setting a trough (blue arrow) and as crude continued to fall the S&P continued to rally.
Quote of the Day:
“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps.”
–Helmut Schmidt, German Chancellor