This past week April 2013 RBOB opened at $3.2520 and closed the week at $3.3138. That’s a $2,595.60 move for the week. Not bad if you were long like we are. So what are the charts telling us?
On the daily chart, ADX is at 85 reflecting an extreme strong trend. MACD has dropped a bit of divergence but remains bullish, and Stochastics are in deep overbought territory. Just look at the rise since the beginning of 2013. On the weekly chart ADX is at 56, a very strong weekly trend.
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Take a good look at big money and how they have been posturing on the ride all the way up. Producers were adding to net shorts now at -152,226 contracts, Managed Money were adding to net longs now at 90,139 contracts, and Swap Dealers have also been adding to net longs now at 40,891 contract, which was a slight drop from the previous week.
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With the U.S. now exporting more refined fuels than ever before — 2011 was the largest U.S. export year — is it a big surprise why the rise in RBOB? More important is the fact that without the large increase in the buying and selling by big money, RBOB prices would be nowhere near where they are today. Watch for a posture change by big money in the coming weeks. If not, RBOB will continue rising. Have a prosperous week.
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