Implied volatility came screaming off as the stock market rallied on Tuesday. The catalyst was a warm and fuzzy feeling flowing from China after the central bank slashed interest rates in an effort to help stem the tide of selling.
Shares in U.S. Steel are bucking the broader market Thursday, adding 1.05% to stand at $20.26 and off an earlier-in-the-week low of $15.68. The move follows a midweek rally on heavy share volume after a two-month malaise for the stock.
According to my 10/20/50/BB Trend Finder system, gold futures are in a "PRINCIPAL-TREND" down on three different timeframes.
Roughly one month ago, the price of a gold futures contract expiring in December was trading at just above $1,200 per ounce. In the past few days a so-called “bear raid” on the gold market in general has driven its price down close to $1,080.
The August soybean futures have fallen well off of the highs to test the second area of support.

Gold prices are in a "Principal Trend" down according to my 10/20/50/BB Trend Finder indicators.

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