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Barron’s has been bullish equities for a good while and they have been on track with this call!

Now they are suggesting to “Buy Commodities.” ¬†Are they on track again?

The chart above looks at the Thompson/Reuters Commodity index on a monthly basis going back to the 1960’s. Back in 2011 the index hit the top of this multi-decade rising channel and since then the index has fallen nearly 40%. Is this enough of a decline?

Of late a triple support zone has come into play for the index and it appears the index is pushing below this  support level, which could be viewed as a neckline of a huge head and shoulders topping pattern.

If the “H&S” pattern read is correct and the neckline is not providing support, this commodity index could fall to the bottom of the 40-year rising channel, which is around 25% below current prices.

From a pattern perspective, it would appear pretty important that commodities find some form of support ASAP or the 4-year bearish trend in the commodities space could continue!

If the TR Commodity index continues soft, bonds might like the price action (See here)

We shared with Sector/Commodity members over a year ago that the right shoulder of a huge topping pattern looked to be in play. If you would like to stay on top of this pattern and commodities, I would be honored to have you as a Sector/Commodity Sentiment Extremes Member

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