Gasoline And Refiners Are Topping Out After Epic Run
Once again, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is trading higher by 0.60 cents to $57.13 a share. Last week, the UGA pulled back after making a new three year high at $58.88 a share. The recent pullback in the UGA also occurred as the major stock indexes sold off. This tells us that the UGA is trading inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2). This morning, the U.S.
This afternoon, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is trading higher by $1.12 to $58.28 a share. Last week, on Mach 23, 2012 the UGA made a new 52 week high at $58.63 a share. The current pattern on the daily chart of the UGA remains very strong at this time. The next major resistance levels on the daily chart will be around the $55.50, and $60.00 levels.
This morning, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is once again trading higher. The UGA is climbing by 0.97 cents to $58.09 a share. The move today in the UGA puts it at a new three year high. Gasoline prices at the pump have steadily increased since late December 2011. The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States is now $3.89 a gallon.
Nearly every trading session when the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) are stronger before the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) they will sell off after the open. Yesterday, and today are perfect examples of this phenomenon. Obviously, we should all know by now that a weaker dollar will ultimately help to inflate the stock markets higher.
Since late December 2011, the major stock indexes have surged sharply higher. While the stock market rallies and inflates higher, oil and gasoline have also been in rally mode. This morning, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is trading lower by 0.15 cents to $57.59 a share.
This morning, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is trading higher by 0.08 cents to $57.19 a share. The UGA is just $1.00 shy of last weeks 52 week high of $58.16 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day resistance around the $57.50 area. Should the UGA pullback intra-day, the $56.80 level will be short term support.
This morning, spot oil and many of the leading energy stocks are pulling back. As you know, oil has been surging higher since mid-December 2011. Yesterday, oil spiked higher after a false report cited a fire in a Saudi Arabian oil field. While geopolitical events and weather can effect energy prices, it is usually the weaker U.S. Dollar that will cause energy and most other commodities to rise.
Will High Gasoline Prices Eat Into The Restaurant Stocks?
As we all know by now, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) has soared higher since December 19, 2012. At that time, the UGA was trading around the $45.50 level. Earlier this week, the UGA hit a new 52 week high at $57.22 a share before pulling back slightly. This morning, the UGA is trading higher by 0.46 cents to $55.95 a share.