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Update of Oils vs. Uraniums
Natural Gas on Track toward Seasonal High

from ChartWorks:: published by Institutional Advisors

Bob Hoye
Technical observations of
October 15th, 2006

We are in the time window where the uranium stocks can be anticipated to outpace the oils. Using Cameco (CCJ, CCO.TO) data from 1991 compared to the XOI index it is readily apparent that the ratio finds a low in the last two weeks of September through the first ten days of October. From there Cameco outpaces on the upside for the next twelve to sixteen weeks. In seven of the past fifteen years the rally extended well into the first quarter of the following year.

There were only two instances where Cameco did not outperform the XOI coming out of a late September low (1996 & 1999). These were also the only years in which the ratio broke support after the 15th of October, so this week’s low in the ratio becomes a reasonable stop loss point. A basket of junior uranium’s will likely outperform Cameco, just as a basket of junior oils may outperform the XOI. Corrections in up trending uranium’s over the next few months should provide buying opportunities. The use of the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) can be of value in such cases. Readings in the CCI(8) below -100 can serve as timely entry points. The following link from may be helpful for monitoring the index:,uu[w,a]daoanyay[pb200!c50][vc60][iLd8]&pref=G

Natural gas appears well on its way toward a seasonal high in late October to mid December.

As noted last week, many energy stocks are oversold and ripe for a rally.

In the royalty trust sector the gassy trusts are generating oversold reading normally seen at this time of year. Shiningbank (SHN/UN.TO) is an example.

Traders can look for an optimum exit once the daily RSI reading moves up through 70.


Bob Hoye
October 15th, 2006


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