The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( The LFB-Forex) -- Another session of knee-jerk, reactionary trade goes onto the book, as the eurozone financial landscape continues its daily morph from one iteration to another. Having instigated a short-selling equity ban in the summer that did nothing to halt a bear-market slide, the EU has implemented a naked short ban on Credit Default Swap contracts, in an effort to tighten the spreads on credit default risk. It has to be noted that market intervention schemes rarely, if ever, work for anything more than a brief period, and just like the short-equity ban, this latest attempt to slow the cost of insuring debt is likely to create more volatility over the long term than if it had been left alone. The downgrading of Spain, and the threat of French sovereign downgrades have for the time being been ignored by risk and equity markets. However, it remains highly unlikely that another downgrade will be aimed at one country, with the next rating agency move targeting multiple sovereign bases. Add in third-quarter earnings results and mutual fund year-end approaching on October 31, and the near-term landscape looks ever-more volatile and unappealing for those without a comprehensive plan of how to get from here to year-end. In all of this, the Trade Plans posted for client access at 17:00 ET each evening have captured the majority of the intra-day moves for those looking at set-and-forget orders, while mid-term trade signals continue to struggle to form. Commodity Update -- Gold: Support 1605, resistance 1705, neutral 1655. Silver: Support 29.80, resistance 32.50, neutral 31.60. Oil: Support 84.25, resistance 90.80, neutral 87.60. Equity/USD Update -- S&P 500: Support 1195, resistance 1240, neutral 1212. Dax: Support 5810, resistance 6140, neutral 5870. DXY: Support 76.60, resistance 78.20, neutral 77.40. forex update -- EUR: Support 1.3665, resistance 1.3940, neutral 1.3745. GBP: Support 1.5620, resistance 1.5925, neutral 1.5720. JPY: Support 76.40, resistance 77.30, neutral 76.70. Investors are seeing the impact of the trade desk warnings over the last three years as a new-normal trading environment, which is dominated by headline-seeking algorithms and high-frequency trade, sets a repeatable pattern of trade that is far from the halcyon days of stair-steps higher and long-ranging trends.