INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS :
• Gold prices eased in Asia on Wednesday with fresh cues sought for the yellow metal. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Gold futures for August delivery traded at $1,259.60 a troy ounce, down 0.04%, after hitting an overnight session low of $1,250.40 and off a high of $1,263.70.
• Silver for July delivery was up 0.10% at $19.188 a troy ounce. Copper futures for July delivery fell 0.07% at $3.055 a pound.
• Crude oil prices fell in Asia Wednesday as industry data on U.S. crude stocks failed to lift sentiment. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil for delivery in July traded at $104.32 a barrel, down 0.03%, after hitting an overnight session low of $104.04 a barrel and a high of $105.05 a barrel.
• Brent oil on the ICE futures exchange fell 0.4% to $109.52 a barrel.
• Natural gas futures moved lower on Tuesday after updated weather forecasting models predicted that a storm system trekking across the central and eastern U.S. will bring damp and cooler temperatures that should cut into demand for air conditioning. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in July traded at $4.577 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, down 1.47%. The commodity hit a session high of $4.663 and a low of $4.564. The July contract settled down 1.38% on Monday to end at $4.645 per million British thermal units.
• The copper price, initially stable on Tuesday, slipped away to fresh one-month lows during the LME pre-market session on dull sentiment, pulling the rest of the metals lower in their wake. The copper price touched a low of $6,628 and then settled at $6,648 per tonne , a $22 fall from the previous close. In inventory data, stocks fell a net 425 tonnes to 166,825 tonnes, the lowest since late-August 2008. The aluminium price, which broke above $1,900 to $1,918 yesterday, its best since August 2013, was less decisive this morning- it dropped back to $1,895, a $16 loss. Stocks were down 6,450 tonnes at 5,146,525 tonnes, the lowest for 13 months. Zinc stepped back from 16-month peak set late yesterday at $2,145 to trade at $2,120, an $11 decline – inventories fell, however. They declined 2,475 tonnes to 695,750 tonnes, the lowest since December 2010. Lead business at $2,128 was $13 lower – stocks held at 190,775 tonnes. The nickel price eased to $18,677 from $18,905, with stocks rising 1,914 tonnes to 286,626 tonnes, just 48 tonnes below the late-March all-time high. Tin business at $23,050 was $240 lower – stocks fell 25 tonnes to 10,770 tonnes.
TRADING STRATEGY :
NATURALGAS-NYMEX has closed @ 4.538. If it breaks the level of 4.518, it can touch the level of 4.468 & 4.396 respectively. If it sustain above the level of 4.636, it can touch the level of 4.686, 4.758 respectively.
- SELL NATURALGAS-NYMEX BELOW 4.518 TGTS 4.468, 4.396 SL 4.573.
- BUY NATURALGAS-NYMEX ABOVE 4.636 TGTS 4.686, 4.758 SL 4.581.