Daily Archives: August 20, 2014


Comex Commodity Trading Signals and Market News – 20th August 2014


Gold prices dipped on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. housing and consumer inflation cemented expectations for the Federal Reserve to chip away at its ultra-loose monetary policies that have supported the precious metal for years On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, goldfutures for December delivery traded at 1,296.70 a troy ounce during U.S. trading, down 0.20%, up from a session low of $1,295.00 and off a high of $1,303.30.The December contract settled down 0.53% at $1,299.30 on Monday.

Copper futures edged higher on Tuesday, as market players looked ahead to the release of key U.S. data later in the session for further indications on the strength of the economy. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, copper for September delivery inched up 0.24%, or 0.7 cents, to trade at $3.117 a pound during European morning hours. Prices held in a narrow range between $3.106 and $3.122 a pound.

• Oil prices carried Monday’s sell off into Tuesday as investors ignored upbeat U.S. data, ditching the commodity on perceptions that the global market is awash in crude at a time geopolitical pressures are waning. In the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in October traded down 1.06% at $92.76 a barrel during U.S. trading. New York- traded oil futures hit a session low of $92.65 a barrel and a high of $94.37 a barrel. The October contract settled down 1.65% at $93.75 a barrel on Monday. Nymex oil futures were likely to find support at $91.43 a barrel, the low from Jan.13 , and resistance at $95.14 a barrel, Monday’s high.

• Forecasts for rising temperatures across the U.S. Midwest sent natural gas prices rising on Tuesday. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in September traded at $3.897 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, up 2.76%. The commodity hit a session low of $3.781, and a high of $3.915.


  • BUY GOLD COMEX ABOVE 1300 TGT 1304,1309 SL1295
  • SELL GOLD COMEX BELOW 1292 TGT 1288,1283 SL1297

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Forex Signals

IForex Market Trading Signals and News of 20th August 2014


  • Forex – Dollar edges higher with Ukraine, U.S. inflation in focus
  • Forex – Bitcoin rallies 7% as prices recover from Monday’s flash crash
  • Forex – GBP/USD drops to 4-1/2 month lows on U.K. inflation data

USD/CHF hit 0.9078 during European early afternoon trade, the pair’s highest since August 14; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.9069, inching up 0.04%.The pair was likely to find support at 0.9024, the low of August 15 and resistance at 0.9098, the high of August 13.The dollar remained supported after a report on Monday showed that U.S. home builder sentiment rose unexpectedly in August, signalling underlying strength in the housing market.The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index hit a seven-month high of 55, compared to expectations of an unchanged reading.

NZD/USD hit 0.8426 during late Asian trade, the pair’s lowest since August 13; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.8440, retreating 0.42%.The pair was likely to find support at 0.8409, the low of August 12 and resistance at 0.8501, Monday’s high.Statistics New Zealand earlier reported that producer price inflation input declined by 1.0% in the last quarter, confounding expectations for a 0.7% gain, after an increase of 1.0% in the three months to April. In a separate report, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said that its annual inflation expectations for the next two years ticked down to 2.2% in the second quarter, from a previous estimate of 2.4% in the first quarter.


1. Buy USD/CHF Above 0.9101-TG:0.9121/0.9151 SL 0.9071
2. Sell USD/CHF Below 0.9034 -TG:0.9014/0.8984 SL 0.9064

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sgx 20aug 2014

Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News –20th August 2014


  • DBS Bank has been named the best bank in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Global Finance magazine’s “World’s Best Banks 2014 Awards”. The annual listing includes the best bank worldwide for corporate, consumer and private banking, emerging markets, frontier markets, Islamic finance, asset management, global custody, investment banking, cash management, trade finance, foreign exchange, sub-custody and supply chain finance.
  • WHO says nobody shops at the Great Singapore Sale (GSS) anymore? According to MasterCard, the annual sale is still drawing shoppers. MasterCard cardholders, for instance, spent US$1.66 billion at this year’s GSS, an increase of 11.2 per cent from last year.
  • NOMURA Securities and Citi have upgraded their target price for OCBC Bank shares.On Tuesday, Nomura upgraded OCBC shares to a “buy” from “neutral” and has also revised up its target price to S$11.90 a share from S$11.50 previously.


  • BUY CAPITALAND LTD ABOVE 3.380 TG 3.420, 3.470, 3.530 SL 3.320

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