INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS :
• Gold prices rose in Asia on Friday in continued gains from overnight on political and economic uncertainty. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery traded at $1,222.80 a troy ounce, up 0.12% after hitting an overnight session low of $1,207.40 and off a high of $1,225.10.Overnight, gold futures rose as investors sought safety in the precious metal amid a global stock market meltdown, though prices moved in a whipsaw fashion thanks to hawkish comments out of the Federal Reserve that strengthened the dollar. Stock markets plunged on Thursday on news Russia may consider a proposal allowing Moscow to seize foreign assets, which spooked investors across the globe. A draft law, a response to Western sanctions slapped on the country for its alleged meddling in the Ukraine conflict, was sent to the Russian parliament Wednesday.
• Crude oil prices rose in early Asia trade on Friday as political and economic uncertainty kept the commodity well bid. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in November traded at $92.59 a barrel, up 0.06%, after hitting an overnight session low of $92.11 a barrel and a high of $93.54 a barrel. Brent oil rose 0.1% to $97 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe Thursday. Overnight, crude prices traded near session lows despite relatively solid U.S. data, as concerns the global economy is awash in oil watered down demand for the commodity. News Russia may consider a proposal allowing Moscow to seize foreign assets spooked investors across the globe.
• Natural gas prices carried Wednesday’s gains into Thursday after updated weather-forecasting models continued to call for cooler temperatures to trek across the U.S. in October On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in November were up 0.32% at $3.978 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading. The commodity hit a session low of $3.886, and a high of $3.995.The November contract settled up 2.48% on Wednesday to end at $3.965 per million British thermal units. Natural gas futures were likely to find support at $3.845 per million British thermal units, Tuesday’s low, and resistance at $4.100, the high from Sept. 17.
• Crude prices edged higher on Wednesday on the coattails of upbeat U.S. inventory data, though concerns the world is awash in oil at a time when global demand remains soft sent futures dipping into negative territory at times. In the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in November traded up 0.22% at $91.76 a barrel during U.S. trading. New York-traded oil futures hit a session low of $91.13 a barrel and a high of $92.11 a barrel.
- BUY GOLD ABOVE 1227 TGT 1231,1236 SL 1222
- SELL GOLD BELOW 1220 TGT 1216,1211 SL 1225