Daily Archives: November 20, 2015


Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 20 November 2015


  • Gold prices rose slightly on Thursday but held near six-year lows as investors braced for a hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve next month.Gold for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange tacked on $6.10, or 0.56%, to trade at $1,074.80 a troy ounce during European morning hours.
  • Copper prices fell to the lowest level since May 2009 on Thursday, as investors continued to cut holdings of the red metal amid bearish chart signals.Copper for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange shed 0.1 cents, or 0.03%, to trade at $2.077 a pound during morning hours in London.
  • U.S. crude oil prices edged up in early trading in Asia on Thursday but are struggling to break away from the $40 per barrel mark as oversupply and high inventory levels ensure an ongoing glut.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were trading at $40.88 per barrel at 0031 GMT, up 13 cents from their last settlement.


  • The Chinese business environment remains uncertain, according to executives atChina’s largest firms. Confidence pulled back in November after surging in the monthbefore as a fall in demand outweighed the positives from cheaper credit and a reported improvement in companies’ financial positions
  • Japan’s all industry activity fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent month-over-month in September, following a 0.1 percent drop in August, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Thursday. It was expected to rise by 0.2 percent. The index measuring construction activity dipped 1.8 percent over the month and tertiary activity index slid by 0.4 percent.
  • U.S. and UK banks charge on average more than 7 percent for international money transfers worth $1000 (654 pounds), several times the average cost at a new group of web providers, the first detailed study of the market showed on Thursday.The report by FXCompared.com begins a regular monthly index measuring the effective cost of shifting money through both banks and the money transfer companies that have begun to put pressure on a business previously regarded as a big cash cow for lenders.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1075 TARGET 1080 186 SL 1070
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1065 TARGET 1060 1054 SL 1071

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 20 November 2015


  • FOREX -AUD/USD rises to 2-week highs amid profit-taking
  • FOREX – Kiwi climbs vs. softer greenback, gains capped
  • FOREX -Dollar lower after Fed, yen gains after BoJ hol

The EUR/USD pair trades 0.12% higher at fresh session lows of 1.0670, having faced rejection near 1.0715 area. Positive RSI divergence continues to point to weakening selling pressure and hints a rebound may be ahead. The main currency pair halted its corrective rally and turned back lower below 1.07 handle, as the greenback recovered more than half its slide against its major competitors. Moreover, a flying start seen on the European equities brought in renewed optimism in markets as the European traders brush off the recent FOMC minutes and now look forward to the ECB October meeting account.The major came under renewed selling pressure as the persisting divergent monetary policy outlooks between both continents continue to dampen the sentiment around the euro.

The pound showed little reaction on Thursday after data showing that U.K. retail sales fell in October, while demand for the dollar continued to be underpinned after Wednesday’s Federal Reserve minutes flagged a December rate hike.GBP/USD was trading at 1.5247, from around 1.5252 ahead of the data.The Office for National Statistics said retail sales fell 0.6% last month, worse than forecasts for a decline of 0.5%.On a year-over-year basis, retail sales rose 3.8% in October, below expectations for a 4.2% gain, after rising at an annualized rate of 6.2% in September.Sterling was slightly lower against the euro, with EUR/GBP edging up to 0.7005. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade- weighted basket of six major currencies, was down 0.26% to 99.41, easing back from Wednesday’s highs of 99.96, the strongest since April 14.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.5280 TARGET 1.5300 1.5330 SL 1.5250
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.5230 TARGET 1.5210 1.5180 SL 1.5260

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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 20 November 2015


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 33.75 points or 1.17% higher to 2919.83, taking the year-to-date performance to -13.23%.
  • The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.13%, SingTel, which gained 1.84%, UOB, which gained 1.94%, CapitaLand, which gained 2.61% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.47% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.60%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.48%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.39%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Silverlake Axis and CSE Global – ended 4.55% higher and 1.03% lower respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 0.19%. Wilmar International shares remainedunchanged and Thai Beverage declined 0.74%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were : Is Msci India 100 (+1.37%), Dbxt Csi300 Etf 10 (+1.13%), Lyxor Etf Nasdaq100 10 (+1.76%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were : Ascendas Reit (+0.44%), Suntec Reit (+0.99%), Capitamall Trust (+0.80%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were : HSI22800MBeCW151230 (+21.62%), HSI22400MBePW151230 (-17.42%), HSI21400MBePW151230 (-19.81%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were : DBS MB eCW160404 (+10.84%), UOB MB eCW160404 (+15.89%), UOB MB eCW160111 (+23.08%)


  • BUY SPACKMAN ENT ABOVE 0.150 TARGET 0.155 0.160 SL 0.145

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