Daily Archives: January 14, 2016


Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 14 January 2016


  • Copper prices bounced back from six-and-a-half year lows on Wednesday, as the latest trade figures out of China eased some concerns over the health of the world’s second-biggest economy, while also pointing to strong demand for the red metal.
  • West Texas Intermediate oil futures recovered from 12 year lows on Wednesday, amid speculation weekly supply data due later in the session will show U.S. crude inventories fell last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will release its weekly report on oil supplies at 15:30GMT, or 10:30AM ET, Wednesday. After markets closed Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, surprised market participants and said that U.S. oil inventories declined by 3.9 million barrelsin the week ended January 8, compared to expectations for an increase of 2.0 million barrels.
  • Natural Gas futures plummeted by almost 4 per cent in the domestic market on Tuesday as investors and speculators exited positions in the energy commodity as forecasts for a return of milder weather across parts of the US threatened to curb the demand for the heating fuel in the world’s biggest economy.


  • China’s total trade volume slipped 7% year-on-year to 24.59 trillion yuan in 2015, Customs said Wednesday. The figure marks the fourth year in a row that external commerce had missed its goal. China’s imports slumped 13.2%on the previous year to 10.45 trillion yuan, while exports were down 1.8% to 14.14 trillion yuan. Imports have been hit by low prices for commodities such as oil and iron ore and the slowdown in China’s infrastructure boom, while exports have had to struggle with weakness in world economy.
  • Companies from airlines to retailers in more than 100 countries will have to swell their balance sheets with trillions of dollars under a new accounting rule for leases that should shine a clearer light on debt.Leases allow a company to use an asset in return for regular payments, and are mostly held off balance sheet, making it hard for investors to get a full picture of liabilities without delving into the depths of annual reports.
  • Further interest rate hikes by the U.S Federal Reserve should be based on “clear evidence” of higher wages and prices, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday.Speaking at a central banking conference in Paris at the Bank of France, Ms. Lagarde said the Fed’s first interest rate increase in a decade, which was made in December, had gone smoothly.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1085 TARGET 1090 1096 SL 1079
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1078 TARGET 1073 1067 SL 1084

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Forex Signals

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 14 January 2016


  • Forex -AUD/USD rises on positive Chinese trade data
  • Forex -NZD/USD moves higher as sentiment improves
  • Forex -Dollar rises against euro, yen after China data

EUR/USD is selling off heavily from the top of a descending channel that has been in play for a month now, with price moving towards the key 50-day simple moving average (SMA) (1.0814) and $1.0808 support levels. The ability to close convincingly below $1.0808 will largely dictate the state of play, with a high likeliness of a strong move lower should that occur. Given the clear downtrend in play throughout this week so far, further downside seems the most likely event, yet given the importance of the $1.0808 level, it seems prudent to await a break first. A close below $1.0808 would point towards $1.0796, $1.0781 and $1.0773 as the next support levels.However, should we see a closed hourly candle above $1.0840, this would point towards a possible rally, with $1.0880 and $1.0905 the next key resistance levels.

The GBP/USD pair trades 0.13% higher at 1.4468, having reached fresh session highs at 1.4475 last minutes. The GBP bulls regained lost momentum and returned to the positive territory as the risk-on trades dominate Europe on the back of rising European equities. Hence, the persisting risk-sentiment boosts the demand for risk currencies such as the GBP. Moreover, the solid rebound seen in the oil prices on impressive Chinese crude imports, lifts the energy stocks on the UK’s benchmark index, the FTSE 100 and therefore, boosts the sentiment around the cable. The FTSE rallies 1.09% to 5,994. Looking ahead, amid a lack of fresh fundamental triggers for the major later today, markets will closely monitor developments around the oil markets, while the sentiment on the Wall Street will also play a crucial role.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4480 TARGET 1.4550 1.4580 SL 1.4500
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4440 TARGET 1.4420 1.4390 SL 1.4470

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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 14 January 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.72 points or 0.18% higher to 2696.5, taking the year-to-date performance to -6.46%.
  • The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.52%, SingTel, which gained 1.42%, Keppel Corp, which
    gained 0.78%, Jardine Matheson Holdings, which gained 4.72% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.12% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.15%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.09%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 1.71%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 4.72% higher and 1.70% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.30%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 0.75% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation declined 0.50%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were : Sti Etf (-0.36%), Is Msci India 100 (+0.78%), Spdr Gold Shares (-1.36%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were : Ascendas Reit (-0.91%), Capitacom Trust (+0.39%), Capitamall Trust (+0.26%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were : HSI20400MBePW160128 (-25.00%), CN11500MBeCW160428 (-8.51%), HSI19600MBePW160226 (unchanged)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were : DBS MB eCW160705 (-2.83%), DBS MB EPW160404 (+12.43%), DBS MB ePW160215 (+3.26%)


  • BUY LINC ENERGY ABOVE 0.093 TARGET 0.098 1.05 SL 0.087

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