Daily Archives: May 27, 2016


Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 27 May 2016


  • Gold futures were higher in European trade on Thursday, after falling to a seven-week low overnight as investors continued to factor in an increased chance of a near-term U.S. interest rate rise.Odds of a Fed rate hike for June stood at nearly 32% Thursday morning, according to futures markets. July odds were at about 60%.
  • Brent oil futures climbed above $50 a barrel on Thursday for the first time in nearly seven months as a global supply glut that plagued the market for nearly two years showed signs of easing.Oil prices have rallied in recent weeks as a string of outages, due in part to wildfires in Canada and unrest in Nigeria and Libya, knocked out nearly 4 million barrels per day of production.
  • Crude oil prices rose by 1.17 per cent on Thursday boosted after US government figures showed a sharper-than-expected draw down in crude stocks last week.US crude stocks fell 4.2 million barrels to 537.1 million in the week to May 20 the steepest weekly drop in seven weeks the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.


  • U.S. labor markets are relatively tight and may put upward pressure on inflation, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Thursday.”By nearly any metric, U.S. labor markets are at or beyond full employment,” Bullard said in an OMFIF lecture in Singapore.”In short, labor markets are relatively tight,” he said. “This may put upward pressure on inflation going forward.”
  • China will push anti-corruption cooperation when it hosts this year’s G20 summit, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, after it suspended an international anti-corruption task force because domestic companies declined to participate.China suspended the task force, which had been drawing up G20 policies for increasing transparency of offshore financial structures, this year after taking over the G20 presidency, according to sources, who called it a setback to global efforts to crack down on shell companies.
  • The European Central Bank plans an in-depth review of how banks are coping with ultra-low interest rates and aims to establish a more consistent approach to supervising banks with high levels of bad loans, a top ECB regulator said on Thursday.”We plan in-depth reviews of the drivers of banks’ profitability at firm level and across business models,” ECB bank supervision board member Ignazio Angeloni said in a speech.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1231.5 TARGET 1236.5 1242.5 SL 1226.5
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1225.3 TARGET 1220.3 1214.3 SL 1230.3

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Forex Signals

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 27 May 2016


  • Forex – Dollar slips lower but remains broadly supported
  • Forex – Sterling edges lower after U.K. growth figures
  • Forex- Yen moves higher as Yellen speech eyed

EUR/USD rose moderately on Thursday, extending slight gains from the previous session, as foreign exchange traders awaited comments from Janet Yellen for possible signs of whether the Federal Reserve could tighten its monetary policy cycle next while the European Central Bank maintains an unorthodox negative interest rate policy. The currency pair traded between 1.1155 and 1.1217, before settling at 1.1193, up 0.0038 or 0.34% for the session. Despite the brief gains over the last two sessions, the euro is still in the midst of one of its driest spells on the calendar year. Since hitting nine-months in early-May, EUR/USD has fallen considerably by nearly 3%.EUR/USD likely gained support at 1.1055, the low from March 15 and was met with resistance at 1.1434, the high from May 12.

The pound edged lower on Thursday after data confirming that the British economy grew 0.4% in the first three months of this year, but business investment unexpectedly fell ahead of the European Union referendum.GBP/USD was last at 1.4687, down from around 1.4722 ahead of the data.The Office of National Statistics said gross domestic product growth slowed to 0.4% in the three months to March, in line with the preliminary esti- mate, from 0.6% in the previous quarter.The annual rate of growth was revised down to 2.0% from 2.1% initially, the ONS said.The report showed that business investment fell during the quarter for the first time in three years amid uncertainty over an upcoming referendum on Britain’s EU membership.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4739 TGT 1.4759 1.4789 SL 1.4709
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4677 TGT 1.4657 1.4627 SL 1.4707

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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 27 May 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 16.43 points or 0.6% higher to 2766.66, taking the year-to-date performance to -4.03%.
  • The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.26%, DBS, which gained 0.99%, Global Logistic, which gained 0.85%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.83% and UOB, with a 0.67% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.16%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.17%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which rose 1.02%.
  • The two biggest stocks of the Index – ComfortDelGro Corp and Singapore Press Holdings – ended 1.10% higher and 0.51% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.89%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 0.98% and CSE Global declined 1.11%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were : SPDR Gold Shares (-1.58%), STI ETF (+0.36%), DBXT MSCI Russia Cap 25 ETF 10 (+2.13%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were : Ascendas REIT (+0.43%), Capitamall Trust (unchanged), Capitacom Trust (+1.08%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were : HSI18800MBePW160629 (-35.62%), HSI21000MBeCW160629 (+57.14%), HSC8400UBeCW160629 (+33.33%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were : DBS MB eCW160711 (+11.77%), OCBC Bk MB eCW161003 (+6.25%), UOB MB eCW160705 (-6.06%)


  • BUY OTTO MARINE ABOVE 0.230 TGT 0.245 0.0.260 SL 0.215

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