INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS :
- Oil prices pushed lower in European trade on Tuesday, falling for the first time in three days as market players looked ahead to fresh weekly information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products.Crude oil for August delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange shed 23 cents, or 0.46%, to trade at $49.73 a barrel by 07:53GMT, or 3:53AM ET, after soaring $1.40, or 2.88%, a day earlier.
- Gold futures extended losses from the prior session in European trade on Tuesday, as investors awaited testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen while looking ahead to Thursday’s highly-anticipated referendum on whether Britain will choose to remain in the European Union.Gold for August delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped $5.15, or 0.4%, to trade at $1,286.85 by 06:44GMT, or 2:44AM ET. A day earlier, gold shed $2.70, or 0.21%.
- Lead futures fell during evening trade in the domestic market on Tuesday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal amid sluggish physical demand for Lead by battery-makers in the domestic spot market.Traders also stuck to a cautious approach ahead of the crucial EU referendum on Thursday in which Britain will vote whether to break away from the European Union a move which could hurt the global economy and dampen the appetite for risky assets including commodities and push up the dollar with which metals have an inverse relationship.
ECONOMY NEWS :
- Hedge funds, banks and insurance companies have recently jumped into “marketplace lending,” drawing the attention of U.S. regulators, who said on Tuesday they are concerned that borrowing by consumers and small businesses through online platforms may pose risks to U.S. financial stability.In its annual review of the U.S. financial system released on Tuesday, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) consisting of all the country’s financial regulatory chiefs, also said it is watching events overseas, including this week’s “Brexit” vote and the turmoil in Venezuela. It also noted that China “is in the midst of long-term transitions in its economy,” which could have global implications.
- Janet Yellen rebuffed any speculation that the Federal Reserve could provide emergency lending to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, telling Congress that any bailout to the debt-ridden commonwealth appears to be outside the U.S. central bank’s authority. “This is inherently a matter for Congress and is not something that’s appropriate for the Federal Reserve,” Yellen said in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.
- Financial markets need to consider the risks of relying heavily on the dollar-based London Interbank Offer Rate because this reference rate could stop being published, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Tuesday as a Fed-convened committee continued to zero in on an alternative to the so-called Libor.”Market participants are not used to thinking about this possibility, but benchmarks sometimes come to a halt,” Powell said in prepared remarks in New York for a roundtable discussion on a report on alternative reference rates.
TRADING STRATEGY :
- BUY GOLD ABOVE 1272 TARGET 1277 1283 SL 1267
- SELL GOLD BELOW 1269 TARGET 1264 1258 SL 1274