Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 02 August 2016


  • Oil prices fell back towards April lows in North American trade on Monday, reapproaching bear market territory as signs of increasing production in the U.S. and rising output among members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries weighed.Crude oil for September delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell to a session low of $40.88 a barrel.
  • Gold prices edged lower in European trade on Monday, as investors looked to buy into rising equity markets rather than purchasing safe-haven assets, but prices held near three-week highs amid waning expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon.
  • Silver futures were trading higher during the afternoon trade in the domestic market on Monday as traders widened their bets tracking a firm trend at global markets. Silver rallied as speculative position created by participants driven by firm global trend as the dollar weakened and the US economy grew less-than-expected in the second quarter boosting demand for the precious metals as a store of value supported the prices of white metal at the futures trade.


  • Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday outline her bid to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world, reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy 30 years after Margaret Thatcher killed it off. May will chair the first meeting of the “Cabinet Committee on Economy and Industrial Strategy” in her Downing Street Offices, bringing together the heads of 11 other ministries to set out her vision for a state-boosted industrial renaissance.
  • Banks tightened lending standards for commercial and industrial loans in the second quarter, according to a survey of loan officers released on Monday by the Federal Reserve.At the same time, lending standards to households were little changed overall compared to the previous quarter.Most banks said their reasons for more stringent standards in lending to businesses were “a less favorable or more uncertain economic outlook, worsening of industry-specific problems, and reduced tolerance for risk,” the survey said.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet is set to approve on Tuesday 13.5 trillion yen ($132.04 billion) in fiscal steps as part of efforts to revive the flagging economy with cash payouts to low-income earners and infrastructure spending. The package is expected to include 7.5 trillion yen in spending by the national and local governments, and earmarks 6 trillion yen from the Fiscal Investment and Loan Programme, which is not included in the government’s general budget.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1350.2 TARGET 1355.2 1361.2 SL BELOW 1345.2
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1346.5 TARGET 1341.5 1335.5 SL ABOVE 1351.5

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