16May

Comex Commodity Trading Signals and Market News – 16th May 2014

INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS

Gold prices gained in Asia on Friday on physical demand and as the CME cut the amount of collateral required to trade the benchmark gold and silver futures contracts overnight. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for June delivery traded at $1,296.50 a troy ounce, up 0.22%, after hitting an overnight session low of $1,291.10 and off a high of $1,307.30.

Silver comex for July delivery was up 0.09% at $19.502 a troy ounce. Copper futures for July delivery were up 0.09% at $3.147 a pound.

Crude oil prices edged up in Asia Friday in thin trade supported by ongoing tensions in the Ukraine and the potential for shits in U.S. policy or deals with China on crude exports. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in June traded at $101.62 a barrel, up 0.12%, after hitting an overnight session low of $101.28 a barrel and a high of $102.25 a barrel.

• The front-month June contract for Brent oil expired Thursday, rising 25 cents, or 0.2%, to $110.44 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. Most of the volume in the Brent market has rolled forward into the July contract, which settled down 22 cents, or 0.2%, at $109.09 a barrel.

Natural gas prices shot up on Thursday after data revealed inventories rose more than expected though still small enough to allay supply concerns. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in June traded at $4.456 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, up 2.03%. The commodity hit session high of $4.508 and a low of $4.327. The June contract settled up 0.21% on Wednesday to end at $4.367 per million British thermal units.

• The nickel price was hammered by waves of technically triggered long liquidation during active Thursday LME premarket trading – the downside correction that started yesterday accelerated. the copper price was trading at an unchanged $6,920 per tonne, having touched $6,940 on Wednesday. Attention was on nearby spread tightness, with ‘Tom/next’ (tomorrow/next day) trading at $2.00 backwardation and May/June at $15 premium. Warehouse stocks notched up their 17th successive daily fall – down a net 6,400 tonnes at 191,075 tonnes, the lowest since September 2008.The aluminium price traded at $1,803, a $5.50 loss – stocks were down 8,175 tonnes at 5,273,950 tonnes, a two-month low. Zinc at $2,080 was $23 lower while inventories fell 1,350 tonnes to 753,975 tonnes, the lowest since early March. Lead business at $2,145 was down $13 – stocks declined 950 tonnes to 191,225 tonnes, the lowest since September 2013. The tin price was $100 lower at $23,300, with a 100-tonne jump in stocks to 9,720 tonnes, the highest since April 1.

TRADING STRATEGY :

PLATINUM-COMEX has closed @ 1462.25. If it sustain above the level of 1470, it can touch the level of 1478 & 1488 respectively. If it breaks the level of 1451, it can touch the level of 1443, 1433 respectively.

•BUY PLATINUM-COMEX ABOVE 1470 TGTS 1478, 1488 SL 1455.
•SELL PLATINUM-COMEX BELOW 1451 TGTS 1443, 1433 SL 1466.

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16May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 16th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

•retail sales slipped 3.9 per cent year-on-year in March, according to data from the Department of Statistics.However, stripping out the sales of motor vehicles – which were down 19.3 percent from March 2013 – sales still experienced a slight contraction, edging down 0.4 per cent.

•SINGAPORE’S Temasek on Thursday confirmed its investment in Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA). Temasek said on its website that the equity will help launch the Virgin Mobile brand in Mexico in 2014 and Brazil in 2015.

•OFFSHORE marine solutions provider Vallianz received a letter of award (LOA) for the provision of charter and ship management services worth US$82 million to a major offshore onstruction company for work in Latin America.

•SOUTH Korean shipping group, Pan Ocean Co Ltd, reported on Thursday that it has returned to the black for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 after a painful “debt rehabilitation” process. Net profit was at US$33.81 million compared to a net loss of US$66.95 million a year ago.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

•BUY COMFORTDELGRO LTD ABOVE 2.270 TG 2.310, 2.350, 2.400 SL 2.210

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15May

Comex Commodity Trading Signals and Market News – 15th May 2014

INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS

Gold prices held steady to higher in Asia on Thursday with support from events in the Ukraine underpinning demand. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for June delivery traded at $1,306.10 a troy ounce, up 0.02%, after hitting an overnight session low of $1,291.70 and off a high of $1,309.10.

Silver comex for July delivery rose 0.14% at $19.803 a troy ounce. Copper futures for July delivery gained 0.07% at $3.158 a pound.

Crude oil prices fell in Asia Thursday on profit taking after strong overnight gains. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in June traded at $102.03 a barrel, down 0.34%, after hitting an overnight session low of $101.82 a barrel and a high of $102.64 a barrel.

Brent oil on ICE Futures Europe settled up 88 cents, or 0.8%, to $110.41 a barrel.

Natural gas prices dipped on Wednesday as investors jumped to the sidelines to await the release of Thursday’s weekly supply report. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in June traded at $4.347 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, down 0.26%. The commodity hit session high of $4.403 and a low of $4.340. The June contract settled down 1.71% on Tuesday to end at $4.358 per million British thermal units.

• The copper price broke decisively higher during Wednesday’s LME premarket, with the fundamentally tight market setting the tone throughout the complex as sentiment moved up a notch from the previous session. Prices rose as high as $6,922 as buy- stops were triggered and then settled at $6,916 per tonne, a $71 advance from the Tuesday close. The nickel reverted back below $21,000 to trade at $20,690, down $309 in a correction from the previous day’s 27-month high of $21,625. Warehouse stocks were down 126 tonnes at 278,868 tonnes. The aluminium price was $8 higher at $1,789, while inventories fell 7,475 tonnes to 5,282,525 tonnes, the lowest since mid-March. Zinc business at $2,085 was $22 higher inventories fell 2,650 tonnes to a two-month low of 755,325 tonnes. The lead price gained $14 at $2,136 after stocks dropped 1,500 tonnes to 192,175 tonnes. Tin at $23,425 was up $90 and close to three-week highs – inventories were flat at 9,620 tonnes.

TRADING STRATEGY :

WTICRUDEOIL-NYMEX has closed @ 102.06. If it sustain above the level of 102.18, it can touch the level of 102.68 & 103.34 respectively. If it breaks the level of 100.62, it can touch the level of 100.12, 99.47 respectively.

•BUY WTICRUDEOIL-NYMEX ABOVE 102.18 TGTS 102.68, 103.34 SL 101.58.
•SELL WTICRUDEOIL-NYMEX BELOW 100.62 TGTS 100.12, 99.47 SL 101.22.

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15May
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News of 15th May 2014

TRADING TIPS

EUR/GBP
EUR/USD was trading at 1.3721, up 0.15% for the day after falling to lows of 1.3688 late Tuesday, the weakest since April 4.The pair is likely to find support at 1.3688 and resistance at 1.3770, Tuesday’s high.The euro has come under heavy selling pressure in recent sessions after the European Central Bank indicated late last week that it could ease monetary policy as soon as its next meeting in June, to stop inflation in the euro zone from falling too low.The euro fell to session lows against the yen earlier Wednesday and weakened to a more than one-and-a-half year low against sterling following reports that the ECB is preparing to cut rates next month. Reuters reported that the ECB is preparing a “package of measures” including cuts to all interest rates, with negative rates on bank deposits, as well as measures to bolster lending to small and medium size businesses.The report cam

GBP/USD
GBP/USD hit lows of 1.6760, the weakest since April 16 and was last trading at 1.6785, down 0.23% for the day.Cable was likely to find support at 1.6600 and resistance at 1.6881.In its quarterly Inflation Report the BoE said it now expects economic growth of 2.9% in 2015, up from 2.7% in its February report, and said the rate of growth this year would remain unchanged at 3.4%.The bank said it expects annual inflation to be close to its 2% target over the next two to three years if interest rates in the U.K. rise in line with expectations in financial markets.The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee said there has been a “modest narrowing” in the amount of slack in the economy over the past three months but added that there is scope to further reduce slack before hiking rates.

RECOMMENDATION:
1. Buy GBP/USD Above 1.6790- TG: 1.6710/ 1.6740 SL 1.6765
2. Sell GBP/USD Below 1.6750- TG: 1.6730/ 1.6700 SL 1.6780

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15May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 15th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • MAINBOARD-listed Technics Oil and Gas and its Middle East Consortium partner have received a letter of award to set up a gas processing facility in South Asia worth S$166 million. The contract is for two years of operations and maintenance where the terms and conditions have yet to be finalized.
  • SHARES of ComfortDelgro surged more than six percent on Wednesday after the transport operator posted a 9.7 per cent year-on-year rise in its first quarter net profit. ComfortDelgro shares opened at S$2.15 before climbing to S$2.26 each. They were trading at S$2.22, up 10 cents, or 4.72 per cent,
  • NEWLY-listed PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) has won an US$80.5 million charter contract from Brazil’s national oil company Petrobas for a semi-submersible accommodation vessel (SSAV). Petrobras will charter the vessel named “POSH XANADU” for a year from December, and has an option to extend it by another year. If so, the total contract value will be more than US$144 million.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY CAPITALAND LTD ABOVE 3.130 TG 3.180, 3.230, 3.300 SL 3.060

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14May

Comex Commodity Trading Signals and Market News – 14th May 2014

INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS

Gold prices eased in Asia on Wednesday in thin trade as investors await further cues on the dollar. On the Comex division of theNew York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for June delivery traded at $1,293.10 a troy ounce, down 0.13%, after hitting an overnight session low of $1,289.20 and off a high of $1,298.80.

Silver comex for July delivery was down 0.05% at $19.538 a troy ounce. Copper futures for July delivery were up 0.07% at $3.135 a pound.

Crude oil prices rose in Asia on Wednesday after data pointed to a drop in U.S. gasoline stocks with the summer driving season gearing up. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in June traded at $101.87 a barrel, up 0.16%, after hitting an overnight session low of $100.37 a barrel and a high of $101.51 a barrel.

Brent oil on the ICE futures exchange rose 83 cents, or 0.8%, to $109.24 a barrel on Tuesday, the highest settlement since April 25.

Natural gas prices fell on Tuesday after updated weather-forecasting models continued to call for mild temperatures to settle in across much of the U.S., which should crimp demand for heating. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in June traded at $4.386 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, down 1.09%. The commodity hit session high of $4.547 and a low of $4.468. The June contract settled down 2.14% on Monday to end at $4.434 per million British thermal units.

Base metals business turned choppy during Tuesday’s LME premarket – the momentum seen during Monday’s robust advances faltered after the release of under-performing Chinese economic data.The copper price peaked at $6,893.25 per tonne and then settled back at $6,878, a $1 loss from the Monday close. Warehouse inventories fell for the 15th day in a row – down a net 2,350 tonnes at 202,975 tonnes, the lowest since October 2008. The nickel price burst above $21,000 to trade as high as $21,625 and then fell away to $20,771, down $129. The red-hot rally is showing signs of becoming technically overstretched but there is little sign of a significant correction. the zinc price at $2,086 was up $6, with inventories down 2,150 tonnes at 757,975 tonnes, the lowest for two months. Lead traded at $2,127, up $1.50, even after inventories rose 200 tonnes to 193,675 tonnes.The aluminium price was unchanged at $1,785 – inventories were down 13,875 tonnes at 5,289,600 tonnes, the lowest since mid-March. Tin at $23,050 rose $75 – stocks fell 20 tonnes to 9,620 tonnes.

TRADING STRATEGY :

SILVER-COMEX has closed @ 19.51. If it sustain above the level of 19.59, it can touch the level of 19.74 & 19.90 respectively. If it breaks the level of 19.13, it can touch the level of 18.98, 18.82 respectively.

BUY SILVER-COMEX ABOVE 19.59 TGTS 19.74, 19.90 SL 19.34.
SELL SILVER-COMEX BELOW 19.13 TGTS 18.98, 18.82 SL 19.38.

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14May
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News of 14th May 2014

TRADING TIPS

EUR/GBP
EUR/GBP touched lows of 0.8138, the weakest level since January 2013, and was last trading at 0.8140, 0.18% lower for the day.The pair was likely to find support at 0.8085 and resistance at 0.8173, the session high.The drop in the euro came after media reports that Germany’s central bank is open to more stimulus measures from the ECB.The Wall Street Journal reported the Bundesbank would back monetary easing measures if they were needed to keep persistently low levels of inflation from becoming entrenched in the euro zone.The ECB warned last week that it is “comfortable” with acting at its next meeting in June after it has a chance to review the latest economic projections.The single currency also came under pressure after data showed that German economic sentiment fell to a 16-month low in May.

GBP/USD
GBP/USD hit 1.6826, the lowest since May 2 and was last down 0.15% to 1.6842.Cable was likely to find support at 1.6805 and resistance at 1.6937, Friday’s high.Sterling’s losses were held in check amid expectations that the BoE would upgrade its forecast for growth when it presents its quarterly inflation report on Wednesday.The latest U.K. jobs report, also due for release on Wednesday, is expected to show a another decline in the unemployment rate to a more than five year low of 6.8% in the three months to March, while wage growth is expected to rise again.A strong reading would reinforce expectations that the BoE will raise interest rates ahead of other central banks and send the pound rising towards recent almost five year peaks against the dollar.

RECOMMENDATION:
1. Buy GBP/USD Above 1.6905- TG: 1.6925/ 1.6955 SL 1.6875
2. Sell GBP/USD Below 1.6860- TG: 1.6840/ 1.6810 SL 1.6890

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14May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 14th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • Singapore airport services and catering firm SATS Ltd said on Monday it had abandoned plans to acquire a cruise and ferry terminal operator from a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings for S$110 million (US$88 million). In September, SATS said it would buy the Singapore Cruise Centre from Hazeltree Holdings Private Ltd, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek. “The purchasers and the vendor have agreed not to proceed with the acquisition and to terminate the SPA.
  • SINGAPORE sovereign investment company Temasek Holdings is taking a significant minority equity stake in Dymon Asia, the alternative investment manager said. Temasek will commit an initial US$500 million to be managed by Dymon and will be used to seed new invsetment strategies.
  • RESALE prices of non-landed private homes slipped 1.7 per cent in April, touching a 16-month low since December 2012. This was in spite of the increase in volumes of resale transactions, which at 476 was 24.6 per cent higher than March’s, flash estimates by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) show.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY HONGKONG LAND ABOVE 6.950 TG 7.030, 7.810, 7.910 SL 6.850.

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13May

Comex Commodity Trading Signals and Market News – 13th May 2014

INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS

Gold prices gained in Asia on Tuesday, supported by events in the Ukraine in thin trade with markets in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia shut for Vesak Day. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for June delivery traded at $1,297.80 a troy ounce, up 0.15%, after hitting an overnight session low of $1,278.30 and off a high of $1,303.90.

Silver comex for July delivery rose 0.23% at $19.587 a troy ounce. Copper futures for July delivery gained 0.25% at $3.152 a pound.

Crude oil priced dipped in Asia on Tuesday ahead of U.S. industry crude oil stocks data and with markets in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia shut for Vesak Day. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery in June traded at $100.54 a barrel, down 0.05%, after hitting an overnight session low of $99.94 a barrel and a high of $100.93 a barrel.

Brent oil on the ICE futures exchange rose 52 cents, or 0.5%, to $108.41 a barrel, its highest settlement price since May 2.

Natural gas prices fell on Monday after updated weather-forecasting models called for mild temperatures to settle in across much of the U.S. over the coming week, which should crimp demand for heating. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in June traded at $4.451 per million British thermal units during U.S. trading, down 1.78%. The commodity hit session high of $4.547 and a low of $4.451. The June contract settled down 0.90% on Friday to end at $4.531 per million British thermal units.

• The base metals closed with average gains of 0.5 percent on Friday, although that was skewed by the 3.9 percent rally in the nickel price, the rest were mixed, with aluminium, lead, zinc and tin lower, whilst the copper price gained 0.6 percent to $6,754.25. The copper price gained $30 from Friday’s close to $6,775 and inventories are at their lowest since October 2008 – stocks fell a net 4,700 tonnes to just 208,325 tonnes due to drawdowns in Antwerp, Johor and New Orleans. Cancelled warrants were also lower, down 4,775 tonnes at 94,050 tonnes. Aluminium at $1,766 was $4 higher, with stocks earlier down 8,600 tonnes at 5,313,300 tonnes and cancellations down 2,925 tonnes at 2,904,850 tonnes. The lead price was last $2,090, up $5 while the zinc price gained $3 higher at $2,035.

TRADING STRATEGY :

COPPER-COMEX has closed @ 3.1460. If it sustain above the level of 3.1430, it can touch the level of 3.1550 & 3.1700 respectively. If it breaks the level of 3.1032, it can touch the level of 3.0912, 3.0760 respectively.

•BUY COPPER-COMEX ABOVE 3.1430 TGTS 3.1550, 3.1700 SL 3.1300.
•SELL COPPER-COMEX BELOW 3.1032 TGTS 3.0912, 3.0760 SL 3.1160.

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13May

IForex Market Trading Signals and News of 13th May 2014

TRADING TIPS

EUR/USD

EUR/USD was last trading at 1.3766, but was still close to the one-month trough of 1.3744 reached late Friday.The pair was likely to find support at 1.3695 and resistance at 1.3800.The euro fell from two-and-a-half year highs against the dollar on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi said the banks is “comfortable” with acting to shore up growth and stop inflation from falling too low at its next meeting in June.The ECB left rates on hold on Thursday, as widely expected.Meanwhile, investors remained cautious after pro-Russian separatists claimed victory in a weekend referendum on self-rule in eastern Ukraine, fuelling fears that the country is sliding closer to civil war. The vote has been condemned by Ukraine’s government and the West.The euro was also higher against the yen, with EUR/JPY risin.

NZD/USD

NZD/USD hit 0.8633 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.8628, adding 0.19%.The pair was likely to find support at 0.8549, the low of April 30 and resistance at 0.8709, the high of May 7.Markets were jittery after pro-Russian separatists claimed victory in a weekend referendum on self-rule in eastern Ukraine, fuelling fears that the country is sliding closer to civil war. The vote has been condemned by Ukraine’s government and the West.The kiwi was higher against the Australian dollar, with AUD/NZD slipping 0.16% to 1.0852.Also Monday, the National Australia Bank said that its business confidence index rose to 6 in April, from a reading of 4 the previous month.Later in the d.

RECOMMENDATION:

1. Buy GBP/USD Above 1.6905- TG: 1.6925/ 1.6955 SL 1.6875
2. Sell GBP/USD Below 1.6860- TG: 1.6840/ 1.6810 SL 1.6890

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