Crude Oil Fundamental Analysis August 13, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

Crude Oil is trading at 92.54 and continuing to fall. (see below Chinese data information). Data from around the world has been fairly negative. But the heaviest drag on crude oil has been the disappointing numbers from China, which indicate that a soft landing might have missed it goal. Regardless of the efforts made by the Chinese government, monthly numbers are worse than forecast.

But a quick look at global numbers, yesterday, both the UK and Canada had surprisingly bad trade balance numbers. Employment in Canada tumbled with unemployment skyrocketing. Most numbers from the EU have been disappointing and the US has not been so strong with mixed data.

This shows a global slowdown worse than expected and the OECD just the other day, reported an across the board slowdown.

Even though their continues to be hopes of central bank intervention with might prop up manufacturing and stimulate growth, the demand on crude oil and the downgrade in the forecast by the EIA yesterday, is weighing on prices.

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Chinese Economic Data August 9 -10, 2012 actual v. forecast

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese CPI (YoY) 

1.8%

 

1.7% 

 

2.2% 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese PPI (YoY) 

-2.9%

 

-2.5% 

 

-2.1% 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese CPI (MoM) 

0.1%

 

-0.1% 

 

-0.6% 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) 

20.4%

 

20.5% 

 

20.4% 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Industrial Production (YoY) 

9.2%

 

9.8% 

 

9.5% 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Retail Sales (YoY) 

13.1%

 

13.7% 

 

13.7% 

 

 

 

Economic Data for August 10, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Aug. 10

 

AUD

 

 

 

RBA Monetary Policy Statement 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Trade Balance 

25.10B

 

35.10B 

 

31.70B 

 

 

 

 

JPY

 

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

0.4%

 

-0.1% 

 

-0.1% 

 

 

 

 

JPY

 

 

 

BoJ Monthly Report 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German CPI (MoM) 

0.4%

 

0.4% 

 

0.4% 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German CPI (YoY) 

1.7%

 

1.7% 

 

1.7% 

 

 

 

 

GBP

 

 

 

PPI Input (MoM) 

1.3%

 

1.5% 

 

-2.9% 

   

 

 

GBP

 

 

 

PPI Input (YoY) 

-2.4%

 

-1.5% 

 

-3.0% 

   

 

 

CAD

 

 

 

Employment Change 

-30.4K

 

9.0K 

 

7.3K 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Import Price Index (MoM) 

-0.6%

 

0.1% 

 

-2.4% 

   

 

 

CAD

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate 

7.3%

 

7.0% 

 

7.2% 

   

WEEKLY

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Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event 

Previous

Aug 14

1:30

AUD

NAB Business Confidence

-3

 

1:30

AUD

New Motor Vehicle Sales m/m

-0.6%

 

5:30

EUR

French Prelim GDP q/q

0.0%

 

6:00

EUR

German Prelim GDP q/q

0.5%

 

6:45

EUR

French Prelim Non-Farm Payrolls q/q

0.1%

 

7:15

CHF

PPI m/m

-0.3%

 

9:00

EUR

German ZEW Economic Sentiment

-19.6

 

9:00

EUR

Flash GDP q/q

0.0%

 

9:00

EUR

Industrial Production m/m

0.6%

 

9:00

EUR

ZEW Economic Sentiment

-22.3

 

12:30

USD

Core Retail Sales m/m

-0.4%

 

12:30

USD

PPI m/m

0.1%

 

12:30

USD

Retail Sales m/m

-0.5%

 

14:00

USD

Business Inventories m/m

0.3%

Aug 15

0:30

AUD

Westpac Consumer Sentiment

3.7%

 

1:30

AUD

Wage Price Index q/q

0.9%

 

12:30

USD

Core CPI m/m

0.2%

 

12:30

USD

Empire State Manufacturing Index

7.4

 

13:00

USD

TIC Long-Term Purchases

55.0B

 

13:15

USD

Capacity Utilization Rate

78.9%

 

13:15

USD

Industrial Production m/m

0.4%

 

14:30

USD

Crude Oil Inventories

-3.7M

Aug 16

1:00

AUD

MI Inflation Expectations

3.3%

 

9:00

CHF

ZEW Economic Expectations

-42.5

 

9:00

EUR

CPI y/y

2.4%

 

12:30

USD

Building Permits

0.76M

 

12:30

USD

Unemployment Claims

361K

 

12:30

USD

Housing Starts

0.76M

 

14:00

USD

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index

-12.9

Aug 17

6:00

EUR

German PPI m/m

-0.4%

 

8:00

EUR

Current Account

10.9B

 

13:55

USD

Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment

72.3

Government Bond Auctions

Date  Time  Country 

Aug 13  09:10  Italy

Aug 13  09:10  Norway

Aug 13  09:30  Germany

Aug 14  09:10  Greece 

Aug 14  09:10  Italy

Aug 14  09:30  Belgium

Aug 14  14:30  UK

Aug 15  09:10  Sweden

Aug 16  09:30  UK

Aug 16  15:00  US

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