Gold Fundamental Analysis July 16, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

Gold is trading at 1581.75 up for the day, as investors seemed to be stepping out of their shells adding more risk. Overall sentiment seems positive except in the eurozone. Gold is meandering and holding pretty much is the 1550-1590 range, after it tried to break though unsuccessfully at the 1600 price.

Gold dipped yesterday to a two week low tracking worries about the Euro zone debt crisis and abridged prospects of probable monetary easing from the US Federal Reserve. The Euro is hanging near a two year low pressured by Italy’s credit rating cut by Moody’s. Moody’s warned that it could further downgrade Italy’s new Baa2 rating, which stands just two notches above junk status. Meanwhile, the dollar surged above 2010 July levels against most of its peers.

This morning’s release showed that he Chinese economy grew as expected in the fourth quarter, at the slowest pace in last three years. In the mean time, some reports show that gold markets are oversupplied with the world’s top producer China having churned out 140.7 tonnes of gold in the first five months of 2012, up by 6.6 percent. However physical demand from Asia is seen sluggish as caution conquered summer lull and holdings of gold backed exchange trade funds dropped for the third consecutive day on Thursday. The Italian bond option scheduled today will be closely monitored by investors and traders to get fresh cues over bullion’s direction in the immediate run.

A surprise today in the US as PPI printed higher than forecast, with the USdollar already strong, the positive eco data does not seem to have an effect as of yet on the markets.

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Economic Data July 13, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

Time

 

Currency

 

Importance

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Jul. 13

03:00

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) 

20.4%

 

20.1% 

 

20.1% 

 

 

 

03:00

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese GDP (YoY) 

7.6%

 

7.6% 

 

8.1% 

 

 

 

03:00

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Industrial Production (YoY) 

9.5%

 

9.8% 

 

9.6% 

 

 

 

03:00

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese Retail Sales (YoY) 

13.7%

 

13.5% 

 

13.8% 

 

 

 

05:30

 

JPY

 

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-3.4%

 

-3.1% 

 

-3.1% 

 

 

 

08:15

 

CHF

 

 

 

PPI (MoM) 

-0.3%

 

-0.4% 

 

-0.2% 

 

 

 

10:30

 

EUR

 

 

 

Italian 10-Year BTP Auction 

5.82%

 

 

 

6.19% 

 

 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

 

Core PPI (MoM) 

2.0% 

 

0.2% 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

 

PPI (MoM) 

1.0% 

 

-0.5% 

 

-1.0% 

 

 

 

14:55

 

USD

 

 

 

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

 

 

73.4 

 

73.2 

   

 

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

Date

Time

Currency

 Event

Forecast

Previous

Jul 16

7:15

CHF

Industrial Production q/q

-7.5%

8.8%

9:00

EUR

CPI y/y

 

2.4%

12:30

USD

Retail Sales m/m

 

-0.2%

12:30

USD

Empire State Manufacturing Index

 

2.3

14:00

USD

Business Inventories m/m

 

0.4%

Jul 17

8:30

GBP

CPI y/y

 

2.8%

9:00

EUR

German ZEW Economic Sentiment

 

-16.9

9:15

ALL

G7 Meetings

   

12:30

USD

CPI m/m

 

-0.3%

13:00

USD

TIC Long-Term Purchases

 

25.6B

13:15

USD

Industrial Production m/m

 

-0.1%

Jul 18

8:30

GBP

Claimant Count Change

 

8.1K

8:30

GBP

Unemployment Rate

 

8.2%

9:00

CHF

ZEW Economic Expectations

 

-43.4

12:30

USD

Building Permits

 

0.78M

12:30

USD

Housing Starts

 

0.71M

14:30

USD

Crude Oil Inventories

 

-4.7M

Jul 19

6:00

CHF

Trade Balance

 

2.48B

8:00

EUR

Current Account

 

4.6B

8:30

GBP

Retail Sales m/m

 

1.4%

12:30

USD

Unemployment Claims

   

14:00

USD

Existing Home Sales

 

4.55M

14:00

USD

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index

 

-16.6

Jul 20

6:00

EUR

German PPI m/m

 

-0.3%

8:30

GBP

Public Sector Net Borrowing

 

15.6B

 

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