Gold Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 22-26, 2012 Forecast

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Gold Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 22-26, 2012 Forecast

Gold Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 22-26, 2012 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendations:

Gold tumbled this week, surprising speculators who were predicting that gold would break the 1800 psychological level this week, but continued positive eco reports in the US dropped the odds of additional stimulus in the US and took the momentum right out of the metal. China’s data dump reported at forecast or better helping buoy markets. With little accomplished at the EU Summit, traders went looking elsewhere on Friday. Risk once again was aimed at the euro and eurozone, as commodity currencies and the greenback climbed. Market will eye this weeks FOMC meeting.

Date

Last

Open

High

Low

Change %

Oct 19, 2012

1722.65

1743.15

1744.25

1716.95

-1.18%

Oct 18, 2012

1743.25

1749.45

1753.35

1739.45

-0.35%

Oct 17, 2012

1749.35

1750.55

1754.95

1744.15

-0.07%

Oct 16, 2012

1750.65

1737.15

1751.35

1736.15

0.77%

Oct 15, 2012

1737.25

1743.95

1750.55

1730.15

-0.38%

Other risk events this week are the Chinese PMI is set for release Tuesday and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s speech to the German parliament on Wednesday.

The Chinese data will give a better understanding of the current Chinese economy, he said, adding that the PMI number will have to be above 49 to generate “risk-on trading activity.  The bigger risk is if it comes in lower as it will (call) into question the veracity of the data previously released.

Draghi’s speech will review the ECB’s recent outright monetary transaction plan and what it means for European sovereigns. “Given his audience, the risk is that he will sound more hawkish to assuage the German politicians…. Tough talk from Draghi coupled with weaker than expected PMI data will hurt the euro. 

That in turn could pressure gold prices. On Friday the advance third-quarter gross domestic product data is slated for release. Analysts will look to see how much impact higher consumer spending, including on gadgets like Apple’s iPhone 5, will contribute to GDP growth. MarketWatch estimates GDP growth at 1.6%.

FxEmpire provides in-depth analysis for each currency and commodity we review. Fundamental analysis is provided in three components. We provide a detailed monthly analysis and forecast at the beginning of each month. Then we provide more recent analysis and information in our weekly reports and we provide daily updates and outlooks.

Major Economic Events for the week of October 15-19, 2012 actual v. forecast for Euro, GPB, the Franc, and USD

Date

Currency

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 15

GBP

Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 

3.5%

 

-0.6%

 

CHF

PPI (MoM) 

0.3%

0.2%

0.5%

 

USD

Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

1.1%

0.6%

1.0%

 

USD

Retail Sales (MoM) 

1.1%

0.8%

1.2%

 

USD

NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 

-6.2

-4.5

-10.4

Oct. 16

GBP

Core CPI (YoY) 

2.1%

2.1%

2.1%

 

GBP

CPI (YoY) 

2.2%

2.2%

2.5%

 

GBP

PPI Input (MoM) 

-0.2%

-0.1%

1.9%

 

GBP

CPI (MoM) 

0.4%

0.4%

0.5%

 

GBP

PPI Input (YoY) 

-1.2%

-0.8%

1.1%

 

EUR

CPI (YoY) 

2.6%

2.7%

2.7%

 

EUR

German ZEW Economic Sentiment 

-11.5

-15.0

-18.2

 

EUR

ZEW Economic Sentiment 

-1.4

-1.1

-3.8

 

EUR

Core CPI (YoY) 

1.5%

1.6%

1.5%

 

USD

Core CPI (MoM) 

0.1%

0.2%

0.1%

 

USD

CPI (MoM) 

0.6%

0.5%

0.6%

 

USD

CPI (YoY) 

2.0%

1.9%

1.7%

 

USD

Core CPI (YoY) 

2.0%

2.0%

1.9%

 

USD

TIC Net Long-Term Transactions 

90.0B

45.3B

67.2B

 

USD

Industrial Production (MoM) 

0.4%

0.2%

-1.4%

Oct. 17

GBP

Average Earnings Index +Bonus 

1.7%

1.6%

1.6%

 

GBP

Claimant Count Change 

-4.0K

-1.0K

-14.2K

 

USD

Building Permits 

0.894M

0.810M

0.801M

 

USD

Housing Starts 

0.872M

0.770M

0.758M

 Oct. 18

GBP

Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.6%

0.4%

-0.1%

 

GBP

Retail Sales (YoY) 

2.5%

2.1%

2.5%

 

EUR

Spanish 10-Year Obligation Auction 

5.458%

 

5.666%

 

USD

Initial Jobless Claims 

388K

365K

342K

 

USD

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3252K

3275K

3281K

 

USD

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 

5.7

1.0

-1.9

Oct. 19 

USD

Existing Home Sales 

4.75M

4.75M

4.83M

Historical: From 2010 to present

Highest: 1921.05 on Sep 06, 2011

Average: 1457.33 over this period

Lowest: 1044.85 on Feb 05, 2010 

 

Economic Highlights of the coming week that affect the Euro, GBP, CHF and the USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 24 

07:58

EUR

French Manufacturing PMI 

44.0 

42.7 

 

08:28

EUR

German Manufacturing PMI 

48.0 

47.4 

 

09:00

EUR

German Ifo Business Climate Index 

101.6 

101.4 

 

09:00

EUR

German Current Assessment 

109.7 

110.3 

 

09:00

EUR

German Business Expectations 

94.3 

93.2 

 

11:00

GBP

CBI Industrial Trends Orders 

 

-8 

 

15:00

USD

New Home Sales

385K

373K

Oct.26 

07:00

EUR

GfK German Consumer Climate 

5.9 

5.9 

 

08:00

CHF

KOF Leading Indicators 

1.67 

1.67 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 22 09:10 Norway 

Oct 23 08:30 Spain 

Oct 23 14:30 UK 

Oct 23 17:00 US 

Oct 24 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 24 09:30 Germany 

Oct 24 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 24 15:30 Italy  

Oct 24 16:30 US 

Oct 25 00:30 Japan 

Oct 25 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 25 15:30 Italy  

Oct 25 17:00 US 

Oct 26 09:10 Italy

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