Natural Gas Fundamental Analysis May 16, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

Natural Gas continues to surprise the markets trading up today at 2.464 adding 0.033. Markets seem to believe that many producers are closing down or lowering production. This is more like manipulation to drive up prices. Gas is not financial worthwhile to produce under 3.00 and while there are ample supplies producers are losing money

Warm weather forecasts might also help use up additional supplies. Markets are hoping to see a reduction in inventory this week.

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Economic Reports May 15, 2012 actual v. forecast

 

EUR

 

 

 

French CPI (MoM) 

0.1%

 

0.3% 

 

0.8% 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

French GDP (QoQ) 

0.0%

 

0.0% 

 

0.1% 

   

 

EUR

 

 

 

German GDP (QoQ) 

0.5%

 

0.1% 

 

-0.2% 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German GDP (YoY) 

1.7%

 

0.8% 

 

1.5% 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

French Non-Farm Payrolls (QoQ) 

0.1%

 

-0.2% 

 

-0.1% 

 

 

 

GBP

 

 

 

Trade Balance 

-8.6B

 

-8.4B 

 

-8.6B 

   

 

EUR

 

 

 

GDP (QoQ) 

0.0%

 

-0.2% 

 

-0.3% 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German ZEW Economic Sentiment 

10.8

 

19.0 

 

23.4 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

ZEW Economic Sentiment 

-2.4

 

11.7 

 

13.1 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Core CPI (MoM) 

0.2%

 

0.2% 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.1%

 

0.2% 

 

0.8% 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

CPI (MoM) 

0.0%

 

0.1% 

 

0.3% 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.1%

 

0.2% 

 

0.7% 

   

 

USD

 

 

 

NY Empire State MFG Index 

17.1

 

8.5 

 

6.6 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

CPI (YoY) 

2.3%

 

2.3% 

 

2.7% 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Core CPI (YoY) 

2.3%

 

2.3% 

 

2.3% 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

TIC Net Long-Term Transactions 

36.2B

 

19.4B 

 

10.1B 

   

 

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

May 16 

09:30

 

GBP

 

 

Average Earnings Index +Bonus 

 

 

1.0% 

 

1.1% 

 

 

 

09:30

 

GBP

 

 

Claimant Count Change 

 

 

5.0K 

 

3.6K 

 

 

 

10:00

 

EUR

 

 

CPI (YoY) 

 

 

2.6% 

 

2.6% 

 

 

 

10:00

 

EUR

 

 

Core CPI (YoY) 

 

 

1.5% 

 

1.6% 

 

 

 

10:30

 

GBP

 

 

BoE Inflation Report 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30

 

GBP

 

 

BoE Gov King Speaks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30

 

EUR

 

 

German 10-Year Bund Auction 

 

 

 

 

1.770% 

 

 

 

11:00

 

EUR

 

 

Portuguese Unemployment Rate 

 

 

 

 

14.00% 

 

 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Building Permits 

 

 

0.730M 

 

0.764M 

 

 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Housing Starts 

 

 

0.680M 

 

0.654M 

 

 

 

14:15

 

USD

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

 

 

0.6% 

 

0.0% 

 

 

 

15:00

 

EUR

 

 

ECB President Draghi Speaks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:00

 

USD

 

 

FOMC Meeting Minutes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 17

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Initial Jobless Claims 

 

 

365K 

 

367K 

 

 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Continuing Jobless Claims 

 

 

3235K 

 

3229K 

 

 

 

15:00

 

USD

 

 

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 

 

 

10.0 

 

8.5 

 

 

 

WEEKLY

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