Silver Fundamental Analysis October 18, 2012 Forecast

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Silver Fundamental Analysis October 18, 2012 Forecast

Silver Fundamental Analysis October 18, 2012 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendations:

Silver climbed 0.248 today to trade at 33.207. Buying interest in the precious metals was somewhat limited Wednesday by a very strong U.S. housing starts report. The housing report follows recent U.S. economic data that has shown improvement in the U.S. economy. This has been a negative for the precious metals because it leads to notions the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin to turn off its monetary policy stimulus spigot that has been turned open wide the past four years.

The market place is awaiting key events on Thursday. China is expected to issue its third-quarter gross domestic product data, while the EU leaders’ summit begins Thursday.  Silver futures prices closed nearer the session high and also saw more short covering and bargain hunting following recent selling pressure. Bulls still need to show more power to see some fresh upside momentum develop

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Economic Data October 17, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

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 

  

 

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

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 18

09:30

GBP

Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.4%

-0.2%

 

09:30

GBP

Retail Sales (YoY) 

2.1%

2.7%

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 18 08:30 Spain           

Oct 18 08:50 France 

Oct 18 09:30 UK 

Oct 18 09:50 France 

Oct 18 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 18 15:00 US 

Oct 18 17:00 US 

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