Silver Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 15-19, 2012 Forecast

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Silver Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 15-19, 2012 Forecast

Silver Weekly Fundamental Analysis October 15-19, 2012 Forecast

Introduction: Silver futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of silver (eg. 30000 grams) at a predetermined price on a future delivery date.

Some Facts about Silver

Silver is a soft, shiny and heavy metallic element with a brilliant white luster. A very ductile and malleable metal, its thermal and electrical conductivity is the highest of all known metals. Besides being used as a store of value, other main uses of silver include applications in areas such as electronics, photography and as antiseptics.

Consumers and producers of silver can manage silver price risk by purchasing and selling silver futures. Silver producers can employ a short hedge to lock in a selling price for the silver they produce while businesses that require silver can utilize a long hedge to secure a purchase price for the commodity they need.

Silver futures are also traded by speculators who assume the price risk that hedgers try to avoid in return for a chance to profit from favorable silver price movement. Speculators buy silver futures when they believe that silver prices will go up. Conversely, they will sell silver futures when they think that silver prices will fall.

Weekly Analysis and Recommendations:

Silver dipped toward the end of the week as traders took profits after silver rose as high as 34.378, but after a slew of positive economic news from the US, the doubts for future monetary policy from the Fed’s disappeared for the time being. Also the IMF this week reduced global growth which lowered the demand for industrial metals.

Date

Last

Open

High

Low

Change %

Oct 12, 2012

33.485

34.088

34.162

33.463

-1.80%

Oct 11, 2012

34.100

33.960

34.378

33.815

0.40%

Oct 10, 2012

33.963

33.835

34.188

33.748

0.37%

Oct 09, 2012

33.838

34.138

34.258

33.597

-0.90%

Oct 08, 2012

34.145

34.540

34.567

33.763

-1.15%

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Major Economic Events for the week of October 8-12, 2012 actual v. forecast for Euro, GPB, the Franc, and USD

Date

Currency

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 08

CHF

CPI (MoM) 

0.3%

0.3%

0.0%

 

EUR

German Industrial Production (MoM) 

-0.5%

-0.8%

1.2%

Oct. 09

GBP

RICS House Price Balance 

-15%

-20%

-18%

 

GBP

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-0.5%

-0.5%

2.8%

 

GBP

Manufacturing Production (MoM) 

-1.1%

-0.6%

3.1%

 

GBP

Trade Balance 

-9.8B

-8.5B

-7.3B

 

GBP

Industrial Production (YoY) 

-1.2%

-1.1%

-0.8%

 

GBP

NIESR GDP Estimate 

0.8%

 

0.1%

Oct. 10

USD

10-Year Note Auction 

1.700%

 

1.764%

Oct. 11

EUR

German CPI (MoM) 

0.0%

0.0%

0.4%

 

EUR

German CPI (YoY) 

2.0%

2.0%

2.1%

 

EUR

French CPI (MoM) 

-0.3%

0.1%

0.7%

 

USD

Import Price Index (MoM) 

1.1%

0.7%

1.1%

 

USD

Trade Balance 

-44.2B

-44.0B

-42.5B

 

USD

Initial Jobless Claims 

339K

370K

369K

 

USD

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3273K

3275K

3288K

Oct. 12

EUR

Industrial Production (MoM) 

0.6%

-0.4%

0.6%

 

USD

Core PPI (MoM) 

0.0%

0.2%

0.2%

 

USD

PPI (MoM) 

1.1%

0.7%

1.7%

 

USD

PPI (YoY) 

2.1%

1.8%

2.0%

 

USD

Core PPI (YoY) 

2.3%

2.5%

2.5%

 

USD

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

83.1

78.0

78.3

 

USD

Federal Budget Balance 

75.0B

42.0B

-191.0B

Historical: From 2010 to present

Highest: 49.813 on Apr 25, 2011

Average: 28.468 over this period.

Lowest: 14.655 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. 15

08:15

CHF

PPI (MoM) 

0.4%

0.5%

 

13:30

USD

Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.5%

0.8%

 

13:30

USD

NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 

-5.0

-10.4

Oct. 16

09:30

GBP

CPI (YoY) 

2.2%

2.5%

 

09:30

GBP

PPI Input (MoM) 

-0.1%

2.0%

 

09:30

GBP

CPI (MoM) 

0.4%

0.5%

 

09:30

GBP

PPI Input (YoY) 

-0.8%

1.4%

 

10:00

EUR

CPI (YoY) 

2.7%

2.7%

 

10:00

EUR

German ZEW Economic Sentiment 

-16.0

-18.2

 

10:00

EUR

Core CPI (YoY) 

 

1.5%

 

13:30

USD

Core CPI (MoM) 

0.2%

0.1%

 

13:30

USD

CPI (MoM) 

0.4%

0.6%

 

13:30

USD

CPI (YoY) 

1.8%

1.7%

 

13:30

USD

Core CPI (YoY) 

2.0%

1.9%

 

14:00

USD

TIC Net Long-Term Transactions 

 

67.0B

 

14:15

USD

Industrial Production (MoM) 

0.2%

-1.2%

Oct. 17

09:30

GBP

Average Earnings Index +Bonus 

 

1.5%

 

09:30

GBP

Claimant Count Change 

 

-15.0K

 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 15 09:10 Slovakia 

Oct 15 10:00 Norway 

Oct 16 08:30 Spain 

Oct 16 09:10 Greece 

Oct 16 09:30 Belgium 

Oct 17 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 17 09:30 Germany 

Oct 17 09:30 Portugal 

Oct 17 10:00 Norway 

Oct 17 14:30 Sweden 

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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