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Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis – November 5, 2015 – Forecast – Gold, Silver & Platinum

Barry Norman

Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis – November 5, 2015 – Forecast - Gold, Silver & Platinum
Analysis and Recommendations:

Gold recovered $3.60 to trade at 1117.70 giving a bit of its gains in the morning. Gold tumbled as low as $1113 on Tuesday. Silver is up a few points as the US dollar continued to gain and is trading at 15.25 and Platinum added $3.40 to 965.80. Gold prices fell to their lowest in a month on Tuesday, with investors reluctant to bet on the precious metal ahead of U.S. employment numbers later this week. Gold steadied near one-month lows on Wednesday as the previous day’s slide tempted some price-sensitive buyers back to the market, but it remained under pressure from a rising dollar and talk of a near-term hike in U.S. interest rates.

Federal Reserve officials kept short-term interest rates unchanged near zero last week but opened the door wider to the Fed raising rates at its final 2015 meeting in December. And higher rates would be bad news for gold, which pays its holders nothing and struggles to compete with yield-bearing investments when borrowing costs rise.

A strong U.S. nonfarm payroll number on Friday would bolster the case for the Fed to raise rates this year.

The payrolls report will be particularly scrutinized, he said. “A stronger-than-expected number will put the cat among the pigeons, considering it would be the first above-expectation number since May.”

Rising interest rates would weigh on gold by lifting the opportunity costs of holding non-yielding assets while boosting the dollar, in which bullion is priced.

The dollar rose 0.6 percent against a basket of major currencies.

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 up to the data analysis and information in our weekly reports.

Today’s economic releases:

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  USD

 

API Weekly Crude Oil Stock

2.800M

 

4.100M

 

 

  NZD

 

Employment Change (QoQ) (Q3)

-0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

   

  NZD

 

Unemployment Rate (Q3)

6.0%

6.0%

5.9%

 

 

  AUD

 

Retail Sales (MoM) (Sep)

0.4%

0.4%

0.4%

 

 

  AUD

 

Trade Balance (Sep)

-2.317B

-3.000B

-2.711B

   

  CNY

 

Caixin Services PMI (Oct)

52.0

50.8

50.5

 

 

  EUR

 

German Services PMI (Oct)

54.5

55.2

55.2

 

 

  EUR

 

ECB President Draghi Speaks  

 

 

 

 

 

  EUR

 

Markit Composite PMI (Oct)

53.9

54.0

54.0

 

 

  EUR

 

Services PMI (Oct)

54.1

54.2

54.2

 

 

  GBP

 

Services PMI (Oct)

54.9

54.5

53.3

 

 

  USD

 

FOMC Member Brainard Speaks 

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

ADP Nonfarm Employment (Oct)

 

180K

200K

   

 

Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  AUD

 

RBA Governor Stevens Speaks  

 

 

 

 

 

  JPY

 

Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

FOMC Member Stanley Fischer 

 

 

 

 

 

  EUR

 

German Factory Orders (MoM) (Sep)

 

1.0%

-1.8%

 

 

  EUR

 

ECB Economic Bulletin  

 

 

 

 

 

  EUR

 

Retail Sales (MoM) (Sep)

 

0.2%

0.0%

 

 

  EUR

 

ECB President Draghi Speaks  

 

 

 

 

 

  GBP

 

Interest Rate Decision (Nov)

 

0.50%

0.50%

 

 

  GBP

 

BoE MPC Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

  GBP

 

BoE Gov Carney Speaks  

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

FOMC Member Dudley Speaks  

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

Initial Jobless Claims

 

262K

260K

 

 

  USD

 

Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) (Q3)  

 

2.3%

-1.4%

 

 

  USD

 

FOMC Member Stanley Fischer 

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

FOMC Member Lockhart Speaks 

 

 

 

   

Government Bond Auctions

Date Time Country

Nov 03 10:10 Austria Holds RAGB bond sale

Nov 04 15:30 Sweden Announces details of Bond on 11 Nov

Nov 04 N/A Holland Announces details of Bond on 10 Nov

Nov 05 09:30 Spain Auctions Bonos

Nov 05 09:50 France Auctions OATs

Nov 05 10:03 Sweden Holds I/L bond auction

Nov 09 12:00 Norway Details bond auction on 11 Nov

Nov 09 15:30 Italy Announces details of BTPs/CCTeu on 12 Nov

Nov 09 N/A US Holds 3-year note auction

Nov 10 10:30 UK 0.125% 2058 I/L Gilt auction

Nov 10 N/A Holland Eur 2.0-3.0bn 0% Apr 2018 DSL

Nov 10 N/A US Holds 10-year note auction

Nov 11 10:03 Sweden Holds bond auction

Nov 11 11:15 Norway Holds bond auction

Nov 11 10:30 Germany Eur 3bn 0.25% Oct 2020 Bobl

Nov 12 10:10 Italy Auctions BTPs/CCTeus

Nov 12 10:30 UK 4.25% 2039 Gilt auction

Nov 12 N/A US Holds 30-year bond auction

 

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