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Monday, 3 December 2018


BULLION:-

Gold prices rose on Tuesday, after hitting a more than one-month high earlier in the session, as the dollar stumbled after the United States and China agreed to a temporary truce in their trade conflict that rattled global markets. "Dollar weakness is primarily driving gold prices higher," said Benjamin Lu, a commodities analyst at Phillip Futures. "Markets seem little doubtful about the success of this Sino-U.S. trade war truce... It seems a bit cautious," Lu added. The dollar weakened against its major peers on Tuesday, as the thaw in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing supported investor confidence though concerns about the fragility of the truce capped wider gains in risk assets. Analysts now expect market focus to move to the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy. Markets are expecting a fourth rate hike at its Dec. 18-19 meeting. Gold has fallen about 10 percent from a peak in April as investors preferred the dollar as safe haven, with U.S.-China trade friction unfolding against a backdrop of higher U.S. interest rates.

METALS:-

London copper fell to close at $6,250/mt overnight after it climbed to a high of $6,328.5/mt. Despite an initial increase to a high of 50,370 yuan/mt, the SHFE 1902 contract fell into negative territory to close at 49,910 yuan/mt overnight. Copper prices are expected to stay at highs as a ceasefire in the US-China trade war, the Fed’s dovish tone and expected oil supply cuts prompt investors to shun safe-haven US currency and to turn to riskier assets. LME copper is likely to trade at $6,230-6,280/mt today with the SHFE 1902 contract at 49,800-50,250 yuan/mt. Spot premiums are seen at 100-200 yuan/mt. London nickel fluctuated to close at $11,195/mt overnight. The SHFE 1901 contract regained some losses to end at 91,500 yuan/mt after it fell to a low of 91,080 yuan/mt. Weak domestic fundamentals could provide SHFE nickel with limited upward momentum. We expect LME nickel to hover around $11,200/mt today with the SHFE 1901 contract at 91,000-92,500 yuan/mt. Spot prices are seen at 91,500-100,500 yuan/mt.

ENERGY:-


Oil prices rose on Tuesday, extending strong gains from the previous day amid expected OPEC-led supply cuts and a mandated reduction in Canadian output. The 90-day truce in the trade dispute between the United States and China was also still supporting markets, traders said. Both crude benchmarks climbed by around 4 percent the previous session after Washington and Beijing agreed a truce in their trade disputes and said they would negotiate for 90 days before taking any further action. Middle East dominated Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will on Dec. 6 meet at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to agree a joint output policy. "A cut in OPEC and Russia production of 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) will be required to reverse the ongoing counter-seasonally large increase in inventories," the bank said. It added that it expected a joint effort by OPEC and Russia to withhold supply to push Brent oil prices "above the mid-$60 per barrel level".


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Wednesday, 28 November 2018


BULLION:-
Gold prices firmed on Thursday as the dollar faltered following dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, calming investor concerns over the pace of rate hikes. "The dovish Fed stance was relatively constructive from pure dollar trade perspective and it could edge off the dollar and continue to do so until the year end, which is quite significant for gold prices," said Stephen Innes, APAC trading head at OANDA in Singapore. The dollar slipped from a two-week high on Wednesday after Powell said interest rates are just below neutral, raising expectations that the U.S. central bank is closer to the end of its rate hike cycle. USD/ weaker dollar helps other local currencies such as China and India get back in the game, which could add to gold's lustre," Innes added. A weaker greenback makes the dollar-denominated gold cheaper for other non-U.S. buyers.

METALS:-
Copper led gains across base metals overnight, as the US dollar dipped from two-week highs after the US Federal Reserve described interest rates as "just below" the neutral rate. LME copper rebounded back above all moving averages, and above the Bollinger middle band. It closed at $6,251.5/mt after surged to a high of $6,269/mt. The SHFE copper dominant contract changed to the 1902 contract overnight, which rallied above the five- and 60-day moving averages on longs’ support. We expect it to trade at 49,200-49,600 yuan/mt with its LME counterpart trading at $6,180-6,230/mt today. Spot premiums are set at 70-130 yuan/mt. As a weaker US dollar grew confidence across longs, LME nickel broke pressure at $10,860/mt and rose to a high of $10,880/mt after hovering around the daily moving average overnight. The SHFE 1901 contract registered a slower growth, pressured by domestic slow consumption.  

ENERGY:-
Oil prices ticked higher on Thursday on optimism that trade talks at the G20 meeting could aid the global economy and improve the demand outlook, while an increase in U.S. crude inventories to their highest in a year curbed gains. "We have seen huge increases in supply and the demand picture is in question. However, we might see some movement on global trade issues at the G20 meeting which starts on Friday," said Michael McCarthy, chief strategist at CMC Markets and Stock broking. Investors in commodity markets are looking ahead to the meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 nations (G20), the world's biggest economies, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with the U.S.-China trade war at the top of the agenda. U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a trade deal with China but is also prepared to hike tariffs on imports from the country if there is no breakthrough on longstanding trade issues during a dinner on Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday. Said China will widen market access for foreign investors and step up protection of intellectual property rights. Rising supplies are keeping a lid on prices.


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Thursday, 1 November 2018


BULLION:-

Gold prices were steady in early Asian trade on Friday, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session, while the dollar inched up ahead of the U.S. payrolls data due later in the day. According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls probably rebounded by 190,000 jobs in October after Florence depressed restaurant and retail payrolls in September. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping both expressed optimism on Thursday about resolving their bitter trade disputes ahead of a high-stakes meeting planned for the two leaders at the end of November in Argentina. Trump increased economic pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new sanctions aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports.

METALS:-

LME copper closed near day-highs of $6,143/mt overnight as the US dollar index came off from multi-month highs on weak-than-expected economic data and a rebound in the pound. SHFE copper also closed near session-highs overnight, which returned it to the 60-day moving average. In the physical market, cash flow issues prompted sellers to offload cargoes while spot premiums rose from previous declines in prices of futures. Trades improved as traders purchased on demand. LME copper is likely to trade at $6,040-6,130/mt with SHFE copper at 49,880-49,400 yuan/mt. Spot premiums are seen up to 50 yuan/mt. London Nickel was the best performer among LME and SHFE base metals overnight. LME nickel is likely to hover around $11,700/mt today with the SHFE 1901 contract at 96,500-98,500 yuan/mt. Spot prices are seen at 97,500-106,000 yuan/mt.

ENERGY:-

Oil prices fell on Friday as surging output by the world's three largest producers outweighed supply concerns from the start of U.S. sanctions next week against Iran's petroleum exports. Crude oil prices took a severe hit as investors were unnerved on rising global inventories and record high output in 2018," said Benjamin Lu of brokerage Phillip Futures. Brent has fallen by over 12 percent since the beginning of October, while WTI has lost more than 13 percent in value. The downward pressure on oil is also visible in the physical market, where top exporter Saudi Arabia is expected to cut crude prices for December cargoes amid higher supply and a glut in refined products that has eroded refinery profits. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) boosted oil production in October to 33.31 million barrels per day (bpd), a Reuters survey found this week.



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Sunday, 28 October 2018


BULLION:-

Gold rose on Friday to a more than three-month peak as investors rushed to the safety of bullion as stock markets around the globe plunged, putting the metal on track for its fourth week of gains. Spot gold was on course for a fourth weekly gain, its longest winning streak since January. Stocks worldwide spiraled downward on Friday and were set to post their worst weekly losing streak in more than five years. Rising rates are normally negative for gold because they increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion and could boost the dollar, in which gold is priced. Gold demand in India this week was muted as a recent rally in domestic prices prompted buyers to postpone purchases despite the approaching festival and wedding season. Prices are up more than 6 percent after falling to $1,159.96 an ounce in mid-August, the lowest since January 2017.

METALS:-

The SHFE 1812 contract lost support at the Bollinger middle band as exiting longs lowered it to an intraday low of 49,720 yuan/mt. It settled at 49,750 yuan/mt with open interest shrinking 2,268 lots. The SHFE 1901 contract gained 3,084 lots in open interest today. With pressure at the five-day moving average and an extended MACD green line, the 1812 contract will test support at 49,500 yuan/mt tonight. The SHFE 1901 contract fell below the 100,000 yuan/mt level in the afternoon and failed to rebound till closing as shorts accumulated. It slid to an intraday low of 99,220 yuan/mt, the lowest in half a year. Some 435 million yuan of capital entered all SHFE nickel contracts, the greatest among base metals contracts. We expect the contract to test pressure at 100,000 yuan/mt tonight as its KDJ indicators expanded downwards. Investors may take more cues tonight from the US GDP for the third quarter and University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for October.


ENERGY:-


Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by expectations that sanctions on Iran would tighten global supplies, but futures posted a weekly drop as a slump in stock markets and concerns about trade wars clouded the fuel demand outlook. Prices got some support when two sources said on Friday Iraq will stop trucking crude oil from its northern Kirkuk oil field to Iran in November to comply with U.S. sanctions. has said it wants to reduce Iranian oil sales to zero, although this looks unlikely. Still, many buyers, including Iran's biggest customer, China, appear to be falling in line, forcing Tehran to store unsold oil on tankers. You move forward and see people playing by the rules, which I don't believe ever really happens, you'll see supply come off and we could run into an issue later," said Michael McAllister, director of equity research at MUFG Securities.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018


BULLION:-
Gold The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.1 per cent. Stocks on major world markets edged lower on Tuesday, with a decline in the materials sector offsetting rising energy shares. US long-dated Treasury yields fell on Tuesday in choppy trading, as investors took a respite from selling bonds that took rates to multi-year highs following recent economic data and on interest rate prospects over the next year and a half. Risks to the global financial system have risen over the past six months and could increase sharply if pressures in emerging markets escalate or global trade relations deteriorate further, the IMF said on Wednesday

METALS:-
The SHFE 1811 contract also performed strongly overnight. It jumped past 107,000 yuan/mt to the highest since September and ended at 106,950 yuan/mt. The metal was voted as the most promising base metal for 2019 at this year's LME week in London, which might account for the recent increases in prices of futures. We expect LME nickel to hover at $12,800/mt today with the SHFE 1811 contract trading at 105,500-107,500 yuan/mt. Spot prices are seen at 105,000-112,000 yuan/mt. London copper rebounded above the daily moving average to a high of $6,303.5/mt and settled at $6,295/mt on Tuesday after the dollar dipped when US bond yields fell. On the technical front, LME copper managed to stand firmly above the five- and 10-day moving averages and approached the upper Bollinger band. Its MACD red line extended, reflecting the strength of longs. The SHFE 1811 contract soared to a high of 51,140 yuan/mt after it hovered at the daily moving average overnight.

ENERGY:-
Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after the IMF lowered its global growth forecasts but prices were supported as Hurricane Michael churned towards Florida, causing the shutdown of nearly 40 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude output. Trade tensions and rising import tariffs were taking a toll on commerce, while emerging markets struggle with tighter financial conditions and capital outflows, the IMF said are peaking at the most opportunistic time given waning global growth narrative," said Stephen Innes, head of trading APAC at OANDA in Singapore. In the United States, nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael



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Tuesday, 18 September 2018


BULLION:-

Gold The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.1 per cent. China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Asian stocks rose and US Treasury yields hovered near four-month highs on Wednesday, as investors looked past the latest escalation in the US-China trade conflict, seen by some market participants as less severe than expected. The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a mammoth spending package including $675 billion for the Defense Department and a measure to keep the entire federal government open until Dec. 7, a step toward avoiding a Sept. 30 shutdown. 

METALS:-

London copper led the gains overnight and settled 2.36% higher at $6,091/mt when eased market worries buoyed most base metals. It broke resistance at the 40-day moving average as shorts exited, and may test pressure above at the 60-day moving average in the short run. The SHFE 1811 contract also closed higher at 49,610 yuan/mt after rising to a high of 49,730 yuan/mt. Spot premiums will remain firm at 250-310 yuan/mt today.   Both LME nickel and the SHFE 1811 contract closed slightly higher as investors reduced concerns over the China-US trade war. Fresh US tariffs imposed on Chinese goods are expected to cause limited impact on the downstream stainless steel sector as China barely exports such products to the US. We expect LME nickel to consolidate around $12,300/mt today with the 1811 contract trading at 101,500-103,000 yuan/mt. Spot prices are set at 101,500-108,000 yuan/mt today. 

ENERGY:-

Oil prices on Wednesday pulled back from gains racked up the previous day, pushed down amid a surprise climb in U.S. crude stockpiles. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 fell 0.20 percent, or 14 cents, to $69.71 a barrel. U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels to 397.1 million in the week to Sept. 14, according to data released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API). That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 2.7 million barrels. Stockpiles of distillate fuels, which include diesel and heating oil, rose by 1.5 million barrels, the API data showed, compared with expectations for a 651,000-barrel gain. U.S. crude build temporarily grabbed trader attention," said Chen Kai, head of commodities research at broker Shengda Futures.



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Monday, 10 September 2018



BULLION:-

The price of gold was flat as Friday’s upbeat jobs report increased expectations of a Fed rate hike in September. Expectations of higher interest rates tend to boost the dollar by making the currency more attractive to yield-seeking investors. Higher rates are a negative for gold as the precious metal, which does not pay interest, struggles to compete with yield-bearing assets when rates rise. Trade tensions with China continued, as U.S. President Donald Trump warned he would impose tariffs on $267 billion worth of Chinese imports, on top of an earlier promise of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trade worry and rate hike expectations have pushed the greenback near a one-year high, which weighed on gold. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.21% to 94.84.Gold usually falls as the dollar rises, as it is denominated in the U.S. currency and is sensitive to moves in the dollar. Bullion becomes more expensive for holders of other currencies when the dollar rises and cheaper when it falls.

ENREGY:-
Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and as investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November. Benchmark Brent crude oil  rose $1.09 a barrel, or 1.4 percent, to a high of $77.92 and was trading at $77.85 by 0900 GMT. U.S. light crude was 70 cents higher at $68.45. U.S. drillers cut two oil rigs last week, bringing the total count to 860, Baker Hughes said on Friday. The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States has stalled since May, reflecting increases in well productivity but also bottlenecks and infrastructure constraints. the United States, Iranian crude oil exports are declining ahead of a November deadline for the implementation of new U.S. sanctions.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018


Precious Metals

CS GOLD (OCT) OVERVIEW: TREND : SIDEWAYS RESIST

 2: 29730 RESIST
1: 29680 SUP
1: 29590 SUP
2: 29550

CS SILVER (SEP) OVERVIEW: TREND : SIDEWAYS RESIST

2: 38200 RESIST
 1: 38050 SUP
1: 37800 SUP
 2: 37700

Base Metals

CS COPPER (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : SIDEWAYS RESIST

 2: 421.00 RESIST
1: 418.00 SUP
 1: 413.00 SUP
2: 410.00

 CS NICKEL (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : BEARISH RESIST 

2: 963.00 RESIST
 1: 952.00 SUP
1: 922.00 SUP
2: 903.00

CS ZINC (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : BEARISH RESIST 
2: 182.00 RESIST
1: 180.50 SUP
1: 177.00 SUP
2: 175.50
CS LEAD (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : SIDEWAYS RESIST
 2: 148.00 RESIST
1: 146.50 SUP
1: 143.50 SUP
 2: 142.00
CS ALUMINIUM (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : BEARISH RESIST 
2: 141.50 RESIST
1: 140.50 SUP
1: 138.50 SUP
2: 137.50

Energies

CS CRUDE OIL (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : BEARISH RESIST
 2: 4860 RESIST
1: 4820 SUP
1: 4720 SUP
2: 4670

CS NATURAL GAS (AUG) OVERVIEW: TREND : BULLISH RESIST
 2: 198.50 RESIST
 1: 197.50 SUP
1: 195.00 SUP
2: 193.50

MCX CRUDE AUG on Monday as seen in the Daily chart opened at 4717 levels and made day high of 4812 levels. During this period crude came down to 4713 levels and finally closed at 4767 levels. Now, there are chances of further upside movement technically & fundamentally.

  •   Oil rises ahead of renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran.
  •   Much of the northern hemisphere has been gripped by extreme heat this summer, pushing up demand for industrial and residential cooling.

DAILY RECOMMENDATION: BUY MCX CRUDE AUG ABOVE 4770 LEVELS FOR TARGET OF 4800/4820 WITH SL 4720 OF LEVELS.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

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Gold Remains Near One-Year Low.

Gold prices were steady near a one-year low on Wednesday as a higher dollar and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell continued to weigh. Powell reiterated the central bank should gradually increase interest rates at his hearing at Congress on Tuesday. Trade tensions and fiscal policy made the future uncertain, he added. The Fed raised rates twice this year and is expected to raise rates at least once more before the end of the year. Higher rates are a negative for gold as the precious metal, which does not pay interest, struggles to compete with yield-bearing assets when rates rise. Gold falls as the dollar rises, as the precious metal is denominated in the U.S. currency and is sensitive to moves in the dollar.

Zinc chalked up its largest daily gain in a year, recovering from this week’s one-year low on bargain hunting and falling inventories.

Zinc on MCX settled up 4.71% at 181.15 gained on short covering tracking weakness from LME Zinc prices which pulled away from one-year lows hit earlier in the week and the metal recorded its first daily jump in seven trading days in Shanghai, tracking a rise on the London Metal Exchange (LME) amid plunging inventories. Zinc prices is down 10.1 percent so far this month in Shanghai and 11.3 percent in London on concerns about oversupply, but it had been boosted by positive data from top metals consumer China on Tuesday. in a note, adding that zinc was “one of the metals most leveraged to the housing and construction sectors. Meanwhile expectations for a rise in zinc concentrate supplies in coming years have driven down the metal price in London to one-year lows, but smelting capacity constraints suggest the sell-off is premature.

Aluminium exports record second monthly high in Jun.

China’s export volumes of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products logged its second monthly high, of all time, in June as the growth in extrusion exports exceeded the decline in flat rolled product exports, SMM research found. The total figure for the first six months of this year grew 11.3% on the year and registered 2.72 million mt. SMM found that extrusion exports in June were substantially boosted by the depreciating Chinese yuan. Export orders for aluminium coil for remelting also boomed in June on high profits.

Oil prices extend gains, buoyed by unexpected drop in U.S. gasoline stocks.

Oil prices on Thursday extended gains from the previous session, buoyed after official data showed that U.S. inventories of gasoline, diesel and heating oil unexpectedly fell last week.A Reuters poll taken before the data release had forecast that gasoline stocks would be unchanged and distillate stockpiles would show a build of around 900,000 barrels. U.S. crude stocks rose by 5.8 million barrels last week, compared with a forecast of a decline of 3.6 million barrels. Oil production reached a record 11 million barrels per day, the EIA said. The United States has added nearly 1 million bpd in production since November, thanks to rapid increases in shale drilling.

Precious Metals

CS GOLD (AUG) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 30100
RESIST 1: 30000
SUP 1: 29650
SUP 2: 29550
CS SILVER (SEP) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 38900
RESIST 1: 38700
SUP 1: 38000
SUP 2: 37800

Base Metals

CS COPPER (AUG) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 428.00
RESIST 1: 426.00
SUP 1: 417.00
SUP 2: 415.00
CS NICKEL (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 950.00
RESIST 1: 945.00
SUP 1: 915.00
SUP 2: 910.00
CS ZINC (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 187.00
RESIST 1: 185.00
SUP 1: 177.00
SUP 2: 175.00
CS LEAD (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 153.00
RESIST 1: 151.00
SUP 1: 146.00
SUP 2: 144.00
CS ALUMINIUM (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 143.00
RESIST 1: 141.00
SUP 1: 138.00
SUP 2: 136.00

Energies

CS CRUDE OIL (AUG) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 4770
RESIST 1: 4730
SUP 1: 4630
SUP 2: 4590
CS NATURAL GAS (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 192.00
RESIST 1: 190.00
SUP 1: 185.00
SUP 2: 183.00
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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Gold Prices Edge Lower After Fed Comments.

Gold Prices were slightly lower on Wednesday and hovered near a one-year low as the dollar strengthened following Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on Tuesday that reinforced views the central bank is on track to gradually raise interest rates. A U.S. central banker said on Tuesday that the Fed should ease away from money policy accommodation and raise interest rate to avoid inflation as data showed the U.S. economy has improved in recent months. “At a time of full employment with price stability, policy should be a neutral influence on economic activity,” Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said in remarks prepared for delivery to an agricultural symposium. “Gradual further increases in our policy rate will be necessary to return policy to a neutral stance, although there is considerable uncertainty about exactly how far or fast we need to go.”

Copper prices edged lower pushed down by a stronger dollar and fears that demand will be damaged by a global trade war and weaker economic growth in China.

Copper on MCX settled down -0.85% at 417.85 on fresh selling tracking weakness from LME copper prices which was depressed by a stronger US dollar to a low of around $6,150/mt. However, we expect copper prices to see limited downward room in the short term as the union at Escondida rejected BHP’s offer and a threat of strike remains. While Concerns over the US-China trade disputes and weak Chinese economic data weighed on market sentiment and copper prices.

Zinc recovered on short covering after prices remained under pressure amid worries over Washington-Beijing trade war curbing demand.

Zinc on MCX settled up 1.29% at 173 gained on short covering as support seen after LME zinc prices halted its downward trend while sentiments still remain weak with pressure from a rising US dollar. Zinc prices are likely to gain some support from shrinking social inventories across Shanghai, Guangdong and Tianjin. We expect the contract to strengthen today given LME zinc’s strong performance. Last night the US dollar index gained 0.48% to close at 94.96 on Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks that back more rate increases as the economy is growing “considerably stronger”.

Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in U.S. stockpiles.

Oil prices dropped on Wednesday after an industry group reported that U.S. crude inventories rose last week, defying analyst expectations for a significant reduction.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down 36 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $67.72. It settled up 2 cents at $68.08 a barrel the session before, coming off a nearly one-month low. The benchmarks had steadied after big declines on Monday and last week as supply disruptions in Venezuela came to the fore and as analysts had been forecasting a decline of 3.6 million barrels in U.S. inventories for the week through July 13. But the specter of oversupply quickly returned, with a rise of more than 600,000 barrels in U.S. crude stockpiles, reported by the American Petroleum Institute late on Tuesday.

Precious Metals

CS GOLD (AUG) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 29950
RESIST 1: 29850
SUP 1: 29500
SUP 2: 29400
CS SILVER (SEP) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 38900
RESIST 1: 38700
SUP 1: 38150
SUP 2: 37950

Base Metals

CS COPPER (AUG) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 426.00
RESIST 1: 424.00
SUP 1: 414.00
SUP 2: 412.00
CS NICKEL (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 950.00
RESIST 1: 945.00
SUP 1: 910.00
SUP 2: 905.00
CS ZINC (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 178.00
RESIST 1: 176.00
SUP 1: 170.00
SUP 2: 168.00
CS LEAD (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 153.00
RESIST 1: 151.00
SUP 1: 146.00
SUP 2: 144.00
CS ALUMINIUM (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : SIDEWAYS
RESIST 2: 143.00
RESIST 1: 141.00
SUP 1: 138.00
SUP 2: 136.00

Energies

CS CRUDE OIL (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 4720
RESIST 1: 4680
SUP 1: 4580
SUP 2: 4540
CS NATURAL GAS (JULY) OVERVIEW:
TREND : BEARISH
RESIST 2: 192.00
RESIST 1: 190.00
SUP 1: 183.00
SUP 2: 181.00
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