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Base Metals Market Watch August 18, 2015 - Emkay Commotrade
Aug 18,2015 16:05CST
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Base metals slipped in Asia trade as concerns about Japan's faltering economic growth add to existing economic worries about China.

By  Paul Ploumis 18 Aug 2015  Last updated at  03:26:36 GMT

Macro Headlines

• Muted global growth outlook at further risk from Chinese asset price deflation, US interest rate increase and Greece's possible Euro exit: Moody's

• US homebuilders confidence at 9 years high to 61 while Empire State manufacturing index tumbled to lowest since 2009

• Euro zone trade surplus widened to Euro 26.4B versus surplus of Euro 16.0B in June 14 


Base Metals: Base metals slipped in Asia trade as concerns about Japan's faltering economic growth add to existing economic worries about China. Japan reported a contraction in second quarter growth as household cuts spending. US lead and zinc scrap prices are buckling under the weight of lower London Metal Exchange prices, with tags inching down amid generally steady demand. Fears of slowing growth in China have been the main culprit behind the bear market in commodities over the last couple years. Metals were also weighed down by a stronger dollar after upbeat US economic data releases renewed expectations of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve by September. Prices of commodities, particularly of base metals, have been bearish for some time on account of lower Chinese demand and the possibility of a US interest rate hike. Metals today likely to trade in range bound manner as nothing major fundamental trigger or data to be found which influence more on metals side. Selling on rise on daily basis can be done in specific counters like Lead, Nickel and aluminum Today Indian currency market remains closed due to Parsi New Year. MCX metals move will be directly varied in respect to the change in intentional markets.

Trend Watch

MCX Resistance Support Comments
Gold 2632525700Major correction only below 25700. Until then dips will find buying support.
Silver 3630035000Fresh upside only above 36300 until then counter will drift lower.
Crude oil 28552700Failure to break below 2740 will see prices rebound above 2800.
Copper 342.50330Sustenance below 335 will see prices dip towards 330 levels.
Nickel705670Sideways between 679.50—700 levels. Breakout only above 706.
Zinc 121.55117.80Prices can test support around 118. A daily close below 118 will be negative.
Lead 115111.55A dip towards 111.55/111 levels is likely if prices break below 112.50.
Natural Gas185174.50Prices can test support between 176—174.50 zones. Sell on rise.
USDINR65.7065Buy on dips. Prices can head higher towards 65.70.

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