Crude oil fell slightly today. As of 15:01 today, WTI oil and Brent oil fell 0.68% and 0.55% respectively. Unexpected growth in crude inventories aroused concerns over demand. Meanwhile, economic data from the world's two largest oil consumers, the United States and China, missed expectations.
The IEA monthly report released yesterday also questioned Russia’s production cut cheating, mainly because its oil exports hit a record high. The IEA suspects that it has increased production to make up for the decline in oil revenue.
In terms of metals, as of the closing of the intraday trading, SHFE aluminum rose 1.24%, SHFE zinc rose 0.14%, and SHFE lead rose 0.1%. SHFE nickel fell 1.04%. SHFE copper fell 0.39%, and SHFE tin fell 0.1%.
In terms of ferrous metals, only stainless steel fell by 0.03%. Coking coal rose by 3.29%, iron ore jumped by 2.96%, coke rose by 2.43%, rebar gained by 1.45%, and hot-rolled coil rose by 1.21%.
As for LME metals, as of 15:07, only LME lead fell 0.05%. LME aluminum rose 0.07%, LME copper advanced 0.3%, LME nickel rose 0.37%, LME zinc climbed 0.66%, and LME tin rose 0.77%.
In terms of precious metals, SHFE gold fell 0.7%; SHFE silver fell 0.55%. As of 15:10 today, COMEX gold and silver rose 0.01% and 0.05% respectively.
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