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Surge in Italian bond yields
WEEKLY FUTURES REPORT  
11.09.11    
Filed 12:00 (midnight)    
  Last Last Week (11.02/11)
Dec Crude 95.78 93.04
Dec Heat 309.74 301.95
Dec Gas (Blended) 264.42 264.02

Crude fell in price on Wednesday as the Euro fell the most in a year against the dollar. Dollar strength was attributed to a surge in Italian bond yields. The markets were concerned that Italy was having trouble establishing a new government after the resignation of Berlusconi that would have enough political leverage to implemental fiscal reform. There is a fear that if Italian bond yields continue to rise, a recession could be triggered and with the resulting economic contraction, demand for crude and its products would evaporate. As this is going on, efforts to cobble together a new unity government in Greece were floundering. The dollar has a tendency to strengthen during periods of financial stress such as these. A stronger is a negative for the pricing of commodities. As the dollar strengthens, it takes fewer dollars to buy the same commodity so the pace of that commodity goes down in price to reflect the offsetting dollar appreciation. The dollar has appreciated 5% over the past three months against a trade weighted basket of currencies. Oil has been highly correlated to stock market price behavior and Wednesday saw a 3.7% decline on the S+P. Earlier in the session oil rose to a 3 month high after the release of the Department of Energy figures detailing weekly supply and demand. Crude stocks fell by 1.37 million barrels to 338.1 million barrels. The trade had been looking for an increase of 500,000 barrels. Distillate fuels declined by 6 million barrels to 135.9 million barrels. Gas stocks dropped by 2.11 million barrels to 204.2 million barrels. The supply declines couldn’t hold the price however as the more turned its concern to recessionary possibilities.

Now for the charts…

Even with today’s decline, the crude market is still overbought. Stochastics turning lower.

Gas is the weakest of the three charts.

  Support Resistance
Dec Crude 92.70 98.22
Dec Heat 305.00 317.00
Dec Gas 260.00 274.00

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METALS    
  Last Last Week
Dec Gold 1772.80 1740.50
Dec Silver 34.17 34.31
Jan Platinum 1635.00 1608.50

The market traded very technically and psychologically over the past five sessions. On Monday, the high was just shy of 1800 an ounce. On Tuesday, the market took out buy stops above the 1800 level and then on Wednesday there was a late afternoon capitalization in price with an attempt at the 1750 level. The market could have rallied as an

alternative currency and a safe haven store of value in the face of political instability and resolve in Greece and Italy. Instead, it decided to maintain its high degree of correlation with US equity markets and its reflexive nature with the dollar.

Now for the charts…

Look for a regression to the mean and a tag of the middle Bollinger band. Market is overbought with too many recent, weak hands.

Silver still exhibits weakness within the price bars.

  Support Resistance
Dec Gold 1755 1809
Dec Silver 32.50 33.55
Jan Plat 1600.00 1683

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SOFTS    
  Last Last Week
Dec Coffee 230.20 224.00
Mar Sugar 25.36 25.42

Coffee hit a new monthly high before recessionary fears induced profit taking and risk avoidance. Rains over key Brazilian growing regions allayed concern over the crop. Macro sentiment remains weak until new high ground is reached and with it clarity.

A strong technical correction in sugar suggests short covering in the face of physical surplus. Macro models will be pressed to support higher prices, however.

  Support Resistance
Dec Coffee 220.00 240.00
Mar Sugar 24.00 26.50
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  Last Last Week
Jan Soybeans 11.854 12.026
Dec Corn 6.55 6.45
Dec Wheat 6.43 6.234

Corn fell from a six week high while values in soybeans and wheat continued to erode on a weaker economic outlook for Europe. Corn stockpiles ahead of next year’s harvest may be 5.4% higher than previous estimates. The Department of Agriculture went on to say that soybeans and wheat supplies were also larger than initially projected. Wheat was lower by 2.1%, almost completely taking back recent gains.

Now for the charts…

What was said last week? The selling in soybeans isn’t over yet? It still isn’t over yet.

Narrowing of Bollinger bands suggests a break.

  Support Resistance
Jan Soybeans 10.25 12.14
Dec Corn 6.15 6.70
Dec Wheat 6.25 6.65

Chuck Kespert from NY/NY

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