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Traders continue to liquidate oil, gold and other commodities

Top Day Rec

07.09.09

Today offers up weekly jobless claims at 8:30 and wholesale inventories at 10.

Yesterday had a tinge of fear about it. The yen was wildly bid up to 109 as there was a capitulation to “carry trades” (borrow cheap yen and buy risk assets) as traders liquidated gold and oil and commodity currencies and paid back yen at any price (just get me out). The dollar was strong on this action and this was exacerbated by the US treasury auction which, in and of itself, was a wild success. (If you are domiciled in a foreign country and want to participate you have to buy dollars). Of course, with this 24 hour news cycle, EC, crude and oil are higher this morning while Yen is modestly lower on a snap back from this massive  liquidation.

Another auction today: the 30 year.

      

Jul 06

10:00

ISM Services

Jun

 

NA

46.0

44.0

 

Jul 08

10:30

Crude Inventories

07/03

 

NA

NA

-3.66M

 

Jul 08

15:00

Consumer Credit

May

 

NA

-$7.5B

-$15.7B

 

Jul 09

08:30

Initial Claims

07/04

 

NA

NA

NA

 

Jul 09

10:00

Wholesale Inventories

May

 

NA

-1.0%

-1.4%

 

Jul 10

08:30

Export Prices ex-ag.

Jun

 

NA

NA

0.3%

 

Jul 10

08:30

Import Prices ex-oil

Jun

 

NA

NA

0.2%

 

Jul 10

08:30

Trade Balance

May

 

NA

-$30.0B

-$29.2B

 

Jul 10

09:55

Mich Sentiment-Prel

Jul

 

NA

71.0

70.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today)

 

Sept Yen: pos with support at 105.50 

Sept Swiss: potential reversal day (unlikely)

Sept EC: neg but above daily res at 139.80    

Sept Canadian: neg with res at 86.70

Sept BP:  neg but above daily res at 162.00       

Sept ES: potential reversal day      

Sept NQ: neg with res at 1417.50       

Sept Mini Dow: neg with res at 8230  

Aug Gold: positive with daily support of 905   

Sept Silver: neg with res at 13.08

Sept Copper: neg with res at 221.90

Aug crude: neg with res at 62    

Nov Soybeans: neg with res at 9.12

Sept Wheat: neg with res at 5.28

Sept Ten Year: pos with support at 117.22          

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International Markets

Sept Bund:  pos with support at 121.50       

Sept Dax: neg with res at 4663

NKD: neg with res at 9475

 

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N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 ½%. Repeat: use Stops.  Don’t think about using Stops. Use Stops. Some find it appropriate to look at the margin requirement and use that as a stop or if it’s a steep initial requirement, use half.

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Charles Kespert

 

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