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German consumer confidence drops, gold traded higher into 1068

Top Day Rec

10.13.09

Another day thatís open in terms of eco releases. German consumer confidence drops. Gold traded higher into nominal resistance at 1068.00. Equities are flat. Crude is higher on dollar weakness. British continues to get crossed against the EC (chart below).

   

Oct 14

08:30

Export Prices ex-ag.

Sep

 

NA

NA

0.8%

 

Oct 14

08:30

Import Prices ex-oil

Sep

 

NA

NA

0.4%

 

Oct 14

08:30

Retail Sales

Sep

 

-2.7%

-2.1%

2.7%

 

Oct 14

08:30

Retail Sales ex-auto

Sep

 

-0.3%

0.2%

1.1%

 

Oct 14

10:00

Business Inventories

Aug

 

-1.2%

-0.9%

-1.0%

 

Oct 14

14:00

FOMC Minutes

Sep

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15

08:30

Initial Claims

10/10

 

540K

525K

521K

 

Oct 15

08:30

Continuing Claims

10/03

 

6000K

6060K

6040K

 

Oct 15

08:30

Core CPI

Sep

 

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

 

Oct 15

08:30

CPI

Sep

 

0.2%

0.2%

0.4%

 

Oct 15

10:00

Philadelphia Fed

Oct

 

13.5

12.3

14.1

 

Oct 15

13:00

Crude Inventories

10/09

 

 

 

-0.98M

 

Oct 16

09:00

Net Long-Term TIC Flows

Aug

 

NA

NA

15.3B

 

Oct 16

09:15

Capacity Utilization

Sep

 

70.1%

69.7%

69.6%

 

Oct 16

09:15

Industrial Production

Sep

 

0.4%

0.1%

0.8%

 

Oct 16

09:55

Mich Sentiment-Prel

Oct

 

74.0

73.5

73.5

 

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today). These are technical in nature only.

 

Dec Yen: potential reversal day     

Dec Swiss: positive with support at 96.85     

Dec EC: pos with support at 147.05

Dec Canadian: pos with support at 95.92

Dec BP:  neg with res at 159.50     

Dec ES: pos with support at 1066.50

Dec NQ: pos with support 1716.00     

Dec Mini Dow: pos with support 9782

Dec Gold: pos with support at 1051.00

Dec Silver: pos with support at 17.69     

Dec Copper: pos with support at 282.00  

Dec Crude: res at 75.25       

Nov Soybeans: pos with support at 9.73  

Dec Wheat: pos with support at 4.73

Dec Ten Year:  neg with res at 119.04   

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International Markets

Dec Bund: pos with support at 121.90  

Dec Dax:  pos with support at 5735

Dec NKD pos with support at 106.30  

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N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 Ĺ%. Repeat: use Stops.  Donít think about using Stops. Use Stops. Some find it appropriate to look at the margin requirement and use that as a stop or if itís a steep initial requirement, use half.

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Charles Kespert

 

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