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 Gold cracks 1200 overnight and Australia raises rates for the 3rd consecutive month

Top Day Rec

12.01.09

Gold cracks 1200 overnight on waning fears over Dubai and better manufacturing numbers out of China. Australia raises rates for the 3rd consecutive month to dampen inflationary expectations.

Cyber Monday sales were alleged to be higher by 14% year on year.  

Bonds are rolling to March as the front month today.

Our data points include construction spending, the ISM index, auto sales and pending home sales. Of course, the pink elephant in the room is the unemployment numbers on Friday.

 

Nov 30

09:45

Chicago PMI

Nov

 

52.5

53.3

54.2

 

Dec 01

10:00

Construction Spending

Oct

 

-0.7%

-0.4%

0.8%

 

Dec 01

10:00

ISM Index

Nov

 

54.0

54.8

55.7

 

Dec 01

10:00

Pending Home Sales

Oct

 

-3.0%

-0.5%

6.1%

 

Dec 01

14:00

Auto Sales

Nov

 

NA

NA

NA

 

Dec 01

14:00

Truck Sales

Nov

 

NA

NA

NA

 

Dec 02

07:30

Challenger Job Cuts

Nov

 

NA

NA

-50.7%

 

Dec 02

08:15

ADP Employment Report

Nov

 

-175K

-148K

-203K

 

Dec 02

10:30

Crude Inventories

11/27

 

NA

NA

1.02M

 

Dec 02

14:00

Fed Beige Book

Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 03

08:30

Initial Claims

11/28

 

500K

483K

466K

 

Dec 03

08:30

Continuing Claims

11/21

 

5550K

5517K

5423K

 

Dec 03

08:30

Productivity-Rev.

Q3

 

NA

8.5%

9.5%

 

Dec 03

08:30

Employment Cost Index

Q3

 

0.4%

NA

0.4%

 

Dec 03

10:00

ISM Services

Nov

 

50.7

51.5

50.6

 

Dec 04

08:30

Nonfarm Payrolls

Nov

 

-150K

-114K

-190K

 

Dec 04

08:30

Unemployment Rate

Nov

 

10.3%

10.2%

10.2%

 

Dec 04

08:30

Average Workweek

Nov

 

33.0

33.1

33.0

 

Dec 04

08:30

Hourly Earnings

Nov

 

0.1%

0.2%

0.3%

 

Dec 04

10:00

Factory Orders

Oct

 

-0.5%

0.1%

0.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today). These are technical in nature only, not fundamental.

 

Dec ES: pos with support at 1086.00

Dec NQ: neg with res at 1789   

Dec Mini Dow: pos with support at 10267

Feb Gold: pos with support at 1170

Mar Silver: neg with res at 18.81      

Mar Copper: pos with support at 312.70

Dec Yen: pos with support at 114.50         

Dec Swiss: possible reversal day        

Dec EC: possible reversal day (doesnít look likely)

Dec Canadian: neg but above daily resistance at 95.32     

Dec BP:  neg with res at 166.70   

Dec Aussie: neg with res at 92.32    

Jan Crude: neg with res at 78.40        

Jan Soybeans: pos with support at 10.50    

Mar Wheat: pos with support at 5.77      

Mar Ten Year:  pos with support at 119.14

Mar 30 Year : pos with support at 121.29

Mar Eurodollar: neg with res at 99.645    

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International Markets

Mar Bund: pos with support at 123.01     

Mar Dax:  neg with res at 5767

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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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