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Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis, April 14, 2015 – Forecast – Gold, Silver & Platinum

Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis, April 14, 2015 - Forecast - Gold, Silver & Platinum
Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis, April 14, 2015 – Forecast – Gold, Silver & Platinum

Analysis and Recommendations:

Gold fell below the 1200 mark surprising traders today after remaining steadily in the Asian session. Gold is trading at 1198.60 down $6.00 while Silver fell 79 points to trade at 16.303.  Platinum fell over $10 to trade at 1160.35. After the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced in March a likely delay in raising short-term rates in the U.S., precious metal prices recovered. Low interest rates are generally positive for the metals as they do not yield interest and must compete with other assets that do. Additionally, the conflict in Yemen added another dimension to the recovery in gold and silver prices in terms of the flight to quality and fear aspect. Gold moved from $1142.40 per ounce on March 17 all the way up to $1224.50 on April 6; however, the yellow metal failed and pulled back from there. From high to low, the gold correction took it just under 7.2% higher in three weeks. The correction in silver was even more dramatic. On March 11, silver was down to $15.26 per ounce; by March 26 it traded at highs of $17.405 — an increase of over 14% in two weeks and a day. However, the silver rally lost momentum and prices once again have turned south since.

German based Deutsche Bank expects gold prices to average around $1,170 an ounce during the second half of this year.

According to the German Bank, gold’s performance over recent weeks has been mixed and volatile with gains and losses heavily dependent on the ebb and flow of expectations towards Fed tightening.

Deutsche Bank views the bias of risks to US real economy data skewed to the upside, which will ultimately drive gold prices lower.

Deutsche Bank also expects gold prices to average around $1,165 an ounce during the this year.

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Today’s economic releases actual vs. forecast:

Cur.

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  JPY

Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

  CNY

Exports (YoY) (Mar)

 -15.0%

12.0%

48.3%

 

 

  CNY

Imports (YoY) (Mar)

 -12.7%

-11.7%

-20.5%

 

 

  CNY

Trade Balance (Mar)

 3.0B

45.35B

60.60B

   

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Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cur.

Event

Forecast

Previous

 

  GBP

CPI (YoY) (Mar)

 

 

 

 

  USD

Core Retail Sales (Mar)

0.6%

-0.1%

 

 

  USD

PPI (MoM) (Mar)

0.2%

-0.5%

 

 

  USD

Retail Sales (Mar)

1.0%

-0.6%

   

Government Bond Auctions

Date Time Country

Apr 15 09:30 Germany Eur 4bn Feb 2025 Bund

Apr 16 08:30 Spain Auctions Bonos/Obligaciones

Apr 16 09:10 France Auctions BTANs

Apr 16 09:10 Sweden Holds inflation-linked bond auction

Apr 16 10:10 France Auctions OATi

Apr 16 10:30 UK Inflation-linked Gilt auction

Apr 16 15:00 US Announces 5-yr TIPS sale

 

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