European markets are expected to start on a negative note.
The British Pound was mixed against its major counterparts. UK retail sales were up 0.1% in March after a 1.3% increase in February (revised from +1.7%). Economists anticipated a 0.4% decline.
Gold was up $9.7 to $1303. The precious metal was above its 20D MA (@ $1299) and below its 50D MA (@ $1320).
Copper Future (JUL 14) on Comex was about flat to 308.95c/lb. The contract was above its 20D MA (@ 300.44c) and below its 50D MA (@ 310.7c). In Europe, the London Metal Exchange reported its copper inventories decreased 1000 tons to 238950 tons.
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