Tuesday, May 20, 2014

EVENTS & FINANCIAL NEWS 20-05-2014

Market Comment

US indices rose on Monday led by shares in the Automobiles & Components, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Banks sectors. The S&P 500 (1885.08) broke above its 20d moving average (1879.7 - positive slope) and remains above its 50d moving average (1868 - flat slope).

European markets are expected to start on a positive note.

Foreign Exchange

US Dollar fell against most of its major counterparts on Monday. On the US economic data front, no major data was released.

The Euro was firm against its major counterparts. Euro zone construction output fell by 0.6% in March after a 0.4% increase in February (revised from +0.1%).

Commodities

After the close of Wall Street, WTI Crude Future (JUN 14) was up $0.6 to $102.62. The contract was above its 20D MA (@ $101) and above its 50D MA (@ $100.35).

Gold was about flat to $1293.2. The precious metal was below its 20D MA (@ $1295) and below its 50D MA (@ $1308).

Copper Future (JUL 14) on Comex was up 1.6c to 316.25c/lb. The contract was above its 20D MA (@ 307.41c) and above its 50D MA (@ 303.17c). In Europe, the London Metal Exchange reported its copper inventories decreased 4550 tons to 181975 tons.

European Markets

ECB: Publication of the Consolidated Financial Statement of the Eurosystem (3pm CET)

Conference: GCP and Quality in Clinical Trials; 3rd International Conference Offshore Cabling 2014

Today's Economic Events

GE 07:00: APR Producer Price Index (MoM): NA
UK 09:30: APR PPI - Input (MoM): NA
UK 09:30: APR PPI - Output (MoM): NA
UK 09:30: APR CPI - EU Harmonised (MoM): NA

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