Happy Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal to everyone
Monday US markets are closed. Traders will take positions for Tuesday. The hawkish European central bank meeting also supported gold prices. Next week, the Federal Reserve Beige book and US housing numbers will affect metals as well as currency markets. Traders expect a strong growth view from the Federal Reserve. If consumer price index numbers today also come in on the higher side of the expectation curve, then chances of a March interest rate hike will increase.
In the remaining two weeks of January, it will be a technical trade with physical demand as the key factor for gold and silver. Comex Gold January futures are expiring in around two week’s time. Position squaring and rebuilding will start for end March in gold. Easter’s in March, Holi (festival of colors in India) is also in March this year, Gold demand in Asia should be on the higher side of the expectation curve for the remainder of the quarter.
The Chinese will be closing their factories before the New Year. Chinese demand for Industrial metals will fall in the first three weeks of February. Momentum as well as technical for copper, zinc, nickel and aluminum are very bullish. One should look for signs of correction on or before the first week of February.
COMEX GOLD FEBRUARY 2018 – current price $1326.00
Bullish over $1321.90 with $1333.60 and $1347.10 as price target
Bearish below $1315.90 with $1309.60-$1304.90 and $1297.50 as price target.
Gold can rise to $1347.10 and $1358.60 as long as it trades over $1313-$1315 zone.
Sellers will be there below $1313 only.
MCX NICKEL JANUARY 2018 – previous day close 802.40.
·Nickel needs to trade over 792.50 today to rise to 817.20 and 834.10.
·Sell off will be there below 792.50 to 785.70 and 779.30.
·Crash will be there only below 779.30.
(prices in Indian rupees above)
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