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MINYAK

Komoditi Minyak dunia kembali ditransaksikan merosot di New York dengan demikian penurunan harga minyak sudah terjadi selama 3 hari berturut-turut. Penurunan harga minyak terjadi setelah Standard & Poor’s memangkas peringkat utang Italia ke level A dengan outlook negatif. Jika terjadi kolaps pada perekonomian Eropa hal tersebut kemungkinan akan menyebabkan perlambatan pertumbuhan di AS. Hal itu bisa menyebabkan resesi global yang akan memangkas permintaan energi secara signifikan.

EMAS

Komoditi Emas merosot sebesar 1,8% terhadap dollar AS ke level $1778.55/troy ounce pada perdagangan kemarin seiring kalah pamornya sebagai aset safe haven dibanding obligasi dan dollar AS ditengah semakin berkembangnya kekhawatiran pada krisis Uni Eropa, investor cenderung mengalirkan investasinya pada aset yang lebih likuid dibanding aset alternatif seperti Emas. Pelemahan bursa saham global juga tak kunjung memberikan dukungan penguatan Emas secara signifikan, hal tersebut ditengarai karena maraknya aksi ambil untung terhadap Emas untuk menutupi kerugian investor pada instrumen investasi lain seperti saham dan mata uang. Kemungkinan sikap wait and see para pelaku pasar Emas menjelang rilis hasil sidang FOMC besok Kamis dini hari 22 September 01.15 WIB. Di perkirakan saat ini The Fed akan kembali melakukan upaya pelonggaran moneter meskipun disisi lain akan mempertahankan nilai tukar dollar yang kuat.

EUR/USD

Mata uang tunggal Eropa merosot pada perdagangan kemarin setelah para pejabat Eropa mengakhiri pertemuan akhir minggu mereka tanpa menghasilkan persetujuan atau kesepakatan baru untuk mengatasi krisis utang kawasan zona Euro, sehingga menambah kekhawatiran mengenai kemungkinan default utang Yunani dapat menular ke negara‐negara zona Euro lainnya. Kekhawatiran terhadap krisis utang Eropa dan prospek suram perekonomian AS telah mendorong investor menjauhi aset‐aset beresiko dan mengalihkan investasi mereka kedalam Treasuries dan dolar, dimana dolar telah melonjak lebih dari 1% terhadap 6 mata uang rival utamanya.

NIKKEI

Bursa saham Jepang padap perdagangan di hari Selasa pagi indeks-indeks acuan di bursa saham mengalami penurunan sehingga mendorong indeks mengalami penurunan untuk pertama kalinya dalam tiga hari belakangan, bursa saham Jepang tertekan setelah saham Wall Street ditutup di teritori negatif seiring dengan makin tingginya kekhawatiran mengenai kemungkinan kebangkrutan Yunani. Anjloknya bursa saham Jepang juga turut dipicu oleh menguatnya mata uang Yen ke posisi tertinggi dalam 10 tahun terhadap Euro. Saham eksportir mengalami tekanan jual yang besar seiring dengan apresiasi mata uang Yen tersebut. Di perkirakan Indeks Berjangka Nikkei pada perdagangan hari ini akan mengalami peningkatan tapi terbatas.

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Gold & Silver – Daily Outlook August 8


Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Daily Outlook 08.08.2011

The level of volatility in the financial markets is very high over the weekend news of Standard and Poor’s downgrading the US credit rating ; ECB signaled yesterday it will purchase Italian and Spanish bonds in an attempt to cool down the markets. Today, the Chinese inflation rate for July will be published.

Let’s examine the precious metals market for today, August 8 th :

Gold fell again on Friday by 0.43% and reached $1,651. Silver sharply declined by 3.09% to $38.21.

During August, gold price increased by 1.3% and silver fell by 4.7%.

The chart below shows the normalized gold and silver (July 12 th 2011=100). As seen below, gold and silver rose very rapidly during the first few days in August, but then they have changed direction and declined in the last couple of days.

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S&P Downgrade Ramifications

The rumors of Standard and Poor’s downgrading the US credit rating from AAA to +AA eventually came true as S&P announced it over the weekend. The rumors that floated during last week are probably among the reasons for the sharp falls in Major Stock Markets during the second half of last week. This suggests that there will likely to be a negative reaction to the markets. Gold and silver will probably play the safe heaven card and the demand for them will rise resulting in price hikes during the day.

S&P also kept a “negative” outlook on US credit rating, and claimed it may further downgrade it again within the next couple of years.

The US Treasury Department already attacked the S&P decision to downgrade and pointed out to the mistake S&P made in its projected US government debt of $2 trillion over 10 years; this means the US public debt projection is more stabile than S&P had initially calculated.

Italian and Spanish Bond Problems

The debt crisis in Europe continues to spread and recently it came to Italy’s doorstep. Yesterday, the European Central Bank‘s President Jean- Claude Trichet signaled he is willing to purchase Italian and Spanish bonds in an attempt to curb the market instability, after they had failed to sell its bonds. In return, Berlusconi pledged to make drastic cuts to the Italian government budget. The Euro to US dollar already started the market trading on a rise . This news might have curbed some of the gains in gold and silver prices had it not reacted so dramatically to the news of the S&P downgrade.

USD/ Gold & Silver– August Update

The Euro/ USD exchange rate sharply inclined on Friday by 1.34%; the USD also depreciated against other currencies including the YEN. If the USD will continue to depreciate during the day, this might continue to affect the recent rally of gold and silver. During August there has been a strong correlation between bullion prices and Euro/ USD , USD/CAD and USD/YEN. These correlations however should be taken with a grain of salts as they are not significant (due to very few samples).

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Gold and Silver Outlook:

Gold and silver started the week with very sharp gains after they had declined in the past couple of business days. The news of the US downgrade will probably push traders from US Treasury bills towards gold and silver; the Federal Reserve meeting tomorrow will also be among the factors that could raise the level of anxiety in the markets that will benefit gold and silver traders; this trend however is likely to dissipate very in the next few days and then gold and silver prices will stabilize and resume their slower upward trend.

For further reading: Gold and silver prices outlook for August 2011

Lior Cohen , M.A. commodities analyst and blogger at Trading NRG.

By: Lior Cohen, Energy Analyst for Trading NRG


Emas Tertekan Dollar AS


Emas Tertekan Dollar AS

Jumat, 01 Juli 2011 10:07 WIB
TODAY’S ANALYSIS COMMODITY

Harga emas berpeluang untuk menuju level resistance di $1,525/ons, menurut Barclays Capital. Harga emas masih berada di bawah level $1,500/ons dikarenakan penguatan dollar AS dan aktifitas pembelian safe-haven yang minim sehingga menekan logam mulia.

“Level resistance emas di $1,525/ons, level support di bawah $1,490/ons lalu $1,460/$1470,” katanya. Untuk jangka menengah momentum masih bullish. Spot emas di $1,499.10/ons, turun $1.20 dari level penutupan New York kemarin (30/06). Harga emas kemarin sempat merosot karena investor memarkir dana tunai ke aset yang lebih beresiko setelah voting Yunani yang kedua. Penguatan dollar AS semakin menekan harga emas di hari ini (01/07).

EUR/USD di 1.4483 dari 1.4502 hari Kamis malam.


Commodity Update


Pertumbuhan Ekonomi AS Melambat; Tingkat Harga Melambung

Perekonomian AS sedang menghadapi masalah akibat kenaikan harga dan lemahnya pertumbuhan. Inflasi di AS saat ini naik ke level tertinggi dalam hampir selama 3 tahun di bulan Mei, sementara aktivitas manufaktur regional berkontraksi bulan ini, menurut laporan hari Rabu. Konsumen di AS lega setelah harga bensin mulai turun, membantu perekonomian pulih dari suramnya data belakangan ini. Namun dalam tren yang dapat menyulitkan pejabat di Federal Reserve, Dep. Tenaga Kerja mengatakan indeks harga konsumen diluar makanan
dan energi naik 0.3%. Itu merupakan kenaikan terbesar sejak Juli 2008, kendati sebagian kenaikan disebabkan oleh gangguan suplai akibat gempa bumi Jepang yang mendorong harga otomotif naik tajam. Laporan terposah menunjukkan penurunan tajam pada aktivitas manufaktur di negara bagian New York dan penurunan 0.1% pada output industri bulan Mei, kendati sebagian disebabkan oleh penurunan pada utilitas terkait udara dingin.

Emas Kian Diminati

Emas naik pada hari Rabu akibat aksi beli safe-haven yang dipicu oleh penurunan tajam pada bursa saham ditengah kecemasan melambatnya perekonomian AS dan tanda bawa krisis hutang di Yunani dapat meningkat.
Investor beralih kepada emas setelah indeks harga konsumen AS mencetak kenaikan terbesar dalam hampir selama 4 tahun dan dan sektor manufaktur regional berkontraksi bulan ini, juga akibat ketidakpastian mengenai diskusi tentang batas hutang AS. “Emas adalah tempat bergantung saat ini ketika bursa saham, minyak mentah dan komoditas lainnya melemah,” ucap Robert Lutts, kepala bagian invetasi di Cabot Money Management. Emas sempat turun pada awal sesi, didera oleh aksi jual dan penguatan dollar akibat krisis hutang Eropa yang memburuk.

Penguatan Dollar Tekan Minyak

Minyak turun lebih dari 4% pada hari Rabu, seiring tanda pelemahan ekonomi lanjutan yang meningkatkan kecemasan permintaan dan juga tertekan oleh penguatan dollar, memicu order sellstop dan mendorong minyak mentah turun ke level terendah sejak bulan Februari. Minyak mentah melemah pasca data menunjukkan kenaikan pada inflasi inti dan sektor manufaktur di New York
berkontraksi. Aksi jual kian intens setelah menembus ke bawah MA150 dan support kunci pada $95, dan menghapus sedikit gain pada minyak mentah akibat
penurunan tajam pada suplai minyak mentah AS. “Investor terburu-buru untuk keluar. Pasar dinilai terlalu tinggi saat ini, minyak brent terus menggelembung, dan gelembung itu pecah hari ini,” ucap Tim Evans, analis energi pada Citi Futures Perspective.

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U.S. Economic Growth Slows; Exchange Rates Soar

The U.S. economy is facing problems due to rising prices and weak growth. Inflation in the U.S. today rose to its highest level in nearly 3 years in May, while the regional manufacturing activity contracted this month, according to reports Wednesday. Consumers in the U.S. relief after gasoline prices began to fall, helping the economy recover from data gloomy lately. But in a trend that could complicate the Federal Reserve officials, Dep. Labor said its index of consumer prices outside of food and energy rose 0.3%. It was the biggest gain since July 2008, although some of the increase due to supply disruptions caused by earthquakes Japanese automotive drive prices up sharply. Terposah report showed a sharp decline in manufacturing activity in New York state and 0.1% decline in industrial output in May, although partly due to a decrease in cold-related utilities.

Gold More Wanted

Gold rose on Wednesday due to safe-haven buying triggered by a sharp decline in stock markets amid concern a slowing U.S. economy and signs carry the debt crisis in Greece can be increased. Investors turn to gold after the U.S. consumer price index scored the biggest gain in nearly four years and the regional manufacturing sector contracted this month, also due to uncertainty regarding the discussion about the U.S. debt limit. “Gold is where the current depends when the stock market, crude oil and other commodities lower,” said Robert Lutts, chief invetasi at Cabot Money Management. Gold was down early in the session, chastened by the strengthening dollar selloff and Europe due to the worsening debt crisis.

Strengthening Dollar Oil Press

Oil fell more than 4% on Wednesday, as a sign of continued economic weakness that increase anxiety and demand also pressured by the strengthening dollar, triggering orders sellstop and pushed crude oil fell to its lowest level since February. Crude oil fell after data showed a rise in core inflation and the manufacturing sector contracted in New York. Increasingly intense sell-off after breaking down the MA150 and the key support at $ 95, and removing a bit of gain on crude oil due to a sharp drop in U.S. crude supplies. “Investors rush to exit. The market is overvalued at this time, Brent oil continued to bubble, and bubbles burst today,” said Tim Evans, energy analyst at Citi Futures Perspective.


Ekonomi Melambat, Emas Kian Berkilau


Selasa, 07 Juni 2011 – 09:53 WIB

Ekonomi Melambat, Emas Kian Berkilau

Emas bergerak naik hari Selasa (07/03), melanjutkan kenaikan hingga ke level tertinggi dalam lebih dari 1 bulan pada sesi sebelumnya. Kekhawatiran stagnasi ekonomi Amerika Serikat (AS) membuat investor memilih emas sebagai investasi alternatif.

Spot emas bertambah $1.11 ke level $1,544.16 per ons setelah naik ke $1,553.30 hari Senin (06/03). Emas masih bertahan di bawah level tertinggi sepanjang masa di sekitar $1,575 (awal Mei).

Spot perak nyaris tidak bergerak pada level 436.82 per ons, di bawah rekor $49.51 per ons yang terjadi bulan April. Para pejabat Feds hari Senin mengatakan bahwa data ekonomi saat ini mengecewakan sehingga otoritas mungkin memperpanjang strategi pelonggaran moneter.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – 9:53 pm

Economy Slows, The Gold Starred

Gold moves up on Tuesday (03/07), continuing to rise up to the highest level in more than 1 month in the previous session. Concerns economic stagnation United States (U.S.) make investors choose gold as an investment alternative.

Spot gold added $ 1.11 to as low as $ 1,544.16 per ounce after rising to $ 1,553.30 on Monday (06/03). Gold still remained below the highest level of all time at around $ 1.575 (early May).

Spot silver was almost not moving at the level of 436.82 per ounce, below the record $ 49.51 per ounce which occurred in April. Feds officials on Monday said that economic data is disappointing that the authority may extend the strategy of monetary easing.

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Commodity Update


Emas
Perak Pulih, Emas Menguat Jelang Feds

Harga perak kembali pulih hari Rabu setelah turun tajam di sesi sebelumnya, dan emas yang beranjak naik, terangkat oleh dollar AS yang merosot ke level rendahnya 2 ½ tahun seiring investor yang menantikan hasil pertemuan 2 hari Feds sebagai petunjuk arah kebijakan moneter. Spot emas menguat 0.5% ke level $1.508.96/troy ounce. Kontrak emas AS naik 0.4% ke level $1,510.00/troy ounce, Spot perak kembali pulih sekitar 1% ke level $45.96, setelah membukukan kejatuhan sebesar 3% hari Selasa, kejatuhan terbesarnya dalam 6 minggu. Kontrak perak AS pulih 2.3% ke level $46.07, pulih dari kejatuhannya sedalam 5.4% disesi sebelumnya.

MINYAK

Minyak Mentah Stabil Nantikan Hasil Feds

Kontrak minyak mentah AS stabil di awal perdagangan hari Rabu seiring investor menahan posisi menjelang hasil keputusan dari Feds yang akan rilis hari ini. Harga minyak mentah di NYMEX stabil di rentang harga $112.21. Persediaan minyak mentah AS naik 4.9 juta barel minggu lalu karena naiknya impor, dikatakan API. Siria dikatakan mampu mengatasi ketegangan yang terjadi di negaranya dan tidak memerlukan intervensi atau bantuan dari siapapun, dikatakan utusan PBB hari Selasa. “Siria memiliki pemerintah, memiliki negara”, dikatakan duta besar Bashar Ja’afari kepada reporter ketika ditanya mengenai panggilan daru pimpinan PBB Ban Ki-moon dalam sebuah investigasi.

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Market Review Eropa


Market Review Eropa :

Euro menembus $1.3700 paska pernyataan Federal Reserve yang memudarkan daya tarik dollar bagi para investor yang memburu yield lebih tinggi. Mata uang Euro juga meraih titik tertinggi 2-bulan setelah downgrade rating sovereign Jepang. Pasar saham Eropa secara keseluruhan diperdagangkan melemah pada hari Kamis, apalagi downgrade rating sovereign Jepang dari Standard & Poor’s menambah lagi tekanan, ditambah lagi dengan sektor ritel yang merosot akibat kekecewaan laporan pendapatan dari Hennes & Mauritz.