- Silver climbs and pares some of its weekly losses, but not enough to end the week higher; it is losing 3.37% in the week.
- University of Michigan inflation expectations tempered from around 3.1% to 2.8%; San Francisco Fed President Daly noticed.
- Money market futures illustrates that traders expect a Fed 75 bps rate hike in July and are pricing an additional 80 bps by year-end.
Silver (XAGUSD) is trimming some of Thursday’s losses late in the North American session but remains short of reclaiming the $19.00 barrier on Friday, despite taking advantage of a weaker US dollar, sliding 0.50% as portrayed by the US Dollar Index at 108.093, despite upbeat US economic data.
XAGUSD exchanges hands at $18.66, up 1.36% on Friday, in a calm session that witnessed the white metal dipping to $18.17, a fresh daily low, followed by a jump towards the daily high at $18.77.
Silver climbs but falters to conquer $19.00
Global equities are trading with gains, despite that the narrative of high inflation and recession fears is unchanged. US Retail sales advanced by 1% YoY in June, beating forecasts of 0.&. May’s figures were at -0.3%, displaying consumer’s resilience. Later, the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for July hit 51.1, exceeding estimations of 49.9 and higher than June’s 50. The UoM survey highlighted that inflation expectations over a 5-year projection were lower from 3.1% to 2.8%.
XAGUSD has also been bolstered by falling US Treasury yields. The US 10-year benchmark note yields 2.934%, down by three bps. Meanwhile, the US 2s-10s yield curve remains inverted for the ninth consecutive trading day, illustrating that investors remain pessimistic and are discounting a US recession.
Elsewhere, Fed officials crossed newswires. The St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said it would not make any difference to hike 100 or 75 bps while adding that the pace could be adjusted for the rest of the year. Later, San Francisco’s Fed President Mary Daly said that inflation is too high, the US economy is strong, and the labor market remains solid. She added that the Univesity of Michigan inflation expectations were a “good thing” and that recession is not her base scenario.
Federal fund rates expectations
At the time of writing, market participants expect a 75 bps rate hike, as shown by the 30-day Federal funds rate (FFR) futures, and foreseen it would end at around 3.45% by December of 2022.
What to watch
The week ahead, the Canadian docket will feature Housing Starts, Inflation data, and Retail sales. The calendar will be packed on the US front, Housing Starts, Building Permits, Existing Home Sales, Initial Jobless Claims, and July’s S&P Global PMIs.
Silver (XAGUSD) Key Technical Levels
|Today last price||18.65|
|Today Daily Change||0.23|
|Today Daily Change %||1.25|
|Today daily open||18.42|
|Previous Daily High||19.24|
|Previous Daily Low||18.15|
|Previous Weekly High||20.2|
|Previous Weekly Low||18.92|
|Previous Monthly High||22.52|
|Previous Monthly Low||20.22|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||18.57|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||18.83|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||17.96|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||17.5|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||16.86|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||19.06|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||19.7|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||20.16|
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