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Trading Levels for July 13th – PPI and the Bigger Picture

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Bigger Picture

By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker


Taking a look at a relatively bigger picture of the world’s growth – or lack thereof – below you’ll find a list of natural resource commodities and their performance over the first half of the year.

The list is certainly metals-centric and no softs (cocoa, sugar, cotton, coffee, orange juice) or livestock were included.  Nevertheless, it illustrates the broad theme of the global economy, in which the world’s leading demand engine – China – has experienced at best a sputtering recovery after nearly three years of pandemic-related falloff.

Notice just two: lithium and gold were the only ones heading into the second half of 2023 with positive returns.

Noteworthy is gold’s hold on to positive returns attributable to the relatively stable U.S. dollar and steady demand by the world’s central banks, which is likely to persist as long as the risk of recession remains for the big players – China, Europe and the U.S. – and high-quality, liquid assets remain desirable.  Compare gold to crude oil, which despite output cuts by OPEC+ countries and forecasts for demand to continue outpacing supply into 2024, has stayed negatively impacted by stalled economies.



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Futures Trading Levels

for 07-13-2023

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

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