At the Friday trading session in Asia, oil surrendered to a bit of profit taking after highlighting a fourth consecutive gain in a row at the trading Thursday in the U.S. Meanwhile, the light, sweet crude futures at the New York Mercantile Exchange for August delivery plummeted by 0.43% to $96.64 for a barrel in the Asian trading session on Friday after settling by 1.62% per barrel on Thursday in U.S.
Gold futures, in the interim, continued to coil down further in the Friday Asian session, but it managed to remain above the physiologically significant $1,200 an ounce position. At the Comex Division in NYME, gold futures for August delivery plunged 0.64% to $ USD1,203.85 for a troy ounce in Asia on Friday, after slipping by 1.28% at $1,214.05 per troy ounce on Thursday at U.S. It was likely to find support at $1,191.00 a troy ounce and resistance at $1,300.55, based on the low from August 10, 2010 and the high from Monday, respectively.
For metals, for the time being, copper and the index of six important metals moved for its worst quarterly fall since September 2011 in between signs of dawdling in China and amid qualms about the future of spur in the U.S. At LME, metal for three months delivery plunged by 1.3% to $6,660.50 a metric ton. Copper this quarter plunged by 10%, while the index plummeted by 9.9%.Copper for September delivery in Comex was at $3.058 a pound and for delivery in October at Shanghai Futures Exchange depreciated by 0.8% to $7,872 a ton. In addition, aluminum gained, while lead and zinc plunged.
However, for WTI or West Texas Intermediate, the same increased for a fifth day and was suspended for a second quarterly expand as signs of economic recovery in the U.S. enhanced the demand viewpoint for the largest consumer of oil in the world. Futures gained about 0.5% in the longest convention since April. In the meantime, the Brent premium at WTI plunged after closing at the slightest gap since January 2011. Some Americans filed asserts for weekly consumer spending and unemployment benefits rebound in a government data released in the U.S., yesterday.