Commodity Market Update News 13 May 2013

Gold dropped 2.5 percent to a two-week low on Friday, on track for its biggest one-day drop since mid-April, as a breach of key chart levels prompted heavy selling of U.S. futures, already pressured by a stronger dollar. Traders said sell stops - automatic sale orders placed by traders at pre-set levels to limit losses.
were triggered as the metal broke support at $1,445 and $1,440 an ounce, prompting a sharp move down to session lows at $1,428.40 an ounce. Spot gold fell as low as $1,420.60 an ounce and was down 2.4 percent at $1,422.75 an ounce at 1435 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were down 3.2 percent at $1,422.
 The metal plunged to $1,321.35 an ounce on April 16, its lowest in more than two years, after similar stop-sell orders below $1,525 triggered heavy liquidation. The dollar hit a 4-1/2 year high against the yen and was also at a two-week low against a basket of currencies. In other markets, European shares hit five-year highs and U.S. crude fell 2.4 percent.


Likewise, the metal for delivery in March shed 25 paise, or 0.23%, to Rs 107.40 per kg in 256 lots.


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