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SILVER TECHS

Bullish Price Structure Intact

GERMAN DATA

German Mar Factory Orders Beat Expectations

GOLD TECHS

Bullish Focus

WTI TECHS

(M1) Needle Still Points North

BRENT TECHS

(N1) Approaching $70.00

                          Oct 5    Oct 5    Oct 5
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                        Initial
                        Jobless    Trade  Factory
                         Claims  Balance   Orders
Data For              Sep 30 wk      Aug      Aug
Denomination                  K        B  Pct Chg
Median Forecast **          270    -42.7      0.9
High Forecast               300    -41.5      1.1
Low Forecast                265    -43.9      0.8
Mean                        278    -42.6      0.9
Standard Deviation         15.5      0.8      0.1
No. of Responses              3        8        5
Amherst Pierpont             NA       NA       NA
BofA/Merrill Lynch           NA    -43.0       NA
Bank of the West            270    -42.9      1.0
Barclays Capital             NA       NA       NA
Capital Economics            NA       NA       NA
CIBC                         NA    -41.5      0.8
Comerica Bank                NA    -43.5       NA
Credit Suisse                NA    -42.5      0.8
FT Advisors                 265    -41.5      1.1
Morgan Stanley               NA       NA       NA
Natwest                      NA       NA       NA
RBC                         300    -42.0       NA
SocGen                       NA       NA       NA
UMaryland                    NA    -43.9      0.9
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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