El Peso Mexicano subió contra el dólar de Estados Unidos
(The Mexican Peso Gains Against the U.S. Dollar)
Mexican Peso: December Peso futures are trading near two-month highs in early trade, after Banco de Mexico kept interest rates steady at 7.25% of Friday, but maintained a “restrictive bias” which is leading traders to believe that the Bank will raise rates later this year due to rising inflation concerns. The interest rate differential between Mexico and the U.S. has risen to 2.5%-the highest since April of last year. In early trade December Mexican Peso futures were trading at 90775, up 75.
Crude Oil: Oil futures were moderately lower to start Sunday night trading, as workers returned to Oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico after tropical storm threats have passed. In addition, a senior Iranian official said that current market fundamentals would not support Oil prices above $80 per barrel, as the current market backwardation will cut demand. In overnight trade, November Crude Oil was trading at $81.34, up $0.28.
Wheat: Chicago Wheat futures start the week where it left off on Friday with a sharp rally, as continued dry weather in Australia has traders looking for a further decline in Wheat production. Wheat futures in Australia hit a record A$492 per metric ton today, as weather forecasts now call for continued dry weather for the next 10 to 14 days. In overnight trade, December Wheat was trading at $8.90, up 16 cents.
Mike Zarembski Senior Commodity Analyst
Economic Data Scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2007
(All times in U.S. Central Time)
4:00 AM: Industrial New Orders for July (MoM) (Prior 4.4%)