Compiled 09/28/11 6:00 AM (CT) Statistics: London Gold Fix $1,655.00 -$16.00 LME Copper Stocks 466,675 tons -725 tons SILVER MARKET FUNDAMENTALS: (6:00 AM CT) The silver market enters the US Wednesday trade sitting right on the prior session's closing level and that might be a little disappointing for portions of the bull camp. Like gold, silver continues to behave like a classic physical commodity market that is in need of a positive macro economic track. The silver market might have drawn some support overnight from favorable Indian silver demand coverage in the press, but the silver market still seems to need a favorable forward look to get out from under the aggressive liquidation pattern seen for most of the last month! For now, action in the equity markets and news from the US durable goods report later this morning, are likely to be the key forces in determining the direction of silver prices today. Like gold, silver is also likely to take a lot of upcoming direction from the ebb and flow of Euro zone bailout fund news from Germany, which is expected to hold a key vote on Thursday morning. Comex Silver Stocks were 106.648 million ounces down 582,050 ounces. Stocks have increased 12 of the last 20 days. OUTSIDE MARKET DEVELOPMENTS: (6:00 AM CT) While equity markets in Asia were mixed during overnight trading, stock indices in Europe are generally weaker this morning. Early indications are that US equity markets will open close to unchanged levels later on today. The US Dollar is moderately stronger against most of the major currencies this morning, although losing ground to the Japanese Yen. Inspectors from the IMF, EU, and ECB will return to Greece this morning to look at that nation's progress with austerity measures. Major US economic numbers to be released this morning include August Durable Goods at 7:30 AM, and a private survey of mortgage applications released before the opening. In addition, Fed Chairman Bernanke will give a speech after the close. The second leg of the Treasury's refunding, the 5-Year Note auction, will have results announced at 12:00 PM.