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Yesterday’s Gold Chart – updated

Yesterday’s Gold Chart – updated

Gold shattered overhead resistance near $1680 and has continued higher as momentum based buying is coming in driving out panicked shorts who were hoping for a halt in the advance to occur as the market encountered bullion bank selling originating at $1680. The FOMC made that a mirage as a zero interest rate environment for the next two years means an environment in which it pays to own gold. The yellow metal pays no interest but at this point, neither do short term Treasuries and those offer no protection from currency induced price increases. Just look at what is occuring across the commodity sector today as hedge funds now push the […]

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Jim Sinclair about yesterday’s action in gold & silver: mainstream entities will now enter gold market

With gold and silver exploding to the upside on the Fed announcement, today King World News interviewed legendary Jim Sinclair, to get his take on where things are headed. Sinclair told KWN he now expects mainstream entities to enter the gold market. Here is what Sinclair had to say: “Today is an important day. There are many days we talk but this is a mile-marker. What the Fed did today is they turned on the light of what will be QE to infinity. Today the light went on with regards to the intentions of the Fed. They did that for very specific reasons, we have troubles people can’t see and […]

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Fed Announces Record Low Interest Rates Until Late 2014 and Commodities Soar

Presently we notice the European Central Bank is pumping money into the sovereign institutions following the precedent of the U.S. Federal Reserve.  Indeed, this move is an admission that debt is being monetized before our very eyes.  Once again the lemmings have jumped off a cliff into what they mistakenly thought was a safe haven.  Isn’t that the name of the game, which is to get you to swing at the wrong pitch at the wrong time?     As we write, the Federal Reserve has announced the expansion of the future horizon of record low interest rates from mid 2013 until late 2014. This rally from October 4th, 2011 […]

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A Swiss Signal to Buy Gold

Investors were given a major signal to Buy Gold on December 21 2011,writes Porter Stansberry for the Daily Wealth. It was on that day that the European Central Bank (ECB) “loaned” roughly €500 billion to Europe’s major banks at 1% interest. This capital will allow all the big banks to report adequate capital ratios when they file their annual reports…which is code for “getting a huge bailout.” Whatever you want to call it, simply know this: There will not be a deflationary collapse in Europe. The Euro will not collapse in the near term. Instead, Europe will see a gigantic increase in its money supply. When asked by the Financial Times if there […]

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Gold is money?! Indians to pay for Iranian oil with gold

Markets enjoyed another “risk on” day yesterday, with stock markets and commodities all recording gains on the back of a weakening US dollar. The Dollar Index fell below 80, with the gold price also benefiting from increasing brinkmanship between Iran and western nations, with the European Union announcing the implementation of an embargo on Iranian crude oil. Comex gold futures for February delivery gained 0.9% to settle at $1,678.30 per troy ounce. Silver for delivery in March gained 1.9% to settle at $32.27 per troy ounce – another solid day for the white metal, though it keeps banging up against selling resistance around $32.50. Greece is once again the topic […]

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Dollar’s Influence on Gold

Dollar’s Influence on Gold

In our previous essays, we emphasized that the long- and short-term trends for gold are up. In today’s article, we will feature the current situation in the USD and Euro Indices and in the general stock market. After analyzing each of them, we will move to implications for the precious metals investors. Let’s start with the analysis of the USD Index (charts courtesy by http://stockcharts.com.) Our first chart this week is the very long-term USD Index chart. We see little change in the situation since last week. There has been no confirmed breakout above the late 2010- early 2011 highs and the long-term trend remains down. In the short-term Euro Index chart, there […]

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Gold Chart and comments

Gold Chart and comments

Gold has made it into a formidable resistance level near $1680 which has served to bring out some heavy selling, just as expected seeing that a breach of this defensive line by the bulls will set the market for a run to $1700 and higher. Gold bears can read the charts just as we can and understand what will bring in the momentum buyers if they fail to hold it here. If the recent price advance falters here at this critical zone, then we will see a setback towards $1650 – $1645 initially followed by a bit deeper drop to $1620 or so if the dip buyers are a bit […]

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Silver bulls’ confidence growing

In response to the general positive trend at the global markets, the Indian futures markets has recorded significant gains in the silver price. At the Mumbai Multi Commodity Exchange, silver futures for March delivery climbed 1.28% (close to 700 rupees) to 56,260 rupees per kilo. Market observers expect that the Indian silver price will continue to rise as central banks move towards further stimulus measures. Besides silver, gold and most base and non-ferrous metals also recorded gains. During Friday’s session at the New York Comex the gold price climbed $10 to $1,665 per troy ounce. Indian gold and silver prices also recorded gains. Last week market observers were still cautious […]

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Silver runs right into a Resistance Zone and then halts

Silver runs right into a Resistance Zone and then halts

Just as if on clue, Silver bulls came out of the gate bucking high and hard but were unable to throw the bears who have dug in at the exact spot on the chart which says they should. Take a look at this chart which I posted last week and which is still applicable after today’s trading session. Notice how silver shot up throw that “formidable resistance zone” near $32.50 but then faded to close almost right on the line instead of solidly above it. Still, the bears dodged that bullet only by the slimmest of margins as the market put in a strong close to end the session, although […]

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Gold price touches 6 weeks high with technically positive outlook

Dollar prices to Buy Gold hit a 6-week high at $1677 per ounce Monday morning, as stocks, commodities and the Euro all pushed higher and US Treasury bond prices fell. “Near term technical have turned more bullish [for gold],” says the latest technical analysis from Scotia Mocatta, though it sees “psychological resistance looming at $1700.” The price of Buying Gold in Euros however fell to €41375 (€1287 per ounce) – down slightly on Friday’s close – as European finance ministers met to discuss Greek debt and a proposal to relax banking rules. The difference between long contracts to Buy Gold and short contracts held by noncommercial Gold Futures and options traders on New York’s Comex exchange – the […]

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Platinum to gold ratio points to higher platinum prices

Platinum to gold ratio points to higher platinum prices

There are certain dogmas held sacrosanct by precious metals investors and one of them is that platinum is supposed to be more expensive than gold. That’s just the way it is. Quite a few eyebrows lifted and jaws dropped last fall when the yellow metals price overtook that of platinum. The historic switch took place on Sept. 2nd when Comex gold futures settled at $1,875.25 per troy ounce, just above platinum’s closing price of $1,873 per ounce. When you consider the price history of the two precious metals–platinum has traded at a $200 to $400 premium to gold–the reversal was astounding. Just to give you a better idea, before the […]

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Is the copper price telling what to expect from gold’s price

Is the copper price telling what to expect from gold’s price

Copper just “broke out” to its highest level in more than three months… One of the great investment debates of 2012 revolves around the global economy. On one side, you have folks who believe governments in the US, Europe, and China will be able to “goose” their economies with easy credit and low interest rates. This would support stock, bond, and commodity prices. On the other side, you have folks who believe a huge recession is in the cards… no matter what governments do to prevent it. This would send stock, bond, and commodity prices lower. We say consider both sides of the argument and form your own opinion… but […]

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Gold Bullion Up in Dollars, Down in Euros for Week

US Dollar Gold Bullion prices fell to $1646 per ounce Friday lunchtime in London – a 1.4% drop from the week’s high – as China prepared for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday next week. Commodities also traded lower, while stock markets were broadly flat overall. Prices for Silver Bullion dropped to $30.39 per ounce – though still 2.0% up on last week’s close. “As we approach the holiday, the usual Asian physical activity has decreased significantly,” says one Gold Bullion dealer in Hong Kong. “We expect this pattern to continue next week,” adds a dealer here in London, noting that with the Shanghai Gold Exchange closed, a large part of the global physical Gold Bullion market will […]

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North Sudan to introduce new gold and commodity trading platforms

Ever since Christian South Sudan declared its independence in July 2011, the Islamic government of North Sudan has urgently been looking for new sources of income. With South Sudan’s independence, Khartoum – seat of the northern government – has lost almost two thirds of its crude oil revenues. As a result, the North has been encouraging gold exploration and mining activities, in the hope of using this to compensate for the lost oil revenue. Therefore, the Khartoum stock exchange – currently a rather small market – is planning to significantly expand its activities by offering trading in gold and other commodities. Following the end of civil war in Sudan in […]

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