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Chinese are buying Gold “like cheap cabbage”

The wholesale market cost of Buying Gold rose to $1728 per ounce Monday morning in London – down slightly on last week’s close – while stocks, commodities and the Euro all fell and government bond prices gained as European leaders met for their latest summit in Brussels. The cost of Buying Silver fell to $33.08 at one point – a 2.6% drop from where it ended last week. Gold fell as low as $1718 per ounce Monday morning, dropping steadily during Asian trading, though this represented a loss of only 1% on Friday’s closing price. “Everybody seemed to be expecting profit taking out of Shanghai after the two Chinese bourses came back online,” said […]

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Gold Prices in 2012: miners bullish on gold’s outlook

This is bullishness on Gold Prices in the 2012 GoldPrice Report from Pricewaterhouse Cooper (available to download here). But the report also outlines many of the head winds facing producers, such as rising costs, falling stock prices and the pressure to pay more dividends in order to attract investment capital. PwC partner John Gravelle, who is the company’s mining industry leader for the Americas in its Toronto office, shares his thoughts in this interview with Hard Assets Investor. Hard Assets Investor: The consensus in your report from the gold producers is that they’re seeing top Gold Prices in 2012 at around $2,000 an ounce. Why do you think the miners are so bullish? John Gravelle: They’ve had quite a few […]

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The Fed, the S&P 500 & Why Gold Is Shining Bright

The Fed, the S&P 500 & Why Gold Is Shining Bright

Well here we are, caught between resistance in the S&P 500 around the 1,330 area and support around the 1,300 price level. My last two articles have discussed why I was expecting a top in the coming days and weeks ahead, but prices just continued to work higher. One of the things that I pride myself in as a person who trades and writes about financial markets in public is that I am always honest. If I blow a call I fess up and admit it. When I have made mistakes in the past, I always try to learn something new from them and I discuss losing trades publicly with […]

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Money Flowing back into Commodities

Money Flowing back into Commodities

Note the CCI chart and the nearly vertical lift over the last week. Money is pouring back into RISK ASSETS as the Dollar heads lower and the Fed keeps interest rates so low that money is free. This is the perfect environment for the wild-eyed speculator, especially the hedge fund types, who ADORE LEVERAGE and will shove as much money as they can wrap their fingers around into the commodity sector in anticipation of inflationary price rises. By the way, just take one look at the following chart of unleaded gasoline if you have the stomach for it. Every time you head to the gasoline pump and fill up, you […]

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Gold regains half of its losses from the record peak price

Gold regains half of its losses from the record peak price

Technicians make a big deal out of the 50% Fibonacci retracement level due to the psychological implications of that level in the minds of traders, both bulls and bears. Generally speaking,  those who have been on the wrong side of a trade and who have very deep pockets, will oftentimes allow the market to continuing moving against them while they wait for the inevitable price retracement, either higher or lower depending on which side of the market that they are on. Once they regain half of their losses, they will oftentimes then finally get out of the losing trade and move to the sidelines to access their next move. That means […]

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Euro Gold right at Resistance level

Euro Gold right at Resistance level

Take a look at the following chart of gold priced in Euros, or “Euro-Gold” as I prefer to term it. I have mentioned here and on some of my KWN Weekly Metals Wrap that this chart is one that all gold traders must continue to reference if they are to get a proper handle on the technical aspects of this market. The reason for this is that the issue most shaking the gold market during the “risk off” trades was the mess in the sovereign debt situation of many countries in the Euro-Zone. Fears over that factor were seeing European-based buying of gold as doubts over the integrity of the […]

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Fed’s zero interest rate policy could affect GDP and gold’s price

Both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are now offering limitless quantities of new money – the ECB to support the banks, and the Fed for reasons (despite explanations) that are not entirely clear. The Fed in its press release announced that it expected interest rates to “warrant exceptionally low levels for the Federal Funds Rate at least through late 2014.” The fact that the central banks governing the two most important currencies in the world are issuing money to all-comers at very little interest cost for up three years has not been lost on gold and silver, whose prices shot up in response to the Fed’s […]

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Central banks’ determination to inflate

Gold and silver moved further up the price chart yesterday, with the most-actively traded Comex gold contract (February) gaining $26.60 (1.6%) to settle at $1,726.70 per troy ounce. Silver for March delivery gained 62 cents (1.9%), settling at $33.74 per troy ounce. The HUI Index of gold and silver mining stocks put in a good showing following the FOMC news on Wednesday and continued higher early in the session yesterday. However, later on yesterday the shares faltered, which as some analysts have pointed out could be a sign that hedge funds lack confidence on the sustainability of this latest risk rally. Certainly there have been times over the last few months […]

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Gold closed week with biggest weekly gain in 8 weeks

Spot market Gold Prices looked set for their biggest weekly gain since early December on Friday, rallying back above $1720 per ounce – a gain of over 3% on the week. Silver Prices meantime hovered around $33.60 per ounce – 4.2% up on last week’s close – while other commodities and stocks were broadly flat and US Treasury bond prices slipped. A day earlier, Gold Prices hit a 7-week high at $1730 per ounce before easing in Friday’s Asian session. “Lack of physical demand partly explains the inability of gold to make a sustained move beyond the $1730 level,” says Standard bank commodities strategist Marc Ground, citing this week’s Chinese Lunar New Year holiday as […]

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Bernanke lights a fire under gold and silver prices

“Party on!” was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s message to Wall Street yesterday, as he announced that the Fed will be keeping interest rates at “exceptionally low” levels until late 2014, owing to concerns about stubbornly-high unemployment and the sustainability of the current statistical recovery. Bernanke also confirmed that for the first time in the Fed’s 99-year history, the institution will explicitly target a 2% inflation rate, as measured on the Personal Consumption Index (PCI). Other central banks have long had explicit inflation targets, but not the Fed. Unsurprisingly given their enthusiasm for easy money, the market response to this move was euphoric. The Dow gained 0.64% to settle at […]

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Gold vs paper money

Gold vs paper money

The gold price just broke through its downtrend – the line joining its tops – from summer 2011’s record high. Or so technical analysts studying the price charts will tell you, says Adrian Ash of BullionVault. Just as in late 2007, however – from where gold began a 55% run inside 6 months – the price jumped Wednesday on a very fundamental fact: the price of money, specifically Dollars, the world’s #1 currency for trade and central-bank reserves. Back in 2007, the catalyst came as a baby-step cut of 0.25%, signaling the Fed’s switch from raising to destroying the returns paid on cash savings. Now the Fed’s new zero-rate promise “took gold […]

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Demand to Buy Gold continues to push prices higher

Demand to Buy Gold continued to push prices higher Thursday morning in London, with bullion setting new 7-week highs against all major currencies after the US Federal Reserve vowed to keep Dollar interest rates at zero until at least 2014 – one year later than previously promised. London’s AM Gold Fix was set at $1713 per ounce today, more than 3.8% higher from Wednesday afternoon and the highest level since Dec. 8th. Wednesday saw the most-active US gold futures contract enjoy its heaviest volume in six weeks according to Amanda Cooper at Reuters. Investors wanting to Buy Gold exposure added 9 tonnes to the holdings of the New York-listed SPDR Gold Trust, whose assets rose to […]

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Stand By $140 Silver Price In 2012

Stand By $140 Silver Price In 2012

There is a well-established relationship between how silver and gold trade. They often trade similar in the same time period, but also at similar milestones, although those milestones are sometimes reached at different times. This can cause silver or gold to be the leading indicator, depending on the particular milestone. I have previously used this relationship to predict how silver will trade. Below, is an extract of that update: Currently, there is another situation in the silver and gold market that provides an opportunity to predict how silver prices might trade over the coming months. I have pointed this out before, in a previous article. Here, I would just like to […]

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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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