Gold Prices Today – Intraday, This Week, This Month, And Longer Term
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Contrary to popular belief, rising rates are no threat to gold. This metal soared in the 1970s during the last secular rising-rate environment as stocks and bonds got hit. Gold powered higher again in the 2000s with both short and long rates far higher than today’s levels. And gold surged during the only major modern rate-hike cycle seen a decade ago, when the Fed more than quintupled short rates.
Gold breaks to two-month lows in Thursday’s trade on the first chart. We have a major horizontal support and resistance area on the gold chart shown in red. Gold pulled down to test that support level. It is also the uptrend support line. This is a very important place for gold to hold, especially with the strength of the USD.
So if demand for gold bullion is rising, as evidenced by central banks buying more, gold coin sales near record highs, and gold demand in India rising again now that the government is easing tariffs on gold imports, the million-dollar question is why aren’t gold prices rising? There is plenty of discussion about gold manipulation. I can’t comment on that, but in this article I will tell three things about gold bullion.
GLD broke out of the big wedge in mid June and this breakout held with the bounce off 123 in early August. The ETF broke out of the little wedge and the breakout line turns first support. At this point, I think a close below 124 would negate the little wedge breakout and increase the odds of a bigger break down.
Gold and silver have performed relatively well this year and showed strength toward the end of the second quarter. My feeling is that stronger gold and silver prices that we have seen earlier than anticipated this year is a reflection of global political tensions and maybe just a reminder that we are not out of the woods as far as U.S. economic performance is concerned. We look for gold and silver prices to retain most of their gains in the third quarter.
Our Selection of Longer Term Gold Price Charts
We spend quite some time and effort analyzing the gold price, both on the short term and on the long term. The result is a wealth of information and analysis in the form of articles (analysis, market views and commentaries). Below is a selection of the 5 most valuable long term gold price analysis, containing many gold price charts:
Mind that gold is primarily a monetary metal, although it has also characteristics of commodities. So when analyzing the gold price charts, please make sure to also look at the more fundamental aspects of gold. An economic assessment, as well as an in-depth analysis of the monetary environment, are key. By doing so, one could find for instance a huge disconnect in gold being an investable commodity versus gold being a hedge against monetary, particularly after the gold price drop in 2013.