Monthly Archives: August 2011

31
Aug
2011

Silver Ready to Breakout – Technicals and Fundamentals Suggest $50/oz in Early Autumn

Gold and silver have fallen after yesterday’s gains due to the very poor consumer confidence data and Federal Reserve murmurings of further monetary easing. Gold is trading at USD 1,792.50, EUR 1,245.10, GBP 1,098.30, CHF 1,471.50 and JPY 137,624 per ounce. While silver is trading at USD 41.21, EUR 28.53 , GBP 25.31, CHF 33.33 and JPY 3,155 per ounce. 

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30
Aug
2011

Gold at $1,950 Within the Month Reaffirm UBS; JP Morgan $2,500 Year End Call Remains

Gold is higher against most currencies and especially the euro. Gold is trading at USD 1,792.50, EUR 1,245.10, GBP 1,098.30, CHF 1,471.50 and JPY 137,624 per ounce.

Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,791.00, EUR 1,243.49, GBP 1,097.56 per ounce. Gold fixed marginally higher than last Friday’s AM Fix which was at USD 1,787.00, EUR 1237.10, GBP 1,094.17 per ounce which suggests physical demand is supportive at the $1,800 level.

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29
Aug
2011

Gold Fell 2.96% Last Week – Further Falls Possible but Downside Limited

Gold has fallen in U.S. dollars and in most currencies but is higher in Swiss francs due to concerns of fees on Swiss franc deposits. Asian (except for China’s CSI300) and European equities are higher as investors judge the recent sell off as excessive. Risk appetite has risen on hopes that the U.S. and global slowdown will not be sharp.  

Gold is trading at USD 1,818.80, EUR 1,254.10, GBP 1,110.90, CHF 1,482.50 and JPY 139,340 per ounce.

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26
Aug
2011

Western Speculators Sell Gold; Asia and West Buy Bullion – Coin and Bar Supply Increasingly Tight

Gold is higher in most currencies but especially in dollars and Swiss francs. The dollar and European equities are lower due to nervousness prior to Bernanke’s speech at Jackson Hole. Expectations are waning that Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke will indicate further quantitative easing measures to prop up the ailing U.S. economy – at least in the short term.

Gold is trading at USD 1,790.80, EUR 1,241.10, GBP 1,098.90, CHF 1,422.50 and JPY 137,779 per ounce.

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25
Aug
2011

Gold Down Further 2% – Chorus of ‘Gold Bubble’ Callers Such as Roubini Out in Force Again

All major currencies have risen against gold again today as the vicious sell off seen on Tuesday and particularly yesterday continued in Asia overnight and in Europe. 

Gold is trading at USD 1,723.80, EUR 1,192.10, GBP 1,052.90, CHF 1,369.50 and JPY 133,225 per ounce.

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24
Aug
2011

Germany May Want PIIGS Gold as Security for ‘Bailouts’ – Merkel’s Officials in Damage Limitation Mode

All major currencies are lower against gold today with the Japanese downgrade and concerns about global growth taking their toll on Asian stock markets. While European indices have eked out gains, some selling of peripheral European debt has been seen again and yields on German bunds have risen.


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23
Aug
2011

Gold Reaches $1,913.50 – Smart Money Moving into Silver as UBS Says $50 Silver in 3 Months

All major currencies are higher against gold today including the US dollar, despite the dollar falling on international markets.

Gold reached new record nominal highs at $1,913.50/oz overnight and profit taking and traders nervous about potential margin increases have led to a 1% fall in dollar terms today. Gold has fallen by more in euro and sterling.

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22
Aug
2011

Gold Nears $1,900 – Venezuela Formally Requests Gold Holdings Held by BOE Ship by Sea

All major currencies have fallen against gold and silver again today with gold reaching new record nominal highs in most fiat currencies including U.S. dollars. Gold reached a new record of $1,894.80/oz – just shy of $1,900/oz.


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19
Aug
2011

Perfect Storm Sees Gold & Silver Surge – Chavez Gold Action Leads to Backwardation, Short Squeeze and ‘Havoc’ Concerns

All major currencies have fallen sharply against gold and silver again today with gold reaching new record nominal highs in Canadian and New Zealand dollars, in sterling, in euros and of course in dollars as turmoil continues in global markets.

In volatile trade, gold is down 1% from new record highs and is trading at USD 1,860.10, EUR 1,300.40, GBP 1,126.40, CHF 1,470.90, and JPY 142,414 per ounce and has risen some 2% in all currencies. Silver has surged by nearly 3% in all major currencies.

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18
Aug
2011

Gold Over $1808 – May Be Poised for ‘Parabolic’ Rise; People in West Not Prepared for Possible Currency Crisis

All major currencies have fallen sharply against gold again today but especially the ‘commodity’ fiat currencies of the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollar. Swiss francs are also under pressure again today.

Gold is trading at 1,808 USD, 1,259.10 EUR, 1,096.40 GBP, 1,436.90 CHF and 138,510 JPY per ounce.  

The London AM fix was a second consecutive record nominal high in USD. Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,794.50, EUR 1,246.44, GBP 1,087.12 per ounce (from yesterday’s USD 1,792.00, EUR 1,240.39, GBP 1,089.96 per ounce).

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