Today’s AM fix was USD 1,723.25, EUR 1,349.66, and GBP 1,083.67 per ounce.
Friday’s AM fix was USD 1,710.00, EUR 1,342.76, and GBP 1,077.91 per ounce.
Silver is trading at $32.70/oz, €25.72/oz and £20.65/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,567.50/oz, palladium at $633.30/oz and rhodium at $1,080/oz.
Gold fell $2.10 or 1.10% in New York on Friday and closed at $1,711.90. Silver fell to a low of $32.057 and finished with a loss of 1.01%.
Gold rose on Monday as the dollar fell and oil prices rose as the Israeli Palestinian conflict escalates and the US fiscal cliff discussions support the yellow metal.
Gold ETF funds climbed to a record high of 75.421 million ounces on November 16thshowing how institutional demand for the ETF remains robust as ever.
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission said that speculators increased long bets in US gold bullion ending the week of November 13th. US silver contracts also rose from the prior week.
US economic highlights today include US Existing Home Sales for Oct & NAHB Housing Market Index (1500 GMT). Tuesday’s data are Housing Starts and Building Permits, and on Wednesday Initial Jobless Claims, Michigan Sentiment, and Leading Economic Indicators.
Commerzbank AG released research that said gold is set to rally to break through the “psychological” resistance of $1,786 or 1,400 euros.
The yellow metal soared 4.9% in euros in one week from the 11 week low set November 2nd and has since fallen 1.3%. The rebound from the November dip means prices should recover to reach the all-time euro high set last month, before rising to the point-and-figure target at 1,395 euros, said the bank’s research. Point and figure charts estimate trends in prices without showing time.
Gold may then reach a Fibonacci level of about 1,421, the 61.8% extension of the May-to-October rally, projected from the November low, Commerzbank wrote in its report on November 13th which was picked up by Bloomberg. Fibonacci analysis is based on the theory that prices climb or drop by certain percentages after reaching a high or low.
“What we are seeing is a correction lower, nothing more,” Axel Rudolph, a technical analyst at Commerzbank in London, said by e-mail Nov. 16, referring to the drop since November 9th. Rudolph remains bullish as long as prices hold above the November low at about 1,303 euros. Technical analysts study charts of trading patterns and prices to predict changes in a security, commodity, currency or index.
Bullion in dollars is heading for a 12th consecutive annual gain as central banks from the US, Europe and Asia utilized quantitative easing to protect fragile financial and economic systems. Gold reached new records in Swiss francs, rupees and rand since September, a year after setting a high in dollars.
Gold’s significant consolidation of the last 15 months between €1,200 and €1,400 has been very healthy and sets the market up for strong gains again in the coming months.
Interestingly, when gold broke above the resistance at €1,100/oz seen in 2010 and 2011, it quickly rose to a new record high of nearly €1,400/oz. This was a gain of over 27% in just over 2 months.
Once resistance of €1,400/oz is broken we could see similar price gains and a 25% increase from these levels would result in gold at over €1,750/oz.
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(Bloomberg) — Silver to ‘Dominate Near-Term’ on Fiscal Concerns, SocGen Says
Copper demand may rebound while supplies tighten, and improving outlook on China may support prices, bank says today in e-mailed report.
Platinum prices “have fallen to a likely floor as industrial demand has bottomed”.
Bank has one-month buy recommendations on silver, copper, wheat, platinum, WTI and sell on coal.
(Bloomberg) – Credit Suisse Group AG says China demand is Robust
Demand for physical gold from retail clients in China has been “robust” and may expand by 10 percent to 15 percent this year, according to Credit Suisse Group AG.
A gold-backed exchange-traded fund listed in China may be approved within the next 12 months, Tom Kendall, a London-based analyst said in a report today, adding that he has “considerable doubts” that it will become a large additional source of physical demand for the metal.
(Bloomberg) — Gold Traders Increase Bets on Price Rise, CFTC Data Shows
Hedge-fund managers and other large speculators increased their net-long position in New York gold futures in the week ended Nov. 13, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data.
Speculative long positions, or bets prices will rise, outnumbered short positions by 171,594 contracts on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Washington-based commission said in its Commitments of Traders report. Net-long positions rose by 11,421 contracts, or 7 percent, from a week earlier.
Gold futures fell this week, dropping 0.9 percent to $1,714.70 a troy ounce at today’s close.
Miners, producers, jewelers and other commercial users were net-short 224,795 contracts, an increase of 17,053 contracts, or 8 percent, from the previous week.
(Bloomberg) — Silver Traders Increase Bets on Price Rise, CFTC Data Shows
Hedge-fund managers and other large speculators increased their net-long position in New York silver futures in the week ended Nov. 13, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data.
Speculative long positions, or bets prices will rise, outnumbered short positions by 34,410 contracts on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Washington-based commission said in its Commitments of Traders report. Net-long positions rose by 291 contracts, or 1 percent, from a week earlier.
Silver futures fell this week, dropping 0.7 percent to $32.37 a troy ounce at today’s close.
Miners, producers, jewelers and other commercial users were net-short 50,961 contracts, an increase of 1,283 contracts, or 3 percent, from the previous week.
Gold firms on soft dollar; US fiscal talks eyed – Reuters
CFTC to challenge court ruling on position limits – Futures Magazine
Keiser Interviews GATA’s Turk and Kirby – You Tube
The Myth Of The New American Gold Standard – 24H Gold
Citi: Gold ‘Chart Mania’ – King World News
On Surviving The Monetary Meltdown – Zero Hedge