Gold Gold closed at $888.80 in New York yesterday and was up $4.40; silver closed at $16.61, down 16 cents. Gold fell initially in Asia, then rose in early European trading prior to falling again in recent trade. With oil prices remaining near record highs, near $137 a barrel this morning and the dollar slightly weaker (it breached and remains close to 1.56 against the euro again this morning), gold should remain well bid at these levels but in the short term anything can happen and support is at $880 and $860.
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Gold Gold closed at $884.40 in New York yesterday and was down 17.30 cents; silver closed at $16.76, down 57 cents. Gold rallied in Asia and in early European trading to recover some of yesterday’s sharp losses. Oil has risen to near record highs, above $138 a barrel again this morning and the dollar has given up much of yesterday’s gains (1.557 to the Euro) and this is likely leading to gold buying. All eyes are on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision tomorrow and this could lead to traders being reluctant to take large positions - long or short.
Gold Gold closed at $901.70 in New York on Friday and was down 40 cents; silver closed at $17.33, up 1 cent. Gold was up over 4% last week and the close above $900 may prove important from a technical point of view in the coming weeks. Gold remained strong in Asia and in early European trading but has since succumbed to profit taking after last week’s gains on a stronger dollar this morning. There appear to have been large long positions with stop losses at $900 and this contributed to the severity of the sell off this morning.
Gold Gold closed at $891.30 in New York yesterday and was up $6.90; silver closed at $17.31, up 26 cents. Since then gold has again traded in a range between $885 and $895 in Asian and in early European trading this morning. Gold rose in early trading in Europe when oil prices rose on news that Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell had halted production at a major offshore oil facility in Nigeria because of a militant attack.
Gold Gold closed at $884.20 in New York yesterday and was up $1.00; silver closed at $17.05, down 19 cents. Since then gold has again traded in a range between $880 and $890 in Asian and early European trading this morning. Gold remains firm after the poor economic data from the U.S. yesterday which showed that housing starts and permits continue to slide, industrial production also fell and was weaker then expected.
Gold Gold closed at $883.20 in New York yesterday and was up $13.30;silver closed at $17.24 up 67 cents. Gold traded in a range between $880 and $890 in Asian and European trading this morning prior to selling off at the open on the NYMEX. With oil selling off and the dollar stronger versus the euro today, gold has come under pressure. But the inflation genie is well and truly out of the bottle and central banks internationally are in an extremely difficult situation.
Gold Gold closed at $869.50 in New York and was down $10.50; silver closed at $16.48 down 29 cents. Gold rallied initially in Asia but has subsequently given up those gains and has fallen in Asia overnight and in early European trading this morning. More of the same in the gold market today with gold taking its lead from oil which is down (1%) and the dollar which is up this morning (0.8% against the euro and 0.15% against sterling).
Gold Gold closed at $881.00 in New York and was up $13.20; silver closed at $16.84, up 27 cents. Gold has subsequently given up some of yesterday's gains and has fallen in Asia overnight and in early European trading this morning. Gold is again taking its cue from oil which is down and the dollar which is up this morning. This trend may continue until we get a breakout out of the recent range bound trade between $850 and $950. The breakout is again likely to be to the upside.
Gold Gold closed at $867.80 in New York and was down $27; silver closed at $16.57 down 58 cents. Gold has risen in Asia overnight and in early European trading this morning is up some 0.5%.
Gold Gold closed at $894.80 in New York and was down 70 cents; silver closed at $17.15 down 22 cents. Both have sold off in Asia overnight and in early European trading this morning. Gold’s sell off is somewhat counter intuitive given the host of positive fundamentals. However, oil selling off and the dollar strengthening again (despite increasing credit, financial and systemic risk) is contributing to gold’s weakness.
Gold Gold closed at $895.50 in New York Friday and was up $23.30; silver closed at $17.37 and was up 30 cents. In the New York Globex market gold subsequently rallied to $902.20 late Friday. Both traded sideways in Asia this morning prior to rallying higher in early European trading.
GI believe all investors should have a precious metals allocation of at least 25% to silver and either buy silver outright now or should transfer from gold to silver at the earliest possible opportunity. We believe $50 per ounce
Gold Gold closed at $880.50 in New York yesterday and was down $1.80; silver closed at $16.84 and was up 5 cents.
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Precious metals remain the most undervalued of all the asset classes. Precious metals, and particularly silver, remain the most undervalued of all the commodities. Silver is even more undervalued than gold and is undervalued when compared to other strategic commodities such as oil. Silver has excellent and unchanged strong fundamentals but also the technical picture for silver is textbook bullish with a continuing series of higher highs and higher lows. Silver remains one of the most under analysed and inaccurately analysed of all the commodity markets and this creates a huge opportunity for investors who are willing to do their own research and go against the herd. Silver remains the preserve of a tiny “hard asset” demographic and the majority of investors in the western world have not got a clue what silver is, how to invest in it and why one would invest in it, let alone what it’s price and price history is. The herd have not even considered silver yet. Incidentally the herd were wrong on the NASDAQ, on property and they will be wrong on assuming that this will be another short benign recession. Most institutions have been bearish on silver since it was above $6 per ounce and continue to be as they fail to look at the big picture supply and demand and macroeconomic fundamentals. Silver is currently trading at just above $18.00 per ounce. Gold Investments continue to believe that silver will surpass $25 per ounce in 2008. It will likely reach its non inflation adjusted high of $48.70 per ounce before 2012 and its inflation adjusted high (as many other commodities including oil already done) of some $130 per ounce in the next 8 years. After healthy corrections, gold and silver are again table thumping buys. Indeed it could be argued that the fundamentals for gold and particularly silver have never been as bullish as they are today. This is due to the myriad of real fundamental macroeconomic, systemic, geopolitical and geological factors all of which are combining into what will likely create price moves that will in time make the price moves of the 1970’s look small in comparison. The fundamentals reasons for our very bullish outlook on silver is due to continuing and increasing global macroeconomic and geopolitical risks; silver’s historic role as money and a store of value; the declining and very small supply of silver; significant industrial demand and most importantly significant and increasing investment demand.
Gold Gold’s sharp sell off yesterday (Gold closed at $907.40 down $18.60; Silver at $17.45 down 79 cents) has continued. Gold traded sideways in Asia before selling off again late in Asia and in early trading in Europe. Stock markets in Asia were mixed overnight but European markets have recovered from early losses and the FTSE is up nearly 0.5% in the session so far.
Gold Gold was down 1% ($9.50 to $918.10) but silver remained firm and closed marginally lower (down $0.06 to $17.92) and profit taking on oil's weakness was seen by many as the primary cause of yesterday's sell off. Gold traded sideways in Asia but has rallied in early trade in Europe.