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Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves after Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its weekly fund flows report.
Fresh Sell-Off Hits Gold: Is $1,200 the Next Stop? Investors, market participants, and analysts have been puzzled by gold’s weakness in recent months despite escalating trade war tensions and geopolitical risks. The Fed’s aggressive stance on interest rate hikes has also been weighing on gold.
Many investors might seek to buy gold at a discounted price while some risk aggressive investors want to short gold for the near term via ETFs.
In an interview with CNBC on July 19, President Trump said that he wasn’t “thrilled” about the Fed raising the rates. He said, “Because we go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. I don’t really — I am not happy about it. But at the same time I’m letting them do what they feel is best.” Usually, presidents don’t interfere or comment on the Fed’s decisions. The market knows President Trump’s views on interest rates.
Fresh Sell-Off Hits Gold: Is $1,200 the Next Stop? In the previous part, we discussed how gold prices lost ~1% following Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s strong outlook for US economic growth and his conviction in the gradual rate hike path. Gold fell ~0.43% on July 19 and ended the day at $1,218 per ounce.
Gold prices (IAU) have been on a losing spree since mid-April due to the US dollar’s strength and diverging monetary policies in the United States (IVV) and the rest of the world. During the congressional testimony, Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave an upbeat assessment of the US (VOO) economy. The assets are attractive when interest rates (TLT) are high because gold doesn’t generate any income.
Crude oil traded with increased volatility and mixed sentiment on Thursday. On July 20, crude oil opened on a stronger note and was trading with strength in the early hours.
Maybe it will be some major earnings news or perhaps it will be something to do with trade but right now the majority of stocks are churning and not doing much of interest. As an illustration of how this market is looking for something to react to it just made a sharp move on some headline from CNBC's Joe Kernan's interview with President Trump. Trump said he isn't thrilled about higher rates and that the strong dollar is a disadvantage but that isn't particularly surprising.
Globally listed gold exchange traded products, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) have recently been struggling and some market observers believe the yellow ...
After losing strength last week, crude oil started this week on a weaker note and declined as the week progressed. On Thursday, crude oil started the day on a mixed note and was trading with weakness at four-week low price levels in the early hours.
Gold prices have declined ~5.0% YTD (year-to-date) after rising ~13.0% in 2017. Gold is hitting lows despite factors that favor its safe-haven status. Despite the escalation of trade war fears and political tensions in the European Union, gold prices have been trending lower.
A record number of fund managers in the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) July survey believe that gold (GLD) (IAU) is undervalued. About 17% of them said gold was trading below its actual market worth, and 25% said oil (USO) is overvalued.
Gold prices early Thursday extended a downdraft that has pushed the metal toward its lowest close in more than a year, in an atmosphere of rising benchmark rates for U.S. government debt and the continuation of a U.S. dollar rally. August gold traded $12, or 1%, lower at $1,215.90 an ounce early Thursday, a day after the precious commodity edged up slightly to register its first gain in four sessions and avoided its first finish in correction territory, defined as a decline from a recent peak of at least 10%, since late 2016, according to WSJ Market Data Group. Gold tends to fall as stocks climb because it is viewed as an asset that appeals to investors in times of uncertainty and fear.