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What happens with the U.S.-China trade deal will remain a major market mover as both sides struggle to complete a “phase one” stage agreed to in October. “Trade negotiations, rather than the U.K. elections or the December FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee meeting), continue to set the tone of trading for the gold market,” said Standard Chartered. Traders looking to buy the dip can play gold miners and look at the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT) , which makes a play on gold miners.
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While most were preparing for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, palladium investors were feasting off gains as the precious metal reached $1,841. Analysts are already predicting that the precious metal ...
Major indexes like the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were hitting highs on Monday, making precious metals an afterthought, but global investment firm Goldman Sachs is bullish on gold with a $1,600 per ounce price level forecast in 2020.
Bullish gold traders didn’t get the news they wanted when the most recent Federal Reserve minutes revealed that more rate cuts may not be on the horizon, which could feed into lower gold prices. Last month, the central bank instituted its third straight rate cut by 25 basis points—a reversal from last year’s four straight rate hikes. “Federal Reserve officials generally agreed that they likely won’t need to cut interest rates again unless economic conditions change significantly, according to minutes released Wednesday from their most recent meeting,” noted a CNBC report discussing the Fed’s most recent minutes in which it cut rates by a quarter point last month.
Strong U.S. housing data should've helped boost the markets in Tuesday's trading session, but it was once again trade war news coming to the forefront as U.S. President Donald Trump said he'd raise tariffs in China was unwilling to make a trade deal. In the precious metals arena, gold was in a consolidation phase despite the recent housing data. "U.S. Housing starts rose in October and permits for future home construction jumped to a 12-year high," wrote David Becker in FX Empire.
Gold has fallen from its record highs earlier this year when inverted yield curves, fears of slowing global growth and the U.S.-China trade war spooked investors into seeking safe haven assets like precious metals. “The macro narrative has shifted from ‘recession or no recession’ to ‘no recession or cyclical upturn’ … Given the notable lack of physical support, the critical gold support into year-end, rests on both structural investor interest recommitting and CB [central banks] interest reengaging to offset potentially strong fresh paper shorts (who are underweight),” wrote Scotiabank commodity strategist Nicky Shiels.
The risk-on optimism in the stock market right now could be fleeting, which could pave the way for gold prices to surge in 2020. “From a physical perspective, if you’re an investor from a medium to longer term perspective, you just stay with this market and if your holdings are under your percentage allocation that you were looking to apply to your portfolio from the perspective of gold, then you just add to the position at these levels because I think 2020 is going to be a very, very volatile year and I think it’s going to be very positive for the metals,” said Peter Hug Global Trading Director, Kitco Metals. “Technically, the gold bears have the overall near-term technical advantage,” wrote Jim Wyckoff in Kitco News.
Treasury yields have been rising, which have pushed other safe haven assets like gold out of the way, but while the precious metal is down, it certainly isn’t out. “Gold markets have broken down rather significantly during the week, slicing well below the $1,500 level,” wrote Christopher Lewis in FX Empire. Lewis underscores the importance of that $1,450 price level in determining what gold could do in the forthcoming weeks.
Safe haven assets couldn’t hide from losses as a risk-on switch got flipped back on after positive news from a U.S.-China trade deal fueled a hunger for more equities. As such, precious metals like gold and silver touched down to three-month lows. “Safe-haven gold and silver prices are sharply down and have slumped to three-month lows in midday trading Thursday,” wrote Jim Wyckoff of Kitco News.
Per a Kitco News report, “the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) said that its Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to a reading of 54.7% in October, up from September’s 52.6%. “As soon as you saw those ISM numbers you had to get out of gold,” said Phillip Streible, senior market analyst at RJO Futures told Kitco News. For traders who want double the exposure to gold prices, there’s the ProShares Ultra Gold (UGL) .
From a technical perspective, chartists are still favoring gold despite the celebratory champagne bottles popping in the stock market. “A bullish U.S. stock market that is near record highs is limiting buying interest in the safe-haven metals,” wrote Jim Wyckoff of Kitco News. For traders who want double the exposure to gold prices, there’s the ProShares Ultra Gold (UGL) .
The capital markets are expecting a rate cut with algorithms like the CME FedWatch Tool calculating a 93% chance that the central bank will institute its third straight cut in 2019. How should gold traders ...
Gold was steady as she goes in Thursday’s trading session following the U.S. manufacturing sector’s IHS Markit data saying that its U.S. manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index for October went higher ...
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allied members could implement supply cuts in December, which should give oil traders a holiday season worth celebrating. OPEC will meet ...
As investors were lukewarm on the latest trade news talk, banks were able to prop up the markets on Tuesday with some positive earnings results. While precious metals gained strength on Monday's market session, technical data on Tuesday served as reminder that gold and silver could be in consolidation phase, which could give investors pause when looking into these alternative asset classes. "As gold and silver prepare for their next move, they are in the consolidation phase.
You can almost say that former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne left his company wearing a golden parachute—literally –as he sold stock of the company he launched in 1999 and loaded up on gold as well as its digital currency equivalent Bitcoin.
China has a voracious appetite for gold and has now reached 100 tons in gold reserves since it started purchasing the precious metal late last year. More importantly, more purchases could come, which could fan the flames for gold-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Per Bloomberg News, the “People’s Bank of China picked up more gold last month, raising holdings to 62.64 million ounces in September from 62.45 million in August, according to data on its website.
Gold hit a two-week high to start this week’s trading session following week economic data stemming from Europe. “The weak German PMI numbers gave a little bit of a shock to the stock market and led investors into safety like gold and silver,” said Phillip Streible, senior commodities strategist at RJO Futures. “In addition to that, there are a lot of investors moving in that market and in such a small, illiquid market, it doesn’t take a lot of investors to drive the price higher.” How High Does Gold Climb?
The space currently holds a market cap of $177 billion, but getting an exchange-traded fund focused squarely on Bitcoin has proven to be an uphill battle to say the least. “If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken,” said Clayton, the opening speaker at the Delivering Alpha conference. Aside from the Bitcoin discussion, Clayton opined on giving retail investors more access to public markets like the initial public offering (IPO) space.