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|Day's Range||15.37 - 15.53|
|52 Week Range||14.44 - 17.14|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||3.54|
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Besides overall market volatility, the most important determinant of precious metal prices, especially gold’s (IAU) (SLV), is the US dollar. As gold prices reached a five-month low, the US dollar reached a five-month high against a basket of six major world currencies. The US dollar (UUP), as represented by the DXY Currency Index, has risen ~3.6% over the last month.
Ray Dalio Is Holding on to Gold: Are You? After the massive slump in gold prices as US Treasury yields rose, the trading range for gold seems to have corrected lower. The relative strength index for gold has also fallen considerably to 28.2, which suggests that there could soon be a revival in the price of gold.
Precious metals funds are a smart and effective way of adding diversification to an investment portfolio. When choosing the best precious metals funds to buy, there are a few criteria to follow for narrowing your search: Use ETFs or ETNs: Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes are generally preferred for investing in precious metals over mutual funds. This is because most precious metals mutual funds buy stocks of miners, which offers only indirect exposure to precious metals, whereas ETFs and ETNs can offer more direct exposure through indices and commodities markets.
Precious metals tend to be the commodity segment of choice for those looking shelter against market volatility and uncertainty. The ascending triangle is created by having the price trade within a defined range that narrows toward the breakout point near the end of the pattern.
All four precious metals appreciated on May 10, as forecast by RSI (relative strength index) scores the previous day. Gold rose 0.73% to $1,320.80 per ounce. Silver rose ~1.4% to $16.70, platinum rose 0.98% to $926.50, and palladium rose 2.4% to $1,002. Technicals and macroeconomic events boosted precious metals.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: New Gold (NGD), Newmont Mining (NEM), Hecla Mining (HL), and Kinross Gold (KGC). For the most part, mining stocks move in tandem with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while Hecla has shown the lowest correlation.
Gold’s price dipped 0.13% to $1,312.8 per ounce on May 9. The fall in gold was extended for a number of reasons, including a decrease in overall volatility and rising US Treasury rates. We’ll discuss these factors at length in the next few articles.
In this final part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), New Gold (NGD), and Newmont Mining (NEM). For the most part, mining stocks move with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while B2Gold has the lowest correlation year-to-date.
Silver has fallen 4.3% in the past week, and gold has fallen 2.3% during the same timeframe. Movements in gold and silver are reflected in the iShares Gold Trust ETF (IAU) and the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV). IAU and SLV were down 0.32% and 0.19%, respectively, on April 26. The comparative performances of these metals can be seen via the gold-silver ratio, which is a measure of the number of silver ounces it takes to invest in a single ounce of gold.
Precious metals had yet another down day on Wednesday, slumping for the second day in a row. Gold was down 0.77% on Wednesday to close at $1,321.2 an ounce. It touched its lowest mark of $1,320, and its RSI level was at 48.6. The implied volatility in gold remained at 10.3%. Silver was also down 1.2%. Silver’s losses have exceeded gold’s losses in the last few days. The RSI level for silver was at 53.3, and its volatility was at 17.1%.
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The last few days have been choppy for precious metals. On Monday, April 23, gold futures for April expiration fell 1.1% and closed at $1,322.50 per ounce. Its RSI (relative strength index) level fell to 45, and its implied volatility was 11.2%. Silver slumped more than gold, falling a whopping 3.4% and ending the day at $16.60 per ounce. The RSI for silver was 54.6, and its implied volatility was 20.2%.
The past one month has been good for precious metals with the exception of platinum. Gold, silver, and palladium have increased a whopping 3%, 6.4%, and 4.4%, respectively, during the last 30 trading days. Platinum has dropped about 0.97% during the same timeframe.
Gold futures suffered a second consecutive session of losses on Friday, as strength in the dollar and gains in Treasury yields sent prices for the metal lower for the week. For the week, gold futures fell by roughly 0.7%, the first such loss in three weeks. The contract saw a 3% gain for the week.
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
Precious metals had another up day as gold futures for April expiration rose 0.48% on Friday, April 13, closing at $1,344.80 per ounce. Silver rose 1.1%, ending the day at $16.60 per ounce.
A classic technical analysis pattern is playing out on the gold ETF chart based on the monthly prices. From the standpoint of classic technical analysis – the kind that John J. Murphy elucidates in Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets – this indicates the potential for reversal. Gold ETF chart. Since this is the case, a decent technical analyst would check for other types of indications to look for confirmation or non-confirmation.
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One of the market indicators for gold that has been consistently playing a significant role in the determination of the directional move for precious metals is the US dollar, depicted by the Dollar Index (or DXY). The other three precious metals have fallen. The above chart shows the inverse relationship between the dollar and VXY over the past month. The relationship between precious metals (IAU) (SLV) and the US dollar (UUP) remains negative.
The US dollar, depicted by the DXY Currency Index, was down 0.30% on Monday, April 9. The US dollar and gold tend to be inversely related to each other. The below chart shows the relationship between gold (IAU) (SLV) and the US dollar over the past one month.