|Bid||93.90 x 1000|
|Ask||94.04 x 800|
|Day's Range||90.42 - 94.87|
|52 Week Range||54.09 - 132.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-4.41%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.10|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.65%|
The stock market when on to reach more record highs on Thursday thanks to a bevy of positive economic data, such as less jobless claims and better-than-expected retail numbers. However, Bridgewater Associates ...
The U.S.-China “phase one” trade deal that is set to be signed today is injecting a healthy dose of optimism into the markets, which is keeping gold and silver prices at bay. After hitting highs the previous week, this week could see a rollercoaster-like drop as precious metals traders brace themselves for the wild ride. “Gold and silver appear to be headed lower, and there doesn’t appear to be anything that will slow the metals from another trend reversal,” wrote Todd “Bubba” Horwitz in Kitco News.
In Monday's early trading session, the euphoria of the capital markets on last week's "phase one" trade deal may already be losing steam, especially when looking at steady gold prices. Rather than prices falling from a renewed risk-on sentiment, gold prices held, showing signs that bullish gold investors are skeptical of a the trade deal.
“The gold market is adding to strong gains following the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement and after data highlighted weaker-than-expected producer inflation pressures,” wrote Niels Christensen in a Kitco News report. The index is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that operate globally in both developed and emerging markets, and are involved primarily in mining for gold and, to a lesser extent, in mining for silver.
With Christmas headed our way, silver bells could be ringing for bullish traders by year’s end, according to certain market experts who track the precious metal. The prospect of less rate hikes could give precious metals like silver more strength in 2020. “In a report published Wednesday, Philip Newman, director at Metals Focus, in conjunction with the Silver Institute, said that although silver prices are down from September’s three-year highs, the market remains comfortable above the price range seen at the start of the year,” a Kitco news report by Jim Wyckoff stated.
With the strong showing in equities as of late, it seems that precious metals like silver have fallen to the wayside when it comes to capital allocations, but technical levels show that a rally could be ...
“It’s very common for attempts to push up through to resistance to fail the first time,” said David Smith, senior analyst at the Morgan Report. “December silver futures prices were nearer the session high at midday,” wrote Jim Wyckoff in Kitco News. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of $18.35 an ounce.
As the Federal Reserve ponders a possible rate cut following its meeting near the end of the month, gold bulls are lying in wait and ready to pounce with leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Funds like the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT), VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) and the Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (JNUG) are certainly in play. “Gold, for most parts, is steady as we are on hold until we get to the Fed meeting.