Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) safe-haven demand for the has waned

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) safe-haven demand for the has waned

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) safe-haven demand for the has waned Gold and silver prices are lower in early U.S. trading Wednesday. Safe-haven demand for the metals has waned a bit at mid-week as risk aversion has subsided just a bit. Traders and investors are now focused on today’s FOMC decision. December gold futures were last down […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding $1,500 after fractured Federal Reserve cuts rates

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding $1,500 after fractured Federal Reserve cuts rates

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding $1,500 after fractured Federal Reserve cuts rates Gold prices are under pressure but holding critical support above $1,500 an ounce as the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates but strikes fairly neutral tone on the U.S. econom and a fractured central bank. In a widely anticipated move Wednesday, the U.S. central […]

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents Gas prices already are rising after an attack badly damaged two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, disrupting world oil supplies and sending crude oil prices up 15% on Monday. The average national gasoline price in the U.S. […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up Headlines USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288. Crude Oil jitters ease Gold prices steady in cautious mood China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC […]

Gold’s Market Price Hanging in Place

Gold’s Market Price Hanging in Place

$XAU $GLD Gold markets traded back and forth during the session Tuesday hanging about the $1500 mark the bottom of the consolidation range, as the 50-Day EMA is there where buyers are clustered. Gold Technical Analysis Video 18.09.19 That does not mean a direct move North right away, but rather there is interest in this market, […]

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $$USO, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX S&P 500 closed higher in front of FOMC interest rate decision Wednesday 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher, led by the real estate (+1.4%), utilities (+0.9%), and materials (+0.7%) sectors. The energy (-1.5%) and industrials (-0.04%) sectors were the sectors to finish in the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,566.20

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,566.20

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,566.20 Technically, the gold bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage and are keeping alive a three-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in October futures above solid resistance at the September high of $1,566.20. Bears’ next […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some corrective pressure

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some corrective pressure

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some corrective pressure Gold and silver prices are modestly weaker in early U.S. trading Tuesday, on some corrective pressure following Monday’s gains. Still, look for more safe-haven demand in the near term after the weekend terrorist drone strike that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are not likely […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

JP Morgan Manipulated Gold Price

JP Morgan Manipulated Gold Price

Precious metals traders at JP Morgan made millions through fraudulent trades, operating a sprawling criminal conspiracy to manipulate prices, according to the US Justice Department, which appears to be signaling a crackdown. Current and former JP Morgan precious metals traders Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak, and Christopher Jordan engaged in “a massive, multiyear scheme to manipulate […]

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view Oil prices dipped Tuesday but held most of the previous day’s record gains following an attack on Saudi facilities that wiped out half the country’s output, with traders nervously awaiting the US response after it said Iran was likely to […]

People are Asking: “Why are Russian & Chinese Central Banks Buying Gold?”

People are Asking: “Why are Russian & Chinese Central Banks Buying Gold?”

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $EUR Russia’s central bank gold reserves are now valued at more than $100-B Emerging markets have been adding gold holdings regardless the prices are near their highest marks in more than 6 years, as countries such as Russia and China diversify their Fx reserves, this is a trend that is likely to […]

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $OIL, $USO, $VXX Wall Street closed lower, Crude Oil prices spiked after attack in Saudi Arabia The attack knocked about 5.7-M BPD out of production, leading to the biggest 1-day gainer in WTI Crude Oil ($62.88/bbl, +$8.00, +14.6%) since Y 2008. Saudi Arabia expected to restore about 33% of lost production […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) weak rally following a weekend terrorist drone strike that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) weak rally following a weekend terrorist drone strike that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) weak rally following a weekend terrorist drone strike that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry Gold and silver prices are higher in early U.S. trading Monday, on safe-haven demand following a weekend terrorist drone strike that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. Some metals market watchers are scratching their heads wondering why prices have […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance of $1,566.20

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance of $1,566.20

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance of $1,566.20 Technically, the gold bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage and are keeping alive a three-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in October futures above solid resistance at the September high of $1,566.20. Bears’ next […]

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption Some U.S. oil companies are positioned to gain from the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s facilities over the weekend and an attendant rise in crude prices. The biggest moves could come from U.S. oil companies with a sizable short interest, including Apache Corp., Continental Resources […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Spikes, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil spikes after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares President Trump said the US is “locked & loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil production facilities Gold rallies as […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Likely to Weaken if Fed is Dovish

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Likely to Weaken if Fed is Dovish

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Likely to Weaken if Fed is Dovish Gold traders will also be watching Wednesday’s Fed interest rate and monetary policy decisions. A 25-basis point rate cut is widely expected, however, traders will be more interested in how Fed policymakers feel about a December rate cut. Gold futures finished lower for a […]

Gold: Investment Strategy

Gold: Investment Strategy

$XAU, $GLD, $GOLD, $NEM, $USD Emerging markets have/are adding to gold holdings, undeterred by prices near their highest levels in more than 6 years, as countries such as Russia and China diversify their Fx reserves, a trend we believe that is likely to continue. Central bank buying is important to the supply/demand dynamic for the […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded Oil futures fell on Friday as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded, leaving prices set for a weekly loss after days of wild gyrations. Brent crude was down 17 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at […]

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods

U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to keep or even raise tariffs on Chinese imports amid ongoing trade talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, after both sides granted concessions ahead of the next round of negotiations. Still, Mnuchin said in an interview on CNBC, U.S. officials were looking to make progress when talks […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) boost was primarily due to a boost in investor confidence involving a likely positive outcome of the ongoing trade dispute

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) boost was primarily due to a boost in investor confidence involving a likely positive outcome of the ongoing trade dispute

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) boost was primarily due to a boost in investor confidence involving a likely positive outcome of the ongoing trade dispute Global markets reacted positively this week as both the United States and China made new progress in possibly putting an end to the now year-long trade war. The moves […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rebound off downtrend support – risk remains while below 1522/26

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rebound off downtrend support – risk remains while below 1522/26

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rebound off downtrend support – risk remains while below 1522/26 Gold prices tested a key pivot zone today on the back of the ECB interest rate announcement with price still holding within a near-term descending pattern. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the XAU/USD charts this week. In my […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Bears ease grip on most Asian currencies as trade worries fade Asian stocks at 6-wk highs as trade dispute gloom lifts before ECB meet Crude Oil gains on hopes for US-China trade dispute thaw Gold slips as trade […]

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

$XAU, $GLD Gold steady ahead of ECB meeting Thursday and FOMC meeting next week Gold futures remarked Key $1,500 oz Wednesday, as traders weighed President Trump’s latest Tweet calling for the Fed to cut interest rates down to Zero, ahead of the FOMC’s meeting next week. Prices for the precious Yellow metal traded between modest […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) awaiting ECB meeting

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) awaiting ECB meeting

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) awaiting ECB meeting Gold and silver prices are trading near steady in early U.S. trading Wednesday. Traders are on hold at mid-week, awaiting central bank meetings that are just over the horizon. The gold and silver bulls have faded recently and need a shot of bullish news. December gold futures were last up $0.60 […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices near steady

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices near steady

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices near steady Gold and silver prices are trading near steady in early U.S. trading Wednesday. Traders are on hold at mid-week, awaiting central bank meetings that are just over the horizon. The gold and silver bulls have faded recently and need a shot of bullish news. December gold […]

United States Oil (USO) lower squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market

United States Oil (USO) lower  squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market

United States Oil (USO) lower squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market Oil prices traded higher on Wednesday after an industry report said U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week by more than twice the amount that analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast. Brent crude futures rose 51 cents, or 0.6%, to […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices up after bigger-than-expected fall in Us stockpiles Rising bond yields support value stocks ahead of central bank meetings Gold prices snap 4-day losing streak and focus on ECB meet USD steady as traders await Thursday’s […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) dollar is in demand Supported by Oil

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) dollar is in demand Supported by Oil

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) dollar is in demand Supported by Oil The Canadian dollar is in demand. A steep rally in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices since the end of August has contributed to the positive bias in the domestic currency. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s new oil minister suggested that the Organization of the Petroleum […]

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts Oil futures rose Monday, marking their highest settlement in almost six weeks, after Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister signaled a continued commitment to production curbs. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery CLV19, +0.40%  rose $1.33, or 2.4%, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil hits 6-wk highs on hopes of extended OPEC output cuts Asian stocks mostly weaker on steep Chinese factory price declines Gold hits 4-wk low as stimulus hopes, trade optimism boost risk-on mode JPY, CHF fall as […]

Russia and China Buying Gold, Driving the Rally

Russia and China Buying Gold, Driving the Rally

$XAU, $GLD $USD Russia and China are stockpiling gold, helping to drive the precious Yellow metal to its highest marks in more than 6 years. The People’s Bank of China has added about 100 tonnes of gold to its reserves since December. Russia has bought 106 tonnes bullion so far this year. “They can read the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Grasps at Support

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Grasps at Support

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Grasps at Support The next couple of weeks bring two highly-awaited Central Bank rate decisions out of Europe and then the US. Both meetings are expected to produce some form of softening and, at this point, there’s likely a portion of that already priced-in to the Euro and the US Dollar. […]

United States Oil (USO) rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister

United States Oil (USO) rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister

United States Oil (USO) rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister Oil rose on Monday on expectations that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, will continue to support output cuts by OPEC and other producers to prop up prices under new Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman. Prices […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks gain as soft data lift stimulus hopes Crude Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue Gold inches higher, improved risk appetite caps gains USD was capped as US yields came off 2-week highs […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$XAU, $XAG Special Report: Gold, How To… With gold prices up about 20% YTD signs of a global growth slowdown and geopolitical tensions, precious metals are getting a close look from investors seeking insurance for their individual retirement accounts. That is real, physical gold and silver coins or bars, not the precious-metals ETF’s or mining-company […]

Gold, Silver and Crude Oil are in the Headlights

Gold, Silver and Crude Oil are in the Headlights

$XAU, $XAG, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $USD Gold: The precious Yellow metal suffered its biggest daily loss in nearly 3 years last Thursday, shedding over $40 due to the risk-on mood and positive data from the United States. While Gold is positioned for more punishment in the near term, the Southside will be capped by global growth […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) positioned for further declines

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) positioned for further declines

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) positioned for further declines The precious metal suffered its biggest daily loss in almost three years on last Thursday, shedding over $40 thanks to the risk-on mood and positive data from the United States. While Gold is positioned for further punishment in the near term, the downside will be capped by global growth […]

Gold’s Price, a Fundamental Forecast

Gold’s Price, a Fundamental Forecast

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $XAUUSD Friday, Gold saw choppy trade. The price action suggests that traders have fully priced-in the latest round of global central bank rate cuts and are now waiting to see if those cuts are having an impact on the global economy. The price action also indicates that gold may be fairly priced […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises, set for weekly gainer Asia shares rise on trade disputes hopes .DXY Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies was little changed Investors took profits in gold Thursday Gold: Gold retreated Thursday as investors booked […]

US-China trade war boosts demand for Russian soybeans

US-China trade war boosts demand for Russian soybeans

The volume of Russian soybeans exported to China will be worth at least $600 million by 2024, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. Soybeans and their processed derivatives were the second-biggest agricultural export from Russia’s Far East, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levitin said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. “Over the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices rise after US confirms trade talks with China to re-start. Gold eases as equities gain on BREXIT, Hong Kong progress. Asian shares up as BREXIT, Hong Kong progress lifts sentiment. Trade talk plans cheer […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices recover some, but economic concerns weigh Asia stocks bounce, Chinese lead Gold, silver surge after weak US data compounds slowdown fears USD is being seen as a safe-haven asset Gold: Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday […]

France explores a credit line for Iran

France explores a credit line for Iran

France has proposed to extend to Iran a credit line of US$15 billion for oil “pre-purchases” in exchange for full compliance with the nuclear deal. According to conservative lawmaker Ali Motahari, the plan was negotiated during phone discussions between France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and a recent meeting between Macron and Iran’s Foreign […]

Gold Marks Fresh 6.5-year Highs, Miners’ Stocks Rally

Gold Marks Fresh 6.5-year Highs, Miners’ Stocks Rally

$XAU, $GDX, $GLD, $HL, $NEM, $CDE, $AU, $HMY Tuesday, shares of gold miners were broadly higher in afternoon trading, as worries about escalating US-China trade tensions, data showing a surprise contraction in the US manufacturing sector and uncertainty surrounding BREXIT has helped fuel demand for safe-haven gold. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, +1.71% rallied 2.2% with 39 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Eases , USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices mixed as market eyes trade dispute Gold prices ease as firmer USD weighs Stocks hurt by trade tensions USD up, GBP hurt by BREXIT uncertainty Gold: Gold prices fell Tuesday as USD gained, making the […]

Gold Miners Stocks are Shining in this Rally Too

Gold Miners Stocks are Shining in this Rally Too

$XAU, $SRM, $WMP, $CAGDF, $GOLD, $NEM Spot Gold hit new 6-year highs and is trading late Monday at $1,526.89 oz as I write this article. The precious Yellow metal has rallied in Y 2019 in part due to global economic concerns like the US-China trade dispute, record levels of negative-yielding debt globally and signs of […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) potentially bearish

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) potentially bearish

Gold futures posted a potentially bearish closing price reversal top last week. Although the chart pattern does not indicate a change in the main trend, it does signal that the selling is greater than the buying at current price levels. The catalyst behind the selling pressure was the stronger U.S. Dollar. A steep plunge in […]

Florida Counties Order Evacuations For Hurricane Dorian leads to gasoline crisis

Florida Counties Order Evacuations For Hurricane Dorian leads to gasoline crisis

Hurricane Dorian is rapidly approaching the coast of Florida, forcing people to scramble for fuel and stockpile supplies. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that there was a fuel shortage across the state as millions of people fueled up and embarked upon a long exodus up the peninsula. “We, in the emergency declaration, waived service and truck […]

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

$RING, $GDX, $GLD, $SLV Investing in gold and silver miners paid off this month for investors in equity ETF (exchange-traded funds). BlackRock Inc.’s iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF, known as RING returned almost 14% in August, more than any other unleveraged stock fund in the US. Close behind, with gains approaching 13%, are 2 […]

United States Oil (USO) benchmark ends at a more than 2-week high after a big fall in crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) benchmark ends at a more than 2-week high after a big fall in crude inventories

Oil futures found support Thursday as Beijing moved to tamp down fears of an immediate escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, allowing the U.S. crude benchmark to mark its highest settlement in more than two weeks. The move comes a day after U.S. government data revealed an unexpectedly large drop in domestic crude inventories. Natural-gas […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil set for biggest weekly gainer since July JPY is the best performer among major currencies this month, rising 2.2% so far. Asian shares at 1-week highs Gold: Gold extended losses Friday and was set to […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) still running on rocket fuel

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) still running on rocket fuel

Gold prices are modestly higher in early U.S. trading Thursday, but silver continues to power ahead with sharp gains to hit another more-than-two-year high overnight. Safe-haven demand and technical buying continue to be featured in both metals. December gold futures were last up $4.60 an ounce at 1,553.70. December Comex silver prices were last up $0.279 at $18.74 an ounce. A slightly […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up , USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices drop on concern over US economy Bonds reign supreme, equities struggle on recession, BREXIT fears Gold prices marked gains Thursday against the backdrop of recession fears USD flat to unchanged Gold: The precious metal markets […]

United States Oil (USO) Rally Peters Out as Demand Concerns Counter Inventory Draws

United States Oil (USO) Rally Peters Out as Demand Concerns Counter Inventory Draws

United States Oil (USO) Rally Peters Out as Demand Concerns Counter Inventory Draws Oil rose to a one-week high on signs that OPEC supply cuts are draining U.S. oil inventories, before running out of steam amid ongoing concerns that trade disputes will curb demand growth. Futures in New York advanced as much as 3.3% just […]

OPEC+ boasts 159% compliance with United States Oil (USO) production cuts

OPEC+ boasts 159% compliance with United States Oil (USO) production cuts

OPEC+ boasts 159% compliance with United States Oil (USO) production cuts The OPEC+ coalition of producers achieved in July a compliance rate of 159 percent with the oil production cuts which the partners extended last month into March 2020 in their efforts to erase the glut and prop up oil prices. The Joint Ministerial Monitoring […]

ASX 200 Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) miners have launched into all-time highs

ASX 200 Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) miners have launched into all-time highs

ASX 200 Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) miners have launched into all-time highs The ASX 200 gold miners have launched into all-time highs as the gold spot price has soared by more than US$250/oz since May. Coupled with the low interest rate environment and weak Australian dollar, gold producers are in a prime position to make […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price outpaces Gold

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price outpaces Gold

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price outpaces Gold SILVER PRICES again outpaced gold in London trade Wednesday, hitting 29-month highs as the dearer precious metal held $10 below this week’s spike to new 6-year highs on a fresh fall in longer-term interest rates across the rich Western economies.  US bond yields fell to new 3-year […]

Investors are “Going for the Gold”

Investors are “Going for the Gold”

$XAU $GLD $GDX, $GOLD, $NEM, $USD Investor doubts about the economic outlook and especially a Dovish Fed drove a gold price run in 1-H of Y 2019, sparking  burst of interest in gold investing and gold stocks. The escalating China trade dispute has provided the fuel since 1 August, and a day earlier, the Fed […]

Tracking Africa’s Billions of Dollars in Smuggled Gold

Tracking Africa’s Billions of Dollars in Smuggled Gold

$XAU The high prices are luring Africans into prospecting for gold.  Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates(UAE) a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1-B worth of gold from Africa in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

Wall Street Shares Dipped Tuesday, Gold Rallies on Recession Fear

Wall Street Shares Dipped Tuesday, Gold Rallies on Recession Fear

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street dipped Tuesday, weighed down by financial stocks as a deepening of the Treasury yield curve inversion raised recession worries again, and uncertainty over the progress in trade negotiations between the United States and China. A deepening of the inversion in the yield curve between the 2-year and 10-year […]

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $XAU, $XAG Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday as fears of a possible recession gripped investors following disappointing US economic data, while silver marked $18 for the 1st time in nearly 2 years. Spot gold was up 1% at $1,540.57 oz at 1:41p EDT (1741 GMT), US gold futures for December settled […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines JPY rises as traders temper optimism over US-China trade deal Asia stocks climb as trade war fears ebb Crude Oil up as US-China trade comments calm markets Gold little changed as traders seek clarity Gold: Gold prices were largely […]

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

$USO $OIL President Trump rejected the theory that a source of electricity, wind power is efficient, saying it does not work “all that well.” “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” President Trump said at the end of this G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Just in: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the US through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict. China’s Top trade negotiator, was speaking at […]

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Just In: President Trump says $250-B of Chinese goods now under 25% tariff will be subject to 30% tariff starting on 1 October, expect more… “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States,” President Trump Tweeted Friday Wall Street turned […]

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

$XAU $GLD $USD Friday, gold marked fresh 6-year high after the US-China dispute intensified and Fed Chairman Powell said the US economy faces “significant risks” from slowing global growth. Gold climbed after China announced it will impose additional tariffs in retaliation for President Trump’s latest planned tariffs. President Trump then said he would respond to […]

United States Oil (USO) weakened as worries about the global economy weighed

United States Oil (USO) weakened as worries about the global economy weighed

United States Oil (USO) weakened as worries about the global economy weighed Oil prices weakened on Thursday as worries about the global economy weighed and equity markets were under pressure as uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts left investors on edge. Traders are awaiting a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines USD steps up before Powell, Kiwi jumps on […]

Gold Traders Kept ‘Powder Dry’ Ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole Summit

Gold Traders Kept ‘Powder Dry’ Ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole Summit

$XAU $GLD $USD Gold is an asset that will never produce anything, but that does not mean it will never produce a profit for investors. Gold prices moved lower Thursday and consolidated in a tight range as USD initially moved higher. This happened despite slightly better than expected EU PMI Flash numbers. The Jackson Hole […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) position taking and evening from the futures traders ahead of speeches coming from central bankers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) position taking and evening from the futures traders ahead of speeches coming from central bankers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) position taking and evening from the futures traders ahead of speeches coming from central bankers Gold and silver prices are lower in early U.S. trading Thursday, as trader and investor risk aversion is not keen. The metals could also be seeing some position evening from the futures traders ahead of speeches coming […]

United States Oil (USO) to Remain Range-Bound

United States Oil (USO) to Remain Range-Bound

United States Oil (USO) to Remain Range-Bound WTI Crude Oil prices were trading flat on Wednesday. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showed that the crude oil inventory fell by 2.7 million barrels for the week ending August 16. This was the first decline in inventory in the past three weeks. The build-up comes […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines Crude Oil dips on economic concerns after US […]

Oil Prices Fluctuate In Azerbaijan

Oil Prices Fluctuate In Azerbaijan

The price of the AZERI LT CIF oil produced at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of oil and gas fields amounted to $62.62 per barrel at Italian port of Augusta on Aug. 20, which is $0.02 less than on Aug. 19, a source in Azerbaijan’s oil and gas market told  Trend  on Aug. 21. On Aug. 20, the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at the August high of $1,546.10

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at the August high of $1,546.10

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at the August high of $1,546.10 Technically, the gold bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. A 2.5-month-old uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in October futures above solid resistance at the August high of […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing resilience in the face of rallying global stock markets this week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing resilience in the face of rallying global stock markets this week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing resilience in the face of rallying global stock markets this week Gold and silver prices are moderately lower in early U.S. trading Wednesday, as trader and investor sentiment remains positive at mid-week. Still, the precious metals market bulls should not be too disappointed in price action so far this week, as […]

United States Oil (USO) fell last week while gasoline inventories decreased

United States Oil (USO) fell last week while gasoline inventories decreased

United States Oil (USO) fell last week while gasoline inventories decreased U.S. crude stocks fell last week while gasoline inventories decreased and distillate stocks built, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday. Crude inventories fell by 3.5 million barrels in the week to August 16 to 439.8 million, compared with analysts’ […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) more upbeat trader and investor attitudes

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) more upbeat trader and investor attitudes

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) more upbeat trader and investor attitudes Gold and silver prices are modestly up in early U.S. trading Tuesday, as Monday’s price weakness is reckoned to be a buying opportunity in markets that remain in solid uptrends and not far below their recent highs. More upbeat trader and investor attitudes early this week […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields Gold futures climbed on Tuesday, with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields helping the haven metal recoup more than a third of what it lost a day earlier, when a rally in the U.S. stock market prompted some settling in bullion. Gold for […]

Gold’s Long Term Prospect Is “Up, Up, Up”

Gold’s Long Term Prospect Is “Up, Up, Up”

$GLD, $XAU, $BTC, $USD Investment guru, Mark Mobius, gave a blanket endorsement to buying gold, saying accumulating bullion will reap long-term rewards as leading central banks loosen monetary policy and the rise of cryptocurrencies serves only to reinforce demand for genuinely hard assets. “Gold’s long-term prospect is up, up and up, and the reason why […]

United States Oil (USO) poses threat to Mideast sellers

United States Oil (USO) poses threat to Mideast sellers

United States Oil (USO) poses threat to Mideast sellers The rivalry between U.S. and Middle Eastern oil producers has jumped up a notch as American crude makes its way right to the heart of Asia, the world’s most-prized energy market. Royal Dutch Shell Plc has offered a cargo of U.S. West Texas Intermediate Midland crude […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Up Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a Group of Seven summit this weekend for clues on what additional […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders and investors risk appetite has up-ticked

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders and investors risk appetite has up-ticked

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders and investors risk appetite has up-ticked Gold and silver prices are lower in midday U.S. trading Monday, as trader and investor risk appetite has up-ticked markedly to start the trading week. However, prices of both metals have moved well up from their daily lows. December gold futures were last down $11.30 an […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical resistance $1,546.10

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical resistance $1,546.10

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical resistance $1,546.10 Technically, December gold futures prices closed near mid-range today. The bulls still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. A 2.5-month-old uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. There are still no significant, early chart clues to suggest a market top is close at hand. Gold bulls’ […]

United States Oil (USO) Recession Fears Kept Lid on Prices

United States Oil (USO) Recession Fears Kept Lid on Prices

United States Oil (USO) Recession Fears Kept Lid on Prices Recession fears were raised earlier in the week after the bond market flashed a troubling signal about the U.S. economy. This increased worries over lower future demand. The fears were triggered when the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note briefly broke below the two […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks advance as China’s rate adjustment improves investor mood Crude Oil prices climb after Saudi oilfield attack Gold prices dip on firmer USD and equities Gold: Gold prices dipped Monday on a stronger USD, and a recovery in […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices have explosive upside potential

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices have explosive upside potential

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices have explosive upside potential Gold and silver prices exploded to new highs this week as global economic woes sent stock markets tumbling. Concerns about interest rates and economic slowdown in China and Germany sent stocks sharply lower during the week, with the S&P 500 losing more than 3% […]

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