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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers Gold prices fell in futures trade on Wednesday, hit by weak demand at the spot market and lacklustre trend in overseas markets.  In the global markets, gold fell on account of the dollar’s rise against […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast Gold prices moved higher on Tuesday, as the dollar weakened despite rising US yields. The EUR/USD whipsawed higher, despite a mixed ZEW survey which showed that future conditions are expected to get better. The CNBC Fed survey for March shows weaker global growth pointing to […]

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC Oil prices were little changed after hitting 2019 highs on Tuesday, maintaining recent strength on the back of expectations for OPEC to continue production cuts. U.S. oil prices have climbed 9 percent in the last six weeks, as the supply cuts are now expected to continue […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar Gold futures are trading marginally higher on Monday as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar. Volume is low, however, as many major players are taking to the sidelines ahead of the start of the Fed’s two-day meeting which begins […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again The silver market initially pulled back during the trading session on Monday but found buyers to push higher as the market has seen plenty of volatility in this market, as we continue to see a lot of questions about the Federal Reserve and what […]

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs Oil prices hovered just below 2019 highs early on Tuesday, supported by ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. U.S. sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting crude prices, although traders say the market looks capped by rising American output. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down four cents […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60 Gold futures closed higher last week, confirming the previous week’s closing price reversal bottom. The market was driven higher by a drop in U.S. Treasury yields. This move made the U.S. Dollar a less-desirable investment, while […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues This week precious metals traders will be monitoring the tone in the U.S. dollar ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to shed more light on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes this year. The Fed is widely expected to keep monetary […]

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown US crude futures briefly hit a 2019 high on Friday but retreated along with benchmark Brent oil as worries about the global economy and robust US production put a brake on prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: Data Friday showed US manufacturing output fell for a 2nd month running in February and factory activity in New York state hit near a 2 low this month, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in Q-1. In Asia Gold: Spot […]

No Shortage of Oil

No Shortage of Oil

Production cutbacks by OPEC nations are building a supply cushion that could be called upon to mitigate a possible supply shock from an abrupt drop in crisis-hit Venezuela’s output, the IEA said Friday. With a nationwide blackout that paralysed the country for one week, demonstrating the unreliability of the country’s electricity network, new questions are […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) at the 50% Fibonacci retracement level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) at the 50% Fibonacci retracement level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) at the 50% Fibonacci retracement level Silver markets initially rallied during the trading session on Wednesday, showing signs of exhaustion. By forming a bit of a shooting star, that is a very negative sign for traders, and it’s likely that the $15.60 level is going to continue to cause a […]

Geopolitics lifts Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices

Geopolitics lifts Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices

Geopolitics lifts Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices Gold prices moved higher on Thursday pushing through resistance which is now support seen near the 50-day moving average at 1,303. Additional support is seen near the 10-day moving average at 1,295. Resistance is seen near a downward sloping trend line that connects the highs in April of […]

Nick Leeson on the Trading Day Ahead

Nick Leeson on the Trading Day Ahead

Nick Leeson on Indicies Drift Asian markets are little changed overnight as Global equity indices look set to drift this morning. The FTSE is called two points higher whilst the DAX is currently forecasted to shed 6 points at the opening bell. The DOW closed higher yesterday even after the US Federal Aviation Authority followed […]

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices Brent crude oil prices on Thursday hit their highest so far this year, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and by U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran. Brent was still at $67.75 per barrel at 0244 GMT, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Flat Notes: The United States aims to cut Iran’s Crude exports by about 20% to below 1-M BPD from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid US sanctions, 2 sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Both sources said they were […]

Stocks Climb, Atlanta Fed Raises US GDP Forecast

Stocks Climb, Atlanta Fed Raises US GDP Forecast

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 Breaks Above 2800, and President Trump Grounds Boeing’s 737 Max 8 Aircraft S&P 500 broke above the 2800 mark, and all 11 sectors finished in the Green Weakening USD was an area of support for the broader market and the earnings prospects for multinational companies President Trump […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding above the critical psychological level of $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding above the critical psychological level of $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) holding above the critical psychological level of $1,300 Gold prices are holding above the critical psychological level of $1,300 an ounce as momentum in the U.S. manufacturing sector was mixed in January. Wednesday, a U.S. Commerce Department report showed U.S. durable-goods orders increased by 0.4% in January, up from December’s 1.3% […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have regained some technical strength

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have regained some technical strength

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have regained some technical strength Gold and silver prices are moderately up in early U.S. trading Tuesday, on some short covering by the shorter-term futures traders and perceived bargain hunting following recent pressure. Another mild U.S. inflation report is also friendly for the precious metals markets. Bulls have regained some technical strength […]

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Brexit news provided the impetus for a bumpy ride for the European Indices and Sterling yesterday. A positive stance after news of concessions from the EU was quickly replaced by uncertainty and a swift move lower as legal opinion indicated that we were no nearer a path through the forest to a successful Brexit. In […]

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, supported by planned cuts to Saudi exports and a reduced forecast for U.S crude output. International Brent crude oil futures were at $66.93 a barrel at 0039 GMT, up 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. Brent touched $67.39 a barrel on […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Down Notes: Gold scaled a near 2-week high Wednesday, after reclaiming the Key $1,300 mark in the prior session, as investors opted for the safe-haven precious Yellow metal after British lawmakers rejected an amended exit deal, while a weaker uSD lent further support. Washington could […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Down As Risk Attitudes Still Upbeat

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Down As Risk Attitudes Still Upbeat

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Down As Risk Attitudes Still Upbeat Gold and silver prices are moderately lower in early-afternoon U.S. trading Monday, on downside corrections following gains posted last Friday. Investor and traders are also still exhibiting keener risk appetites worldwide, which is also a negative for the safe-haven metals. April gold futures were last down $7.80 […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) All Signs Point To Higher

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) All Signs Point To Higher

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) All Signs Point To Higher Current monetary policies have made the precious metals a more attractive investment option, said Alain Corbani, head of commodities at Finance SA. “My bet, and so far it has been the safest, is to follow what the Fed is saying. So, basically they are saying ‘we […]

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields U.S. oil production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields, now dominated by smaller producers, International Energy Agency officials said at […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated BREXIT deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a 3rd chance to endorse it. Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on […]

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility “It’s going to be a market with tremendous volatility,” said Carlos Pascual, IHS Markit senior vice president. “In 2018, the price of [Brent] oil went between $50 and $86 a barrel, but the average was $70. For the person looking at it and […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: Fed Chairman Powell said Friday that the central bank will be careful not to shock financial markets as it stabilizes its bond portfolio, saying that it does not see problems in the US economy that warrant an immediate change in its policy. Washington […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Strong Dollar Drives Prices Lower

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Strong Dollar Drives Prices Lower

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Strong Dollar Drives Prices Lower A stronger U.S. Dollar kept a lid on gold prices most of the week as investors responded to dovish announcements from major central banks including the Bank of Canada and the European Central Bank. In the Euro Zone on Thursday, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the European economy […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) slipping to its lowest since late December

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) slipping to its lowest since late December

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) slipping to its lowest since late December Metal traders will continue to monitor gyrations in the U.S. dollar this week after gold prices rose almost 1% on Friday as a weak U.S. employment report sent the greenback lower and clouded the outlook for the global economy. Markets will get […]

Gold Miners Looking for New Partners

Gold Miners Looking for New Partners

FLASH: World’s Gold miners seek merger opportunities $GLD, $GOLD, $CS A move by the world’s biggest gold miners to get bigger adding new vigor to an industry that failed to inspire investor support in Y 2018. The mega-merger mania now under way for Newmont Mining Corp., Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) and Goldcorp will result in some […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years Oil futures posted a gain on Thursday, buoyed by data showing a fall in February OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years. On Wednesday, prices for U.S. benchmark crude oil had finished lower after U.S. government data revealed a hefty […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Falling, Stocks Up Notes: Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!” US jobs report […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the US dollar boost will work against silver

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the US dollar boost will work against silver

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the US dollar boost will work against silver Silver markets fell a bit during the trading session on Thursday, reaching down towards the $15.00 level during the day as the US dollar picked up strength, and the Euro of course fell. There is a major stabilizing factor […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) ECB slashed its 2019 growth and inflation forecasts and lowered those for 2020

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) ECB slashed its 2019 growth and inflation forecasts and lowered those for 2020

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) ECB slashed its 2019 growth and inflation forecasts and lowered those for 2020 Gold edged lower overnight, holding near a multi-week low as the US dollar gained against the euro after the European Central Bank postponed an interest rate hike, but the bank’s gloomy economic outlook limited the metal’s fall. Spot […]

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories Oil prices were mixed in choppy trade on Wednesday, after government data showed a surge in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles that was partly offset by a drop in the nation’s inventories of refined fuel. A drop in U.S. equity indexes also weakened sentiment in crude […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Investors are looking ahead to the ECB’s board meeting Thursday. The ECB is expected to pare growth forecasts and give its strongest signal yet that more stimulus is coming in the form of more cheap loans. Washington could lift most or all […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) target $17.5 an ounce

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) target $17.5 an ounce

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) target $17.5 an ounce Goldman Sachs is turning lukewarm on the general commodity index but the firm remains positive on gold and silver, increasing its forecast for the precious metal in its latest commodities report. In a report published Monday, commodity analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their forecast by $25 across the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gold dropped below $US1,300 an ounce hurt by a robust US dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gold dropped below $US1,300 an ounce hurt by a robust US dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gold dropped below $US1,300 an ounce hurt by a robust US dollar Gold prices slipped overnight to their lowest in more than five weeks as the US dollar rose on stronger than expected economic data and rising US Treasury yields. Spot gold was down 0.1 per cent at $US1,285.57 per ounce. […]

United States Oil (USO) supplies rose by a much more than expected 7.3 million barrels for the week

United States Oil (USO) supplies rose by a much more than expected 7.3 million barrels for the week

United States Oil (USO) supplies rose by a much more than expected 7.3 million barrels for the week The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by a much more than expected 7.3 million barrels for the week ended March 1, according to sources. The API also reportedly showed that gasoline […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he thought the United States and China were “on the cusp” of a deal to end their trade dispute, but President Trump will reject any deal that is not perfect. The WS-J reported Washington could lift […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) investors paying attention to the US dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) investors paying attention to the US dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) investors paying attention to the US dollar Silver markets have continued to fall during the trading session on Monday, reaching down towards the psychologically and structurally important $15 level. That’s an area that should continue to cause a bit of noise, so how we close it is going to be […]

United States Oil (USO) rebound after sinking last week

United States Oil (USO) rebound after sinking last week

United States Oil (USO) rebound after sinking last week Oil prices bounced on Monday from last week’s losses, boosted by reports that the United States and China could soon reach a formal agreement to end a tit-for-tat trade war that has limited global economic growth. Crude futures gave up some of their gains around midday […]

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February Oil prices rose on Monday as supply tightened amid output cuts by producer club OPEC and as the United States and China were reported to be close to signing a trade deal that would end […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil UP, Stocks Up Notes: The WS-J reported Sunday Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold edged up Monday, after falling […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) geopolitical events to continue dictating price momentum

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) geopolitical events to continue dictating price momentum

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) geopolitical events to continue dictating price momentum The price action of gold in the global market was well within my previous monthly forecast despite spot gold closing for the month of February on a dovish note. In my forecast for February, I had mentioned that the price action of gold is going […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will closely monitor movements in the U.S. dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will closely monitor movements in the U.S. dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will closely monitor movements in the U.S. dollar This week precious metal traders will closely monitor movements in the U.S. dollar, one of the biggest drivers for gold, ahead of a U.S. jobs report that could underline the Federal Reserve’s case for patience when it comes to future […]

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist indications that OPEC will not waiver in its bid to drain oversupply. Crude futures recovered on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia’s influential oil minister brushed off pressure from President Donald Trump to “take it easy” on price-boosting production cuts. Trump’s warning to Saudi Arabia and its fellow OPEC members caused […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) broader market showing significant weakness

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) broader market showing significant weakness

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) broader market showing significant weakness Silver markets pulled back a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to see the $16 level offer a lot of resistance. It appears that the $16 level is being defended rather heavily, and with so many different people giving testimony in […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) market has been grinding higher

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) market has been grinding higher

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) market has been grinding higher Gold markets are pulling back a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching towards the $1325 level. If that level can hold, then a bounce back towards the $1350 level could happen. However, I see even more support underneath based upon the trend line, and of […]

United States Oil (USO) strong exports and a whopping drop in imports has led to a sizable crude draw

United States Oil (USO) strong exports and a whopping drop in imports has led to a sizable crude draw

United States Oil (USO) strong exports and a whopping drop in imports has led to a sizable crude draw Oil futures rose Wednesday after Saudi Arabia affirmed its commitment to reducing output, then got an added boost after data revealed an unexpected weekly drop in U.S. crude supplies — the first decline in six weeks. […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump wrapped up in Hanoi for 2nd Summit with Chairman Kim, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are optimistic on the progress mate. US and China have a deal in the works.President Trump extends deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold prices Thursday held near 2-week lows touched in the prior […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 3.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 3.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 3.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place Gold prices are modestly up in early U.S. trading Wednesday. I reported yesterday the bulls needed a new fundamental news spark, and they got one today, as a geopolitical hotspot has flared up in Asia. April gold futures were last up $2.00 an ounce at […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Slowing Down

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Slowing Down

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Slowing Down The silver market pulled back a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, as the $16.00 level continues to offer massive resistance. I think at this point, we will more than likely pull back towards the uptrend line, possibly even the 50 day EMA underneath. At this point, […]

Dimon Cautious, JPMorgan Positions for a Recession

Dimon Cautious, JPMorgan Positions for a Recession

$JMP, $GS, $USD FLASH: Jamie and ‘Goldie’ have different outlooks JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon does not agree with economic doomsayers. The boss of the largest US bank acknowledged a growing number of potential obstacles to the economy that carried his firm to record profits last year. That caution was reflected in JPMorgan Chase & […]

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

$GS, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: On the global markets, some green shoots are emerging. The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist in a note Tuesday. While growth remains soft, Goldman’s current activity indicator in February is slightly above the downwardly-revised December and January numbers. Some green […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. President Donald Trump this week to stop artificially tightening markets

United States Oil (USO) U.S. President Donald Trump this week to stop artificially tightening markets

United States Oil (USO) U.S. President Donald Trump this week to stop artificially tightening markets Oil prices rose on Wednesday after a report of declining crude inventories in the country and as producer club OPEC seemed to stick to its supply cuts despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of the House of representatives Wednesday. Will be the same as to the Senate. The Fed’s policy statements grew so complicated after the Great Recession that standard gauges of readability suggested people needed 4 years of university […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) the last Federal Reserve rate hike will be an important inflection point

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) the last Federal Reserve rate hike will be an important inflection point

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) the last Federal Reserve rate hike will be an important inflection point Gold is already on a bull run and the last Federal Reserve rate hike will be an important inflection point for the precious metal prices, Franco-Nevada president and COO Paul Brink told Kitco News. “We’ve really started the last […]

United States Oil (USO) dips were a result of ample oil supply amid surging exports from the United States

United States Oil (USO) dips were a result of ample oil supply amid surging exports from the United States

United States Oil (USO) dips were a result of ample oil supply amid surging exports from the United States Oil prices fell on Monday, giving up earlier gains, squeezed by plentiful supply and US firms in particular increasing exports in competition with traditional producers from the Middle East in key markets like Asia. International Brent […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Flat, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Lower Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of Congress US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump in Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold seeing profit taking in here. Spot gold lost 0.1% to $1,326.36 oz US gold […]

Owning Gold Make a Lot of Sense in Here

Owning Gold Make a Lot of Sense in Here

$GLD, $SLV, $USD FLASH: The Dem’s Green New Deal is silly and not worth our attention. But it implies we can have anything we want if the Fed extends credit. FACT: The 2 biggest US stock market rallies happened when the budget deficit was disappearing or had disappeared. Calvin Coolidge led the US through most […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week Gold prices are just modestly lower in early U.S. trading Monday. The safe-haven metals are pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week. April gold futures were last down $1.70 an ounce […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal Oil prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal, dampening fears over the outlook for global economic growth. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.26 a barrel at […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Higher Notes: US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump on the way to Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday as USD fell Vs the RMB Yuan after President Trump said he would delay an increase […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses This week gold prices are likely to remain sensitive due to the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China, while U.S. economic data will also be closely watched for its impact on the greenback, one of the biggest drivers for the precious metal. […]

US-China Close to Resolving Trade Dispute, President Trump Pushes Deadline

US-China Close to Resolving Trade Dispute, President Trump Pushes Deadline

$SOY, $USD, $CNY FLASH: “…productive talks, I will be delaying the US increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for US & China!” The US and Chinese […]

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

By Mark J. Lundeen $GLD, $SLV, $USD The Dow Jones in its BEV chart below is charging up the hill with eyes fixed on making new all-time highs.  In the past week it has advanced 2.9% BEV points, leaving only 3.52% BEV points to go before it once again makes stock market history.  Another couple […]

Savvy Investors Moving Back to Gold

Savvy Investors Moving Back to Gold

$GLD, $SLV, $GDX, $USD Gold prices climb as those savvy investors uncertain about global growth outlook hedge their portfolios. Gold prices have surged 14% since September, when in this column I signaled a buy signal for the precious Yellow metal, just as the major US stock market indexes were making record Tops. Gold-focused ETFs saw […]

United States Oil (USO) production reached 12 million bpd for the first time last week

United States Oil (USO) production reached 12 million bpd for the first time last week

United States Oil (USO) production reached 12 million bpd for the first time last week Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East-dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets. International Brent crude futures were […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Dip Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines, the US and China have a deal in the works, as President Trump meeting China’s chief negotiator Vice Premier Liu Friday in Washington, DC. Growth in China’s new home prices fell to a 9-month low in January as broader economic weakness increasingly weighs […]

President Trump to Meet With China’s Chief Trade Negotiator

President Trump to Meet With China’s Chief Trade Negotiator

$SOY, $CORN, $WEAT, $CNY President Trump plans to meet with China’s Top trade negotiator Friday afternoon as the US forges a preliminary deal before tariffs on some Chinese imports more than 2X next month. The meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu would cap the latest round of talks in Washington, with Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some profit taking from recent gains and a downside technical correction

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some profit taking from recent gains and a downside technical correction

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some profit taking from recent gains and a downside technical correction Gold and silver prices are down in early U.S. trading Thursday, on some profit taking from recent gains and a downside technical correction—both of which are not unexpected. In fact, it can be argued that for a price uptrend […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00 Technically, the April gold bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a three-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in April futures above solid resistance at $1,350.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout […]

Survey shows analysts expect EIA on Thursday to report a rise in United States Oil (USO) supplies

Survey shows analysts expect EIA on Thursday to report a rise in United States Oil (USO) supplies

Survey shows analysts expect EIA on Thursday to report a rise in United States Oil (USO) supplies Oil futures marked their highest finish in three months on Wednesday, with U.S. benchmark prices extending their streak of gains to a sixth consecutive session, as signs of tighter global crude supplies outweigh pressure from a continued rise […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China have a deal in the works meeting continue in Washington. Sentiment also got a lift after the Fed Wednesday affirmed it would be “patient” on further interest rate rises. In Asia Gold: Gold […]

Managed Money Now Betting on Gold

Managed Money Now Betting on Gold

$GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold’s rally could have further to run as hedge fund managers make more Bullish bets after last year’s extended Big Short. The precious Yellow metal rose to a 10-month high at $1,346.80 Wednesday as analysts warn of a slowdown in global growth and central bank stimulus Yet, the fast money has largely […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) very likely to continue to grind to the upside

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) very likely to continue to grind to the upside

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) very likely to continue to grind to the upside Silver markets rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, as we start to make a move towards the $16.00 level. At this point, I think short-term pullbacks will be nice buying opportunities, as the US dollar is starting to soften. […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Momentum Turns Positive

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Momentum Turns Positive

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Momentum Turns Positive Gold prices broke out above resistance which is now seen as support near the January highs at 1,326.  Support below that level is seen near the 5-day moving average at 1,321 and the 20-day moving average at 1,310. Target resistance is seen near the 2018 highs near 1,365. […]

United States Oil (USO) ends at 3-month high as supplies tighten

United States Oil (USO) ends at 3-month high as supplies tighten

United States Oil (USO) ends at 3-month high as supplies tighten Crude-oil futures ended on a mixed note Tuesday, with international benchmark Brent crude slightly lower after posting gains in each of the last five sessions while the U.S. benchmark climbed to its highest finish in three months amid reports of falling Saudi Arabian exports. […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid resistance at $1,350.00 Technically, the April gold bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a 2.5-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in April futures above solid resistance at $1,350.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) More Upside Likely

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) More Upside Likely

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) More Upside Likely March silver futures bulls have the near-term technical advantage. A 2.5-month-old uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at the January high of $16.20 an ounce. The next downside price […]

Gold Marks 10-month Highs On US-China Trade Talks Optimism

Gold Marks 10-month Highs On US-China Trade Talks Optimism

$GLD, $USD Gold prices rose to 10-month highs Tuesday, as USD weakened, on optimism for a breakthrough in US-China trade talks, bullion also saw support as a safe-haven asset due to concerns over global growth. Spot gold +0.9 at $1,338.21 oz US gold futures +1.44% at $1,341.20 oz A gauge of global stock markets rose […]

United States Oil (USO) recovery in prices could be at a pace slower than expected earlier

United States Oil (USO) recovery in prices could be at a pace slower than expected earlier

United States Oil (USO) recovery in prices could be at a pace slower than expected earlier The oil sector has witnessed a series of developments in early 2019 that have clouded demand prospects and have sent out a signal to the market that the recovery in prices could be at a pace slower than expected […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominated headlines with a new round of negotiations between the United States and China expected in Washington on Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week. Comments from European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn on Sunday have triggered speculation the […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) launch from $15.60

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) launch from $15.60

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) launch from $15.60 Silver prices slide below $15.60 in the previous week and risk further downside. Fortunately, the precious metal returned above the level by the end of the week and averted further bearish pressure. The bull manages to close the price at $15.72 and currently pressing the price […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) bounce from the level near $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) bounce from the level near $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) bounce from the level near $1,300 The price of gold found support near $1,300 and bounce higher. Today, the bull follow through and the price has surpassed the previous week high. If there is no change to the bullish pressure then gold expected to reach resistance $1,337 soon. Traders could prepare […]

Did the UK Sell Australia’s Gold?

Did the UK Sell Australia’s Gold?

For whatever reason Australia has stored their Gold reserves with England, but is the Gold really there? Geopolitical and trade tensions along with US sanctions have shaken trust in the US dollar over recent years. As a result, a number of global central banks have been boosting their national reserves of gold bullion. In 2018, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or not for rate hikes this year. There is also talk the Fed will keep a much larger balance sheet than previously planned. Financial markets are generally […]

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