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“Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record

“Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 27 June 2013, 08:00 EDT “Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record WHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell back towards $1230 an ounce Thursday morning in London, having ticked higher in earlier Asian trading, as stocks and commodities were little changed on the day […]

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

GOLD PRICES hovered just below $1380 an ounce Wednesday morning in London, with silver trading around $21.80, after the metals failed to break through $1380 and $22 respectively. European stock markets ticked higher by lunchtime – with the exception of Germany’s DAX – regaining some of yesterday’s losses, which were followed by sell offs in […]

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

SPOT GOLD fell to three week lows below $1370 an ounce Tuesday, as stocks and commodities also fell amid ongoing speculation over when the US Federal Reserve might begin reducing the size of its quantitative easing program. “Gold remains bearish while trading below the $1424 current June high,” reckons Commerzbank senior technical analyst Axel Rudolph. […]

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to two-week lows Friday, drifting lower towards $1440 an ounce during this morning’s London session before dropping sharply through that level, as stocks gained and most commodities fell as the Dollar strengthened against major currencies. Silver fell to $23.34 an ounce, while copper prices ticked higher. “The risk [for gold] […]

Safe Haven Demand Lower for Gold as Stock Markets Hit New Highs

Safe Haven Demand Lower for Gold as Stock Markets Hit New Highs

WHOLESALE market prices for buying gold climbed back above $1460 an ounce during Wednesday morning’s London trading, in line with its range over the last week, as stocks gained and longer-dated US Treasuries dipped ahead of an auction of 10-year bonds later today. Silver climbed back above $23.90 an ounce, while copper also gained and oil prices […]

Gold Gets Support from Retail Demand, But Investor Confidence Dealt Severe Blow

Gold Gets Support from Retail Demand, But Investor Confidence Dealt Severe Blow

GOLD started the week by edging higher Monday, trading around $1475 per ounce by lunchtime in London, as stocks also gained, US Treasuries were broadly flat and the Euro edged higher against the Dollar following news that Italy’s borrowing costs have fallen. Strong demand for physical gold from private households meantime continues to cause bottlenecks and […]

Gold Shortage Seen in Asia with Physical Market Still Tight

Gold Shortage Seen in Asia with Physical Market Still Tight

GOLD drifted lower towards $1460 an ounce Friday morning in London, having climbed to its highest level since last week’s price drop at $1485 during Asian trading. “The next resistance level is $1487,” says a note from technical analysts at Scotia Mocatta published late Thursday. “Should we trade through that, we believe it will open […]

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price drifted back down towards $1420 per ounce Wednesday morning in London, around 1.3% up on the week so far, amid ongoing reports of strong demand for physical gold bullion. “The bounce in price-sensitive physical demand, especially in the emerging world, is impressive and has lifted prices,” says HSBC Securities analyst Howard Wen. […]

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

WHOLESALE gold prices rose back above $1430 per ounce Monday morning for the first time since last Monday’s price drop, amid reports of strong buying in Asia, while stocks gained and US Treasuries fell. Silver meantime ticked higher above $23.60 an ounce, though remained below Friday’s high, while other commodities also gained with the exception […]

Gold Loses $1 Trillion of Total Global Value, “Could Fall to $1050″

Gold Loses $1 Trillion of Total Global Value, “Could Fall to $1050″

SPOT MARKET gold prices fell to a fresh two-year low in Tuesday’s Asian trading, dropping to $1322 per ounce, before rallying back above $1386, as stock markets extended yesterday’s losses. Silver dropped to its lowest level since September 2010 at $22.10 an ounce before it too recovered some ground. Oil was down on the day by […]

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

SPOT MARKET gold prices fell to a two-year low below $1400 an ounce Monday morning, extending Friday’s drop that took gold into bear market territory under the definition of a 20% fall from its peak. Silver fell as low as $23.11 an ounce, its lowest level since October 2010, as stocks and commodities also fell […]

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Gold Back Below $1600 after Cyprus Deal, “Could Test Low at $1522″

Gold Back Below $1600 after Cyprus Deal, “Could Test Low at $1522″

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices fell back below $1600 per ounce Monday morning in London, falling back towards where they started last week, as stocks and commodities gained after news that Cyprus has agreed a bailout deal. “We expect gold to move sideways this week with, however, a tendency for lower prices,” says a note from […]

Gold Uptrend Could See Significant Damage

Gold Uptrend Could See Significant Damage

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices climbed back above $1590 an ounce Monday morning, extending gains from Friday following sharp losses last week, while stock markets also rallied, although the FTSE 100 in London saw smaller gains that other European indexes following news of a downgrade to Britain’s credit rating. “Support [for gold] sits at $1522, the low […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Falls Below $1600 for First Time in 6 Months, Sharp Move Could Trigger Stronger Demand

Gold Falls Below $1600 for First Time in 6 Months, Sharp Move Could Trigger Stronger Demand

THE SPOT gold price dropped below $1600 an ounce for the first time in six months Wednesday, as the Dollar strengthened and stock markets were broadly flat, ahead of the publication of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes later today. Silver fell to $29.19 an ounce, also a six month low, while other commodity prices were […]

By February 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Recent Optimism Making Gold’s Safe Haven Properties Redundant

Recent Optimism Making Gold’s Safe Haven Properties Redundant

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices fell to a one-week low Monday morning in London, dropping to $1660 per ounce, as dealers in Asia reported quiet trading, with China celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday. “We are neutral [on gold] until the current consolidation resolves itself,” says the latest technical analysis report from bullion bank Scotia Mocatta. Silver […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Futures Market Retreat Good for Gold in the Long Term, Spain Hit by Political Crisis

Futures Market Retreat Good for Gold in the Long Term, Spain Hit by Political Crisis

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices hovered just below $1665 per ounce Monday morning in London, having failed to hold onto gains in earlier Asian trading, as stocks and commodities also ticked lower along with the Euro, which retreated from recent highs following news of a political scandal in Spain. Silver erased most of Friday’s gains this morning, […]

By February 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Holding Steady as Chinese Demand Slows, Stronger Rupee

Gold Holding Steady as Chinese Demand Slows, Stronger Rupee

GOLD continued to hover near one-month highs above $1690 an ounce Wednesday morning, where it has spent most of this week, with dealers in India and China citing a slowdown in physical bullion demand. Silver climbed above $32.30 an ounce, a one-month high, as stocks and commodities were broadly flat and US Treasuries gained. “A […]

By January 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Cycle Could Turn This Year Says Goldman, Washington Politicians Will Keep Markets Nervous

Gold Cycle Could Turn This Year Says Goldman, Washington Politicians Will Keep Markets Nervous

THE DOLLAR gold price eased back below $1680 an ounce Wednesday morning, though it remained well within its trading range for the past month, while stock markets extended their losses for this week and US Treasuries gained. Silver hovered around $31.30 an ounce for most of this morning, also in line with its recent trading range, while […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

SPOT MARKET gold prices started the year by touching a two-week high above $1680 per ounce Wednesday morning, as European stock markets also gained following news of a deal in Washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Gold in Euros and Sterling by contrast were little changed on the day by late morning in London, recovering […]

Massive, Open-Ended Stimulus Expected from Fed

Massive, Open-Ended Stimulus Expected from Fed

THE WHOLESALE gold price rose to $1712 an ounce Tuesday morning in London, a few Dollars above where they started the week, while stocks edged higher and US Treasury bonds fell ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Reserve policy decision. All-but-one of 49 economists polled by news agency Bloomberg predict the Fed will buy US Treasury bonds in addition […]

By December 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

FIRDAY morning saw the gold price drop below $1700 an ounce again, while stock markets, commodities and the Euro all fell ahead of the final US nonfarm payrolls release of 2012. Accrding to several sources the consensus forecast among analysts ahead of the report was for 93,000 jobs added in November, with the official unemployment rate expected […]

By December 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

SPOT MARKET prices for buying gold traded above $1730 an ounce throughout Tuesday morning in London, up 1% for the week so far, while the Euro also held onto gains made yesterday despite news that a second ratings agency this year has downgraded France. Gold rose by more than $20 during Monday’s trading, following reports that a deal […]

By November 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Importers of Gold Digesting Higher Prices

Importers of Gold Digesting Higher Prices

SPOT MARKET gold prices hovered just below $1738 an ounce Monday morning in London, close to three-week highs, while stocks and commodities were broadly flat and the Euro traded near two-month lows against the Dollar, as the US and Greece both contemplated upcoming fiscal difficulties. Silver prices traded around $32.70 an ounce, also near three-week highs. Bullion […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold  Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

Gold Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices rallied above $1680 an ounce Monday morning in London, having earlier fallen to a nine-week low, while stock markets edged lower and US Treasury bonds gained, with one day to go before the US presidential election. The US Dollar Index, which measures the Dollar’s strength against other major currencies, rose to […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Institutions Losing Enthusiasm for Gold

Institutions Losing Enthusiasm for Gold

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell towards $1740 per ounce Thursday lunchtime in London, 0.8% down on the week so far, while most European stock indexes also ticked lower ahead of today’s European leaders’ summit in Brussels. “While [gold] holds below $1758 the risk is to the downside,” says the latest technical analysis report from […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices traded around $1765 an ounce Tuesday morning in London, 1.8% off last Friday’s seven-month high. “It looks to me like we’ve got a short period of consolidation,” says Standard Chartered analyst Daniel Smith. “[We’ll see] maybe a month of sideways trading possibly and then generally trending higher in the next six months […]

By September 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank Policy Hugely Bullish for Commodities

Central Bank Policy Hugely Bullish for Commodities

THE WHOLESALE cost of buying gold dipped below $1770 an ounce during Monday morning trading in London, but remained less than ten Dollars below their six-month high hit last Friday, the day after the US Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing. Prices for buying silver fell to around $34.50 an ounce this morning – 1.3% off […]

By September 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded around $1730 an ounce Thursday morning in London, a few Dollars below where they started the week, while stock markets ticked lower ahead of today’s policy announcement by the US Federal Reserve. Silver prices hovered around $33.10 per ounce – 1.8% down on the week – while other commodities were also broadly flat […]

By September 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver Slip But Set to Benefit If Fed Begins QE3

Gold & Silver Slip But Set to Benefit If Fed Begins QE3

THE WHOLESALE gold price drifted lower to $1730 per ounce Monday morning in London, some ten Dollars below Friday’s six-month high. Stock markets were broadly flat and US Treasuries fell, meantime. The silver price dipped below $33.50 per ounce – around 20 cents below last week’s close – while other commodities were broadly flat, with the […]

By September 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

WHOLESALE gold prices dipped below $1665 an ounce during Wednesday morning’s London trading, slightly below where they started the week, while stock markets also edged lower, with markets focused on upcoming meetings of central bankers in the US and Europe. Silver prices fell to $30.76 an ounce – in line with last week’s close – as other […]

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