Archive for May, 2014

Weekly Trends June 8, 2014

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Gold closed at $1,252.50 per ounce on Friday, up $2.90 on the week. Not much action in gold this week, although on Thursday gold was up ~1% as the ECB announced a $400 billion Euro lending scheme designed to increase lending to businesses. On Friday, US employment data showed the economy adding 217,000 jobs in May and gold had little reaction. No major economic catalysts are on the horizon for next week, so ...

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Weekly Trends May 31, 2014

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Gold dropped significantly this week, down to $1,249.60 per ounce – a four month low. Gold slipped on upbeat economic data coming out of the US this week. Technical selling then took control as gold breached support levels. We mentioned the importance of watching the US dollar, which also strengthened this week. Geopolitical risk has lowered a little bit with Russia pulling troops out of Ukraine.

Technicals:
50-day moving average: $1,295.53
200-day moving average: $1,298.02
Support: ...

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Weekly Trends May 25, 2014

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Gold continues to be stuck in the $1290-$1305 range which is up about 7% year to date. Gold bulls are looking at the Ukraine elections this weekend as a possible catalyst. Meanwhile, gold bears continue to argue that the slowly improving US economy is bearish for the yellow metal. Sales of US homes increased 6.4%, which is the highest since October, resulting in only a $2 drop in gold prices Friday. Also noteworthy: ...

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Weekly Trends May 19, 2014

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It was another fairly quiet week for the gold price which closed at $1293.40 Gold has been in a tight trading range since the end of March. No major catalysts have occurred to move gold one way or the other. Investors will be closely watching the FOMC minutes for April this week.

India, the world’s second biggest gold consumer, held its elections on Friday. It is expected that import restrictions on gold may be ...

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Weekly Trends: May 11, 2014

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Gold had a fairly quiet week closing at $1287.60, which is down from last week’s close of $1302.90. Weakness was mainly driven by positive economic comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.Gold has been trading in a fairly tight range the last several weeks with the average price in April being $1299/per ounce and May so far coming in at $1289.90/ounce. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to support gold as a safe haven ...

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Weekly Trends May 3, 2014

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It was an interesting week for gold with plenty of economic data being released. Gold finished the week at $1302.90, up $0.10 from last week’s close at $1302.80. The gold price shot up on Friday as action was sparked by a weak US dollar and short covering. April job numbers were also released Friday morning and traders picked up on the ...

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