Gold & Silver

Silver Price Action Forms Bullish Wick Off Weekly Lows

Precious metals like Silver and Gold endured another week to the downside. The beginning of summer hasn’t been kind to precious metals, seeing Silver and Gold fall uniformly despite weakness in the U.S. Dollar. That said, Silver may have produced a reason for hope late last week… Looking at the…

Financial Markets Trading Update: 5 Charts To Watch

Traders returned on Wednesday to see fractional gains in across the various global equites markets. Domestically, trends remain very much neutral for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). Deteriorating sectors like Technology have not had much effect on the S&P 500 thus far… this likely due in part to Financials breaking out…

Chart Spotlight: Gold / U.S. Dollar Ratio Near BIG Level

Gold bugs are beginning to stir, and for good reason. 2017 has seen domestic and geo-political tensions escalate along with a pullback in the U.S. Dollar. BUT, gold prices have yet to record a convincing breakout and still remain in a bear market. Below is a chart that gold bugs and gold…

The COT Report: 3 Charts For Commodities Traders (June 2)

The following are non-commercial futures trading positions as of May 30, 2017. Note that the data were released in the June 2 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Below are 3 charts of futures trading positions for commodities traders, including Crude Oil, Gold, and the US Dollar. Crude oil: Currently net long 434.8k,…

3 Reasons Why I’m Neutral On Gold Prices

The iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) continues to oscillate around its flattish 200-day average, frustrating bulls and bear alike. Gold prices and the Gold ETF (GLD) are most likely being held hostage by the action in Treasuries and the U.S. Dollar. Treasuries via TLT (NASDAQ:TLT) have rebounded after what looked like a false…

Currency Market “Shift” At Play? US Dollar Breaking Key Support

The US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has shown strength versus the Euro (CURRENCY:EUR) since 2008, with the “meat” of that strength coming in the last 3 to 4 years. This strength worked as a headwind for precious metals, emerging markets, and at times, the domestic economy. But that market dynamic is at a crossroads… and may…

Gold (GLD) Trading Update: Failed Breakout Creates Headwind

The iShares Gold Trust (GLD) breakout failed and its price is back below the flattish 200-day average. This is not all that surprising, though. And this has to do with the failed breakout in Treasuries (NASDAQ:TLT). The two asset classes remain highly correlated. Gold prices via GLD remain above the March…

The COT Report: Gold, Crude Oil Rally But Data Mixed

The following is a recap of the recent Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and commodity futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of May 9. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this…

Trading Spotlight: Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) Rally

The Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) have taken their lumps over the past 3 months. The ride has been volatile and included a couple of steep declines. The most recent decline comes on the heels of a drop in gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). Note that the senior gold miners (NYSEARCA:GDX) didn’t…