Gold & Silver

Gold Chart Update: Bulls Look To Power Through Resistance

After a second wave higher in the 2017 rally, gold prices spent much of last week trading in consolidation mode. Although the backdrop is bullish, the shiny metal nears key price resistance. Gold Price Resistance The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) is sitting just under minor chart resistance near 118. And just…

Gold Miners (GDX): Gold Bugs May Not Be Immune Here

A key driver for gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD) in early 2016 was Japanese negative interest rate policy rolled out at the end of January (note the sharp up move in the Gold Bugs chart below by my colleague Arun Chopra CFA CMT). After the Bank of Japan refused to go further…

Commodities Speculative Positioning At 10 Year High

The below chart shows average speculative futures positioning (standardized against open interest*) across 15 different commodities – giving effectively an asset class view for commodities. The main takeaway is that speculators are the most net-long commodities they’ve been in more than 10 years. Commodity speculative positioning (futures) at a 10…

5 Global Charts For Active Investors – February 7

It’s time for another round of macro technical charts as investors move further into the month of February (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at 5 charts with key technical price developments.  Even if you’re not technical analysis…

3 COT Report Charts For Commodities Traders (Feb 3)

The following is a recap of the February 3 Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 31. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this…

Gold To Silver Ratio At Critical Juncture Historically

One chart that provides a good indicator for precious metals followers is the Gold to Silver ratio. Below is a chart looking at the ratio over the past 3 decades.  It uses the ratio of Gold prices via GLD (NYSEARCA:GLD) and Silver prices via SLV (NYSEARCA:SLV). Note that when the…

5 Charts For Traders: Gold, US Dollar, CBOE SKEW and More

It’s time for another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move toward the end of January (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded I believe…

Gold Update: January Pullback May Be Short-Lived

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) experienced a small pullback intra-week, taking cues from treasuries – I’ve noted before that the price action for gold has been closely tied to the action in the treasury market. I provided an update here last week on the $TLT (20+ year treasury bond ETF). But back to…

5 Charts For Investors: Around The Global Financial Markets

I’m back with another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move further into the near year (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded…