Gold Up On Empire State Report

Gold Up On Empire State Report

Gold bumped up this morning on the Empire State manufacturing numbers, as the survey revealed its biggest drop ever (a reading of negative 8.6 for June following May’s 17.8) which is also the first negative number in over two years. Continue reading…


Gold Hits 14-Month High

Gold Hits 14-Month High

Spot gold rose above the $1,350/oz. resistance level overnight to reach its highest level since April last year. The rise is driven by concerns over global economic growth, particularly in China, and the escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf. Continue reading…


Gold Higher On Lower Risk Appetite

Gold Higher On Lower Risk Appetite

Gold starting the day in the mid-$1,330 range – rebounding from Tuesday’s intraday losses – as the appetite for riskier assets waned on persistent fears of an ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Also boosting gold is the strong belief that the Fed will ease interest rates in the near future. Continue reading…


Gold Off 14-Month High

Gold Off 14-Month High

Gold prices slipped from a 14-month high after an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico appeared to avert a trade war, reducing demand for the yellow metal as investors became less risk averse. Continue reading…


Gold’s First 6-Day Rally in 2 Years

Gold's First 6-Day Rally in 2 Years

Gold capped its biggest six-day rally in more than two years on Thursday amid the possibility of a U.S. interest rate cut and fears of a global trade war. Today, the yellow metal looks to continue that run with this morning’s first economic data. Continue reading…


Gold Up On Weak ADP Jobs

Gold Up On Weak ADP Jobs

Gold prices are marching on, rising to over a three-month high this morning as trade concerns continue to feed safe-haven demand along with the support received from Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks on Tuesday indicating he is open to cutting interest rates in response to the trade conflicts. Continue reading…


Gold’s Safe Haven Shines

Gold's Safe Haven Shines

Gold’s luster as a safe-haven asset grew as the weekend brought new warnings of how a trade war would affect the global economy. In early morning trading, Gold made double-digit gains and marked a nine-week high just shy of $1,320. Continue reading…


New Tariff Fears Boost Gold

New Tariff Fears Boost Gold

Late yesterday, President Trump proposed new tariffs on Mexico that would go into effect on June 10th. World markets promptly slid while gold rose through the night, past its high from over two weeks ago. Continue reading…


Central Bank Gold Buying Surges

Central Bank Gold Buying

The minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting released on Wednesday were in line with market expectations. Everyone expects that the Fed will remain patient, so much so that a rate hike is not likely this year, nor is the Fed likely to cut rates unless a full-blown US-China trade and tech war emerges, posing a significant downside risk to the U.S. economy. Continue reading…


Risks Dominate News

Risks Dominate News

Overnight the price of Silver reached a new low for 2019 at $14.35 while sellers still seem to be overtaking the buyers in the Gold market. Continue reading…


Gold Hovering at $1,300

Gold Hovering at $1,300

This morning we see the price of spot Gold trading either side of $1,300 dollars. Yesterday we witnessed the price of Gold making a new one month high during Asian trading hours. Continue reading…


GoldGram & Dillon Gage Strategic Global Alliance

Gold Gram Strategic Global Alliance

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 – Singapore-based GoldGram Pte. Ltd., creator of the new asset-backed token GGC GoldGramCoin®, and Dallas-based Dillon Gage, world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global alliance through which Dillon Gage will supply the physical gold that underlies GGC. Continue reading…


Gold Reacts To Tariffs

Today the President imposes increased tariffs on China’s imports to the tune of 25 percent. The President said, it’s all ok, because with the increased tariffs, we are making more money than the best agreement can get us. Some seem to disagree. Most investors expect these costs, one way or the other, to be passed on to the American consumer. Continue reading…


Gold’s Safe Haven Rally

Gold's Safe Haven Rally

It’s about time the price of Gold is rallying. Gold has rebounded nicely, up 1% since the start of the week, driven by a pick-up in safe haven demand and seeing a decline in Equities prices caused by rising trade tensions between the United States and China. Continue reading…


Gold Trading Steady

Gold Trading Steady

Gold trading steady overnight, despite the President’s threat of raising tariffs on China. After reading the President’s tweet, equity investors started selling immediately off the headline, not waiting for the details. Continue reading…


Gold Mellow On Low-key Fed

Gold Mellow On Dovish Fed

On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he feels comfortable with the current policy and is likely to keep interest rates steady for an extended period of time. Continue reading…


Gold Takes A Little Dip

Gold Takes A Little Dip

ADP April job numbers came in better than expected this morning with 275,000 new jobs created in April, well over 180,000 level the street was expecting. In turn, this report boosted the Equity market and strengthened the U.S. Dollar. Continue reading…


Gold Still Recovering

Gold Still Recovering

The price of Gold continues to recover off the most recent lows, and that’s the good news. Affecting the price of Gold, is the Dollar Index which has appreciated by 1.5% over the past three months. Over the same period, the price of spot Gold has declined over 3 percent. Continue reading…


Gold Firms Recovery

Gold Firms Recovery

At the time of this report early Friday morning, the spot price of Gold has rebounded nicely to the $1,280 area after testing the mid $1,260 area just a couple of days ago. Continue reading…


Gold Rebounds

Gold Rebounds

Gold and Silver rebounded today after a harsh Tuesday with gold inching toward $1,280. That bounce back occurred despite the pressure from a strengthening U.S. Dollar and yesterday’s all-time highs in the S&P and Nasdaq, due to strong reported corporate earnings. Continue reading…


Gold Treading Water

Gold Treading Water

This morning, the price of Gold is seen treading water at $1,276 right in the middle of two levels. Support at $1,260 and the new resistance level
of $1,282. Continue reading…


Easter Holiday Hours

Easter Holiday Hours

Here are the Dillon Gage hours for Easter weekend.

Trading room and refinery hours:

  • Thursday, April 18th – Close at 4:00pm Central Time
  • Friday, April 19th – Closed
  • Saturday, April 20th – Closed
  • Sunday, April 21st – Closed
  • Monday, April 22nd – Open 7:30am Central Time

FizTrade™ electronic trading hours:

  • Thursday, April 18th – Close at 4:00pm Central Time
  • Friday, April 19th – Closed
  • Saturday, April 20th – Closed
  • Sunday, April 21st – Open at 5:00pm Central
  • Monday, April 22nd – Resume normal hours

A happy and safe holiday from the Dillon Gage family to yours!
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Gold Feeling Pressure

Gold Feeling Pressure

As we start this short week, investors seemed to be focused on other things like the religious holidays and spring break which are right at our doorstep. Surprisingly, we find the spot price of Gold under pressure, even with a softening dollar index. Continue reading…


Gold Shows Resilience

Gold Shows Resilience

As we reported in our last Market Gage, a significant short position in Gold still exists, but the price of Gold still shows resiliency as it seems the shorts do not have enough support to pull the rug out from the price. In other words, buying continues to emerge as soon a we come close to support levels. Continue reading…


Silver Demand Up 4% in 2018

Silver Demand Up 4% in 2018

Although several silver asset classes had their struggles last year, including commodities, there were three very positive developments in the 2018 silver market that helped raise silver demand up 4% in 2018, according to the Silver Institute’s new World Silver Survey 2019. Here are three of their significant findings:

“First, total silver demand increased for the first time since 2015, rising 4 percent to 1.03 billion ounces. Second, there was a robust recovery in retail investment, led principally by silver bar demand, which climbed sharply last year. Third, on the supply side, global mine supply fell for the third consecutive year, following a continuous streak of 13 annual increases before 2016. Silver scrap supply has been in retreat since 2012 and fell by nearly 2 percent last year. These factors led to another tightening of the supply/demand balance, contributing to a physical deficit of 29.2 million ounces (Moz) in 2018.”

The World Silver Survey 2019 is available as a downloadable PDF from the Institute’s website at silverinstitute.org


Trade Tensions Boost Gold

Trade Tensions Boost Gold

Gold investors are hoping to see the $1,300 price in the rear-view mirror as trade tensions increase between the U.S. and EU and as markets await clarity on the Brexit calamity.  Continue reading…


Gold Softens A Bit

Gold Softens A Bit

The price of Gold softened moderately overnight in the Far East and Europe, trading in just a $6 range. The good news is that the price is relatively steady. The bad news is at this moment is there doesn’t seem to be a catalyst to get the price of Gold back over the $1,300 level once again. Continue reading…


Gold Stationary

Gold Stationary

For the time being, the report of a trade deal with China is keeping the price of Gold stationary. The price of Gold is in a need of recharge, and that doesn’t seem likely, for the moment. Continue reading…


Gold Strategy

Gold Strategy

Investors continue to find the Equity markets attractive even with no end in sight to the China and Brexit negotiations. Continue reading…


Gold’s Recovery Mode

Gold's Recovery Mode

At the time of this report early Friday morning, all four metals are found in recovery mode. Let’s take a deeper look at the two metals that have had a lot of action this week, particularly, this first one. Continue reading…


Palladium’s Wild Day

Flash- Palladium's Wild Day

Palladium is having wild day, just how wild depends how you look at it.

At the time of this report, Palladium hit an intraday spot low of $1,441, down at one point over $100 dollars. Continue reading…


FLASH – No 2019 Rate Hike

Fed says No rate hike this year

The Fed signals no rate hike this year with one increase in 2020, saying it will leave rates unchanged, because economic growth has slowed.

Additional notes from today’s minutes, the Fed says:

  • It will taper balance-sheet roll off, sees it halting end-sept. Fed sees slower household spending, business investment.
  • Economic growth has slowed from solid 4q.
  • Core inflation remains near 2%

Markets seemed to be caught be surprise by the Feds long-term outlook…The price of Gold rallied from $1,302 to $1,318 on the news.
The Dow Industrial average reverses on the news and rallies almost 200 point to the up side. Ten-year Treasuries trading earlier this morning at 2.6 percent now after the news trading at 2.53 percent.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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All Eyes on Fed

All Eyes on Fed

All eyes on the Fed today. Their two-day meeting ends at 2pm EST time with a decision on rate hikes. This will be followed by the Fed Chairman’s news conference at 2:30 pm. Continue reading…


Gold Teetering at $1,304

Gold Teetering at $1,304

At the time of this report, we see the price of Gold back above $1,300, sparked by a weaker than expected Empire State manufacturing survey. The yellow metal is teetering at the previous resistance level of $1304. This seems to be an important level as the market either accelerates or declines depending on if the trend is up or down from this level. The price of Gold had fallen just below $1,300 yesterday largely on the fading strength in the U.S. dollar.
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Gold Breaks Above $1,300

Gold Breaks Above $1,300

Overnight, higher bond prices and a weaker Dollar Index have caused holders of short positions to head for the exits. If you look at the time and sales volumes during the gold rally today, as soon as we broke thru the $1,304 level of resistance volumes picked up and the short covering rally accelerated. Continue reading…