The U.S. Dollar continues its slide, giving the price of Gold a boost this morning. Overnight, the Dollar Index traded down to the next level of support we indicated in Fridays comment at 90.34. In other currencies, the euro and sterling continue to strengthen, putting more pressure on the dollar.
Overnight. the price of Palladium hit an all-time high on CME March contract at $1,133.00. At the time of this report, the price has retreated to $1,117 as fund profit taking emerged this morning.
Open interest in the CME March Palladium contract has increased and now stands at almost 37,000 contracts. PGM forecasters predict another year of substantial deficits in supply giving the price of Palladium a continued strong bullish bias. As we reported in the past, if this rally continues, car companies will be forced to look for an alternative as higher Palladium prices will increase the cost of each vehicle.
For those who actively trade Palladium, one cannot ignore how terribly low the CME Warehouse stock holdings are. As of the most recent report, the CME registered holdings are 12,082 ounces and the eligible holdings are at 28,608 ounces. So across all warehouses there is a total of only 41,000 ounces, compared to the open interest of 37,000 contracts. Thirty seven thousand contracts times 100 ounces in each contract equals 3,700,000 ounces. You can see even if a small amount of the open interest stands for
delivery there could be a significant shortfall.
Have a wonderful Monday.
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