Dollar’s Tight Range

Dollar's Tight Range

A tight trading range overnight in the U.S. Dollar is keeping the price of Gold from moving in either direction.

Unfortunately, the recent strengthening in the Dollar Index is acting as a headwind to higher precious metals prices.

The good news is, the technical levels of resistance in spot Gold are not seen until we see the price reach the $1,327 level. So, we do have upside potential.

Meanwhile, selling pressure has been consistent ever since Gold and Silver prices came off this week’s highs of $1,324.55 per oz. and $15.58 per oz. respectively.


Profit taking continues in the Palladium market as some supplies have been showing up in the Zurich vaults causing the Palladium EFP to continue to come in a bit at minus 35 minus 25. One-month lease rates are holding steady at 7 percent.

At this juncture, demand still exceeds supplies by a good margin, so one can say the Palladium market still has strong fundamentals.

Most of the PGM traders I spoke with think the highs in the Palladium market have already been established. In the coming days we will continue to watch the action in The EFP market to get a sense of what’s developing.


The Platinum market continues to see inflows into the ETF arena. So that along with steady support from the Commodity Hedge Fund Managers, it seems that levels of support are not in play at this time.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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