FLASH GAGE – Gold Jumps to 3+ Month High

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Don’t fall asleep at your post. You might just be missing some thing you would regret.

Here are some highlights to share with my readers that could be significant in the price of gold in the months to come.

If you looked at the price of gold the first of the year gold was trading at $1,148. Today we are $100 dollars higher. That’s an 8 percent increase in just 53 days.

Today if you look at the gold ETF, we have just set a new high holdings in the fund for 2017 at 65.2 million ounces. As I indicated in previous comments, I believe this it’s all commercial inflows, with very little retail investor interest. Most retail interest is still in equities.

So, I’ll ask the question again, what do the commodity fund managers know that we don’t?

French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen has increased her lead in the first round of France’s presidential election. According to the polls, Ms. Le Pen is expected to win the first round of the presidential election with an estimated 27.5 percent of the vote. Doesn’t sound like a convincing number but in the first round there are many participants. If she wins there will be a runoff in May to see who will be the next President of France. The reason this is significant is Ms. Le Pen is a far right wing candidate who said if elected she will put together a referendum for France to exit the EU. Yes she is the underdog and she has an uphill battle in a socialist environment but who would have thought that Trump has a chance facing 15 candidates just a year ago?

Some Wall street gold traders seemed to have called this one correctly. If you remember in my previous comments, some indicated that they liked gold here and expected the rally to be slow going but to continue. They started accumulating gold at the $1,220 level and only would bail out if gold broke thru the 100-day moving average which at the time was $1,215.

My technical friends want some press also indicating that the next level of resistance in the price of gold isn’t till the $1,262 level.

Current CME WATCH TOOL indicates the chance of a rate hike at the next FOMC meeting in March is at 22 percent.

The Dollar Index now down 32 basis points on the day and the yield on 10 year treasuries are in negative territory both helping fuel the rally in gold.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

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