After making new highs for the year in the Gold ETF on Wednesday November 9th and new all-time highs in the Silver ETF on Tuesday October 25th; we witness for the seventh straight day strong redemptions in both metals.
Financial advisors report many retail investors continue to cash in their ETF positions to buy equities.
What is very encouraging, even with the strong sell off in the ETFs, is that the price of gold seems to be shrugging off the physical selling necessary to sell off the ETF holdings.
The price of Gold and Silver are back above the critical support levels violated last week at $1,212.00 in the December contract and $16.58 in the December silver contract.
Base metals are helping our cause as copper is up 2 percent this morning and the recent rally in the dollar seems to be stalling. At the time of this report the dollar index is trading at 100.95 after reaching a high last week at 101.49.
Some of the Wall Street Gold traders I spoke with this morning with an appetite for risk are selling into any rally in both gold and silver, believing this rally will not be here for long. They believe the momentum in a stronger dollar is just pausing here and will continue higher in the coming days putting pressure on the gold price.
I think the only bit of news that could bring a strong rally in the price of gold is if the FED does nothing in December. With the CME FED Watch tool at 95.4 percent, a chance of a rate hike in December the market is almost a given, but if the FED does not deliver, I expect the Gold market will see an impressive rally. Don’t forget what the chairperson said last week, “a rate hike is expected relatively soon.” The market is interpreting that as December, I cannot imagine how the markets will react if it doesn’t happen.
Have a wonderful Monday.
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