The dollar index approaching the 101 level this morning along with higher Ten-Year Bond Yields putting Gold in negative territory.
Some Wall Street Gold traders I spoke with this morning indicated that they expect gold to be under some pressure for the time being, as the equity market continues to set new records every day. But they also indicated that they view this pullback as a buying opportunity as they believe gold still has more room on the upside.
What I find interesting is the continued investment into the Gold ETFs by what I’m being told are large players and very little if any retail investor interest. Is that where the smart money is going?
Yesterday’s news on the President’s tax plan really put a torpedo in the side of gold as we broke thru the $1,228 level of support. The price of silver holding up much better, NOT approaching its level of support at $ 17.48.
As I indicated in yesterday’s Flash Gage, I expected the $1,228 support level to hold in the February Gold contract and we saw the overnight low get down to the $1,222 level. I still believe we will settle above that number today and head higher again now that the tax news has been absorbed into the marketplace.
All eyes over the pond are still watching Italy’s banking crisis. An interesting story in the Wall Street Journal this morning indicates that the Italian banking system is still having problems even after the government stepped in and set up a 20 billion Euro reserve fund to help Banca Monte Dei Paschi stay solvent. Italy’s banking system is still sitting on toxic
loans of over 200 billion Euros and doesn’t seem to have a plan to solve the problem other than throw money at it. I see this as “ground zero” for the problems facing the European Union that will come to a head in the near future and that’s when I expect the real rally in the gold market will begin.
Have a wonderful Friday.
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