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Gold Aug '20 (GCQ20)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Gold Sees Downward Pressure from Reduced Safe-Haven Demand

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) in Friday closed down -1.9 (-0.11%) and Sep silver (SIU20) closed up +0.091 (+0.48%).

Precious metals prices on Friday settled mixed. A rebound in stock prices undercut the safe-haven demand for precious metals and prompted long liquidation in gold. Silver prices, however, moved higher on a weak dollar and strong European economic data that was positive for industrial metals demand.

The dollar on Friday gave up overnight gains and moved lower, which provided support for precious metals prices. The dollar retreated on reduced liquidity-demand after Gilead Sciences announced on Friday that its Remdesivir drug to treat the coronavirus showed a 62% cut in mortality risk for patients taking the drug. Coronavirus concerns are negative for industrial metals demand and silver prices but are bullish for gold due to increased safe-haven demand. The U.S. reported a record of 61,791 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Florida, Texas, and California all... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Gold 100-oz
Contract Size
100 fine troy ounces
Tick Size
0.10 (10 cents) per troy ounce ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 7:20a.m. - 12:30p.m.) (Settles 12:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
COMEX
Point Value
$100
Margin/Maintenance
$9,020/8,200
First Notice Date
07/31/20 (18 days)
Expiration Date
08/27/20 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

Gold Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
118,424 (+1,727)
421,016 (+2,856)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
337,030 (+8,088)
69,672 (+7,400)
Producers - Long / Short
20,352 (+554)
112,705 (-2,516)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
72,947 (-2,500)
283,186 (+1,699)
Managed Money - Long / Short
179,810 (+6,284)
40,467 (+5,496)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
157,220 (+1,804)
29,205 (+1,904)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,706.2 +6.15%
on 06/15/20
1,829.8 -1.02%
on 07/08/20
+73.9 (+4.25%)
since 06/12/20
3-Month
1,668.4 +8.56%
on 04/21/20
1,829.8 -1.02%
on 07/08/20
+50.3 (+2.86%)
since 04/13/20
52-Week
1,435.5 +26.17%
on 07/17/19
1,829.8 -1.02%
on 07/08/20
+366.8 (+25.39%)
since 07/12/19

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Gold Sees Downward Pressure from Reduced Safe-Haven Demand

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) in Friday closed down -1.9 (-0.11%) and Sep silver (SIU20) closed up +0.091 (+0.48%). Precious metals prices on Friday settled mixed. A rebound in stock prices undercut the safe-haven...

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Precious Metals Gain on Dollar Weakness and on Pandemic Concerns

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) this morning is up +4.0 (+0.22%), and Sep silver (SIU20) is up +0.123 (+0.65%). Precious metals prices this morning are moving higher on a weaker dollar, and on concerns a resurgence...

Gold Amid Epidemiological and Economical Update

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Precious Metals Close Lower as the Dollar Index Recovers From a 4-Week Low

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) on Thursday closed down -16.8 (-0.92%), and Sep silver (SIU20) closed down -0.199 (-1.04%). Precious metals prices on Thursday gave up early gains and turned lower after the dollar...

Precious Metals Fall Back as the Dollar Index Recovers From a 4-Week Low

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) this morning is down -14.5 (-0.80%), and Sep silver (SIU20) is down -0.246 (-1.28%). Precious metals prices are weaker this morning on a rebound in the dollar from a 4-week low....

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1,825.6
1st Resistance Point 1,813.8
Last Price 1,810.9
1st Support Level 1,793.3
2nd Support Level 1,784.6

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52-Week High 1,829.8
Last Price 1,810.9
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,679.2
Fibonacci 50% 1,632.6
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,586.1
52-Week Low 1,435.5

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