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Gold Aug '21 (GCQ21)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Falls Back on Weak U.S. Economic Data and a Rally in the S&P 500 to a New Record High

The dollar index (DXY00) on Monday fell -0.267 (-0.29%).  EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0032 (+0.27%).  USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.17 (-0.15%).  Weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on Monday weighed on the dollar, as did strength in the euro and the yen.  Also, a rally in the S&P 500 to a new record high on Monday curbed the liquidity demand for the dollar.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Monday rallied moderately as higher German bund yields strengthened the euro’s interest rate differentials.  Gains in EUR/USD were limited after the German Jul IFO business climate unexpectedly fell -0.9 to 100.8, weaker than expectations of an increase to 102.5.  USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell back Monday as lower T-note yields for most of the day Monday boosted the yen.   Strength in the yen was limited Monday after the Japan Jul Jibun Bank services PMI fell -1.6 to a 5-month low of 46.4.

Monday’s U.S. economic data was weaker than expected and bearish for the dollar.  U.S. June new home sales unexpected... 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
$9,900/9,000
First Notice Date
07/30/21 (3 days)
Expiration Date
08/27/21 (31 days)

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Gold Aug '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 20, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
123,541 (+11,102)
352,089 (+18,622)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
277,312 (+1,769)
81,340 (-3,367)
Producers - Long / Short
14,367 (-390)
78,197 (+2,271)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
67,561 (+1,450)
232,279 (+6,309)
Managed Money - Long / Short
135,163 (-775)
44,735 (-4,912)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
142,149 (+2,544)
36,605 (+1,545)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,750.1 +2.66%
on 06/29/21
1,835.0 -2.09%
on 07/15/21
+18.9 (+1.06%)
since 06/25/21
3-Month
1,750.1 +2.66%
on 06/29/21
1,919.2 -6.38%
on 06/01/21
+15.7 (+0.88%)
since 04/27/21
52-Week
1,678.4 +7.05%
on 03/08/21
2,120.0 -15.25%
on 08/07/20
-191.6 (-9.64%)
since 07/27/20

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Dollar Falls Back on Weak U.S. Economic Data and a Rally in the S&P 500 to a New Record High

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Monday fell -0.267 (-0.29%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) rose +0.0032 (+0.27%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) fell -0.17 (-0.15%). Weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on Monday weighed...

DXY00 : 92.730 (-0.20%)
^EURUSD : 1.17854 (-0.14%)
^USDJPY : 110.109 (-0.24%)
GCQ21 : 1,796.7 (-0.14%)
SIU21 : 25.185 (-0.53%)
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S&P 500 Ekes Out a New Record High on Strength in Energy Stocks and Q2 Earnings Optimism

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) this morning is up +0.02%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) is down -0.10%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) is up +0.01%. U.S stock indexes this morning are mixed, with...

$SPX : 4,422.30 (+0.24%)
$DOWI : 35,144.31 (+0.24%)
$IUXX : 15,125.95 (+0.09%)
ZNU21 : 134-110 (unch)
DXY00 : 92.730 (-0.20%)
^EURUSD : 1.17854 (-0.14%)
^USDJPY : 110.109 (-0.24%)
GCQ21 : 1,796.7 (-0.14%)
SIU21 : 25.185 (-0.53%)
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CVX : 100.95 (+2.11%)
XOM : 58.48 (+2.52%)
SLB : 29.46 (+3.70%)
HAS : 103.72 (+12.24%)
WLTW : 206.07 (-8.98%)
AON : 251.56 (+8.21%)
LMT : 368.05 (-3.34%)
LOW : 197.74 (-1.54%)
HD : 331.18 (-0.50%)
$VIX : 18.71 (+6.43%)
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Dollar Moves Slightly Higher and Gold Slips on Strength in T-note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday rose +0.087 (+0.09%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) rose +0.0004 (+0.03%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) rose +0.39 (+0.35%). The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday moved slightly higher....

DXY00 : 92.730 (-0.20%)
^EURUSD : 1.17854 (-0.14%)
^USDJPY : 110.109 (-0.24%)
GCQ21 : 1,796.7 (-0.14%)
SIU21 : 25.185 (-0.53%)
Strength in Technology Stocks Pushes the Nasdaq 100 Up to a Record High

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) this morning is up +0.47%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) is up +0.50%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) is up +0.35%. U.S stock indexes this morning are moderately...

$SPX : 4,422.30 (+0.24%)
$DOWI : 35,144.31 (+0.24%)
$IUXX : 15,125.95 (+0.09%)
ZNU21 : 134-110 (unch)
DXY00 : 92.730 (-0.20%)
^EURUSD : 1.17854 (-0.14%)
^USDJPY : 110.109 (-0.24%)
GCQ21 : 1,796.7 (-0.14%)
SIU21 : 25.185 (-0.53%)
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RHI : 93.59 (+0.78%)
INTC : 54.31 (+2.47%)
VRSN : 222.96 (+0.19%)
$VIX : 18.71 (+6.43%)
Gold’s Behavior in Various Parallel Inflation Universes

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Actionable ideas Crude, Gold, Silver . . . .

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1,824.8
2nd Resistance Point 1,818.4
1st Resistance Point 1,808.8
Last Price 1,797.2
1st Support Level 1,792.8
2nd Support Level 1,786.4
3rd Support Level 1,776.8

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52-Week High 2,120.0
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,951.3
Fibonacci 50% 1,899.2
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,847.1
Last Price 1,797.2
52-Week Low 1,678.4

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