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Gold Apr '18 (GCJ18)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Rallies on Stronger T-note Yields and Weak Stocks

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday rose +0.261 (+0.28%).  EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0037 (-0.31%).  USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose +0.18 (+0.16%).  The dollar index on Friday climbed to a 3-1/2 week high.  Higher T-note yields on Friday supported moderate gains in the dollar along with weakness in stocks, which fueled some liquidity demand for the dollar. 

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Friday dropped to a 3-1/2 week low.  The euro came under pressure Friday on speculation the ECB will maintain record-low interest rates for longer after the ECB said that a Financial Times report published Thursday "that a lift-off of interest rates could come already in 2023 is not consistent with our forward guidance." 

USD/JPY (^USDJPY) on Friday posted moderate gains.  The yen retreated Friday on higher T-note yields after the 10-year T-note yield rose to a 2-month high of 1.384%.  The yen was also under pressure Friday from strength in Japanese stocks, which reduced the safe-haven demand for the yen a... 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
$9,075/8,250
First Notice Date
03/29/18
Expiration Date
04/26/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Gold Apr '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
119,152 (-754)
353,403 (-2,311)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
306,988 (+971)
99,228 (-750)
Producers - Long / Short
13,149 (-1,074)
67,186 (+388)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
72,791 (-74)
253,005 (-3,093)
Managed Money - Long / Short
130,837 (+1,793)
59,615 (-1,834)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
176,151 (-822)
39,613 (+1,084)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,315.7 +0.05%
on 04/26/18
1,365.4 -3.60%
on 04/11/18
-38.7 (-2.86%)
since 03/26/18
3-Month
1,303.6 +0.97%
on 03/01/18
1,365.4 -3.60%
on 04/11/18
-40.9 (-3.01%)
since 01/26/18
52-Week
1,218.5 +8.03%
on 07/10/17
1,370.5 -3.95%
on 01/25/18
+35.2 (+2.75%)
since 04/26/17

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HVV21 : 1,825.00 (-1.72%)
THV21 : 588.00s (-1.01%)
C-U21 : 444.50s (+0.57%)
V7V21 : 904.00s (-0.22%)
V5V21 : 1,836.50s (-0.08%)
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FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.5000 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.3947 (-0.35%)
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HVV21 : 1,825.00 (-1.72%)
THV21 : 588.00s (-1.01%)
C-U21 : 444.50s (+0.57%)
V7V21 : 904.00s (-0.22%)
V5V21 : 1,836.50s (-0.08%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.5673 (-0.05%)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.5000 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.3947 (-0.35%)
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HVV21 : 1,825.00 (-1.72%)
THV21 : 588.00s (-1.01%)
C-U21 : 444.50s (+0.57%)
V7V21 : 904.00s (-0.22%)
V5V21 : 1,836.50s (-0.08%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.5673 (-0.05%)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.5000 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.3947 (-0.35%)
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THV21 : 588.00s (-1.01%)
C-U21 : 444.50s (+0.57%)
V7V21 : 904.00s (-0.22%)
V5V21 : 1,836.50s (-0.08%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.5673 (-0.05%)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.5000 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.3947 (-0.35%)
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HVV21 : 1,825.00 (-1.72%)
THV21 : 588.00s (-1.01%)
C-U21 : 444.50s (+0.57%)
V7V21 : 904.00s (-0.22%)
V5V21 : 1,836.50s (-0.08%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.5673 (-0.05%)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.5000 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.3947 (-0.35%)
Dollar Rallies on Stronger T-note Yields and Weak Stocks

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday rose +0.261 (+0.28%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) fell -0.0037 (-0.31%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) rose +0.18 (+0.16%). The dollar index on Friday climbed to a 3-1/2 week high. ...

DXY00 : 93.343 (+0.16%)
^EURUSD : 1.17162 (-0.07%)
^USDJPY : 109.587 (-0.33%)
GCZ21 : 1,757.7 (+0.36%)
SIZ21 : 22.345 (+0.04%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 1,316.7
1st Resistance Point 1,316.5
Last Price 1,316.3s
1st Support Level 1,315.9
2nd Support Level 1,315.5
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 1,370.5
Last Price 1,316.3s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,312.4
Fibonacci 50% 1,294.5
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,276.6
52-Week Low 1,218.5

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