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Gold Apr '21 (GCJ21)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Gold Closes at an 8-1/4 Month Low on Dollar Strength and Rising Global Government Bond Yields

Apr gold (GCJ21) on Friday closed down -46.60 (-2.62%), and March silver (SIH21) closed down -1.235 (-4.47%).

Gold and silver prices on Friday sold off sharply, with gold falling to an 8-1/4 month low. A rally in the dollar index to a 1-week high Friday undercut precious metals prices. The decline in gold accelerated on stop-loss selling when prices fell below $1,750 an ounce. Fund liquidation of gold continues after long gold positions in ETFs slumped to a 7-1/2 month low Thursday. Friday's mostly better-than-expected global economic data also weighed on gold prices but was supportive for silver.

Rising global government bond yields are bearish for gold, which may prompt investors to move out of non-interest-paying gold and into government bonds. The 10-year UK gilt yield rose to a new 11-month high Friday of 0.856%. Also, the 10-year German bund yield climbed to an 11-month high Friday of -0.202% before falling back. In addition, the Japan 10-yea... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
03/31/21 (31 days)
Expiration Date
04/28/21 (59 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
92,086 (+934)
343,815 (-22,415)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
284,081 (-19,502)
68,348 (-266)
Producers - Long / Short
10,658 (-909)
103,728 (-7,672)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
64,009 (-689)
222,668 (-17,275)
Managed Money - Long / Short
125,124 (-873)
56,001 (-2,040)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
158,957 (-18,629)
12,347 (+1,774)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1,714.9 +0.81%
on 02/26/21
1,878.9 -7.99%
on 01/29/21
-126.0 (-6.79%)
since 01/26/21
1,714.9 +0.81%
on 02/26/21
1,966.8 -12.10%
on 01/06/21
-86.3 (-4.75%)
since 11/25/20
1,467.0 +17.85%
on 03/16/20
2,107.6 -17.97%
on 08/07/20
+58.0 (+3.47%)
since 02/26/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1,822.3
2nd Resistance Point 1,798.1
1st Resistance Point 1,763.4
Last Price 1,728.8s
1st Support Level 1,704.5
2nd Support Level 1,680.3
3rd Support Level 1,645.6

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52-Week High 2,107.6
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,862.9
Fibonacci 50% 1,787.3
Last Price 1,728.8s
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,711.7
52-Week Low 1,467.0

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