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Gold Apr '21 (GCJ21)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Settle Mixed on Dollar Strength and Lower Global Bond Yields

August gold (GCQ21) on Friday closed down -5.80 (-0.33%), and July silver (SIN21) closed up +0.113 (+0.44%).

Gold and silver prices on Friday settled mixed.  A rally in the dollar index to a 2-month Friday and hawkish Fed comments were bearish for metals.  On the positive side, a decline in T-note yields on Friday supported gains in metals, along with weakness in stocks that sparked some safe-haven demand for precious metals.

Lower global bond yields are bullish for precious metals.  The 10-year T-note yield on Friday fell -5.6 bp to 1.448%.  The 10-year German bund yield fell -0.5 bp at -0.200%, and the 10-year UK gilt yield is dropped -2.3 bp to 0.752%.

Stronger-than-expected global price pressures are positive for gold demand as an inflation hedge.  German May PPI rose +1.5% m/m and +7.2% y/y, stronger than expectations of +0.7% m/m and +6.4% y/y.  The +7.2% y/y gain was the largest year-on-year increase in 12-1/2 years.  Also, Japan May national CPI ex-fresh fo... 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
03/31/21
Expiration Date
04/28/21 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 8, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
103,496 (+510)
348,302 (-2,859)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
288,781 (-45)
79,394 (+4,269)
Producers - Long / Short
13,828 (+2,811)
78,884 (-1,936)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,894 (-670)
243,644 (+708)
Managed Money - Long / Short
145,037 (-2,233)
37,373 (+76)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
143,744 (+2,188)
42,021 (+4,193)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,676.5 +5.77%
on 03/31/21
1,794.5 -1.19%
on 04/23/21
+40.9 (+2.36%)
since 03/26/21
3-Month
1,673.3 +5.97%
on 03/08/21
1,878.9 -5.63%
on 01/29/21
-68.0 (-3.69%)
since 01/28/21
52-Week
1,673.3 +5.97%
on 03/08/21
2,107.6 -15.87%
on 08/07/20
+40.0 (+2.31%)
since 04/28/20

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Precious Metals Settle Mixed on Dollar Strength and Lower Global Bond Yields

August gold (GCQ21 ) on Friday closed down -5.80 (-0.33%), and July silver (SIN21 ) closed up +0.113 (+0.44%). Gold and silver prices on Friday settled mixed.  A rally in the dollar index to a 2-month...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
SIN21 : 25.820 (-0.14%)
Gold: The Fed Wreaked Havoc on the Precious Metals

Gold declined yesterday, or I should say, it rushed down at breakneck speed. And while it might have been a surprise for some, it wasn’t for me.

FOMC Sees Two Rate Hikes in 2023. Gold Didn’t Like It!

The newest Fed’s statement and dot-plot indicated a much more hawkish tone among the FOMC members than the markets expected, and gold dropped.

Precious Metals Post Moderate Gains on Lower Global Bond Yields and Weakness in Stocks

August gold (GCQ21 ) this morning is up +4.00 (+0.23%), and July silver (SIN21 ) is up +0.249 (+0.91%). Gold and silver prices this morning are moderately higher as they recover some of Thursday's sharp...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
SIN21 : 25.820 (-0.14%)
Gold Closes Sharply Lower at 6-Week Low after the FOMC Signaled a Faster Pace of Rate Hikes

August gold (GCQ21 ) on Thursday closed down -86.60 (-4.65%), and July silver (SIN21 ) closed down -1.956 (-7.03%). Gold and silver prices on Thursday sold off sharply, with gold and silver at new 1-1/2...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
SIN21 : 25.820 (-0.14%)
FOMC Surprise Takeaways

The Fed didn‘t play ostrich on inflation, but didn‘t take action either. While acknowledging that 2021 inflation would come at 3.4%, it hinted at 2 rate hikes before 2023 is over – and didn‘t mention...

Precious Metals Plunge with Gold at a 6-Week Low after the FOMC Signaled a Faster Pace of Rate Hikes

August gold (GCQ21 ) this morning is down -81.30 (-4.37%), and July silver (SIN21 ) is down -1.687 (-6.07%). Gold and silver prices this morning are sharply lower, with gold at a 6-week low and silver...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
SIN21 : 25.820 (-0.14%)
Gold Struggled At The $1900 Level

Gold failed at the $1900 level and dropped like a stone after the June FOMC meeting, but the prospects for higher prices remain compelling. Gold is a currency and a commodity with a bull market that has...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
GDX : 34.13 (-2.29%)
GDXJ : 47.73 (-2.17%)
NUGT : 58.66 (-4.34%)
JNUG : 85.14 (-4.63%)
Gold Asks: Will the Economic Boom Continue?

The US GDP has already recovered from the pandemic recession. What’s next for the economy and the gold market?

Precious Metals Close Higher but Sink Post-FOMC on the Outlook for Fed Rate Hikes

August gold (GCQ21 ) on Wednesday closed up +5.00 (+0.27%), and July silver (SIN21 ) closed up +0.119 (+0.43%). Gold and silver prices on Wednesday settled modestly higher on dovish ECB comments and a...

GCQ21 : 1,763.7 (-0.63%)
SIN21 : 25.820 (-0.14%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1,786.0
2nd Resistance Point 1,780.0
1st Resistance Point 1,776.6
Last Price 1,773.2s
1st Support Level 1,767.2
2nd Support Level 1,761.2
3rd Support Level 1,757.8

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52-Week High 2,107.6
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,941.7
Fibonacci 50% 1,890.4
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,839.2
Last Price 1,773.2s
52-Week Low 1,673.3

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