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Gold Oct '20 (GCV20)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Metals Close Lower as a Strong Dollar and Better-Than-Expected Economic Data Spark Long Liquidation

Dec Comex gold (GCZ20) on Friday closed down by -41.4 (-2.00%), and Sep silver (SIU20) closed down -0.860 (-3.03%).

Precious metals on Friday closed sharply lower as dollar strength and stronger-than-expected economic data sparked long liquidation in metals futures.

Friday's monthly U.S. payroll report showed improvement in the U.S. labor market that boosted the dollar and sparked long-liquidation in precious metals. U.S. July nonfarm payrolls rose +1.763 million, stronger than expectations of +1.480 million. Also, the July unemployment rate fell -0.9 to 10.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.6%.

Global economic data on Friday was bearish for gold but supportive for industrial metals demand and silver prices. German June industrial production rose +8.9% m/m, stronger than expectations of +8.2% m/m, and the largest increase since the data began in 1991. Also, German June exports rose +14.9% m/m, stronger than expectations of +14.4% m/m, an... 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
09/30/20 (51 days)
Expiration Date
10/28/20 (79 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
119,109 (-20,694)
395,454 (-22,726)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
321,847 (+9,259)
83,101 (+7,314)
Producers - Long / Short
19,158 (-1,336)
116,748 (+5,779)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
79,645 (+4,751)
258,400 (-4,396)
Managed Money - Long / Short
165,357 (+5,463)
51,885 (+9,127)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
156,490 (+3,796)
31,216 (-1,813)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,804.5 +12.77%
on 07/14/20
2,078.0 -2.07%
on 08/07/20
+219.3 (+12.08%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
1,683.8 +20.85%
on 06/05/20
2,078.0 -2.07%
on 08/07/20
+304.2 (+17.58%)
since 05/08/20
52-Week
1,457.1 +39.65%
on 03/16/20
2,078.0 -2.07%
on 08/07/20
+503.8 (+32.90%)
since 08/09/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,100.0
1st Resistance Point 2,059.0
Last Price 2,033.1
1st Support Level 1,996.0
2nd Support Level 1,974.0

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52-Week High 2,078.0
Last Price 2,033.9
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,840.8
Fibonacci 50% 1,767.6
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,694.3
52-Week Low 1,457.1

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