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Gold Dec '18 (GCZ18)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Higher on Consumer Sentiment Optimism

What you need to know…

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) today is up +0.38%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) is up +0.23%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) is up +0.61%. 

Stocks are trading higher after today’s stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer sentiment index put the U.S. economy in a mildly stronger light.  Stocks are also seeing support from today’s -3 bp decline in the 10-year T-note yield and the favorable U.S. import price report.

The University of Michigan today reported that its preliminary-Aug U.S. consumer sentiment index rose by +3.6 points to a 3-month high of 55.1, which was stronger than market expectations of +1.0 point to 52.5.  The uptick in consumer sentiment was a step in the right direction, but the index is still only 5.1 points above June’s record low of 50.0 (data since 1978).  Consumers remain worried about inflation, high gasoline prices, rising interest rates, and a weakening labor market if the economy continues to sli... 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
$7,150/6,500
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/27/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,700 (-14,307)
263,265 (+12,836)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
242,128 (+467)
117,802 (-31,169)
Producers - Long / Short
13,831 (-2,226)
44,218 (+2,996)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
87,907 (-3,004)
193,085 (+18,917)
Managed Money - Long / Short
96,634 (+4,418)
80,779 (-30,530)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
145,494 (-3,951)
37,023 (-639)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,210.5 +5.52%
on 11/28/18
1,277.4 -0.01%
on 12/26/18
+63.9 (+5.27%)
since 11/27/18
3-Month
1,184.3 +7.85%
on 09/28/18
1,277.4 -0.01%
on 12/26/18
+89.9 (+7.57%)
since 09/27/18
52-Week
1,167.1 +9.44%
on 08/16/18
1,392.3 -8.26%
on 01/25/18
-36.8 (-2.80%)
since 12/27/17

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Stocks Higher on Consumer Sentiment Optimism

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) today is up +0.38%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is up +0.23%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is up +0.61%. Stocks...

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DIA : 336.99 (+0.98%)
$IUXX : 13,517.06 (+1.69%)
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THU22 : 485.00 (unch)
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#1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery prices remained flat.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 1,277.7
1st Resistance Point 1,277.5
Last Price 1,277.3s
1st Support Level 1,276.9
2nd Support Level 1,276.5
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 1,392.3
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,306.3
Fibonacci 50% 1,279.7
Last Price 1,277.3s
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,253.1
52-Week Low 1,167.1

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