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Gold Dec '19 (GCZ19)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Close Little Changed as a Strong Dollar Offsets Weak Stocks

Dec Comex gold (GCZ19) on Wednesday closed down -0.1 (-0.01%), and Dec silver (SIZ19) closed down -0.003 (-0.02%).

Precious metals retreated from 1-1/2 week highs Wednesday and settled little changed as a stronger dollar sparked long liquidation in metals. Increased trade tensions between the U.S. and China led to a sell off in stocks that pushed Dec gold and Dec silver up to a 1-1/2 week highs.

Precious metals prices rallied to 1-1/2 week highs early Wednesday after the U.S. Senate late Tuesday night passed legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters and warned China against a violent suppression of the demonstrations. China responded by threatening unspecified retaliation if the bill becomes law. Precious metals rallied on increased safe-haven demand on concern that the ongoing trade talks could be threatened because of the Senate bill.

Another positive for gold prices was Wednesday's comment from ECB Vice President Guindos that the ECB will not hit the limits... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
11/29/19 (9 days)
Expiration Date
12/27/19 (37 days)

Seasonal Chart

Gold Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
210,067 (+28,379)
511,535 (+12,709)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
323,189 (-21,402)
56,123 (-8,640)
Producers - Long / Short
41,974 (+24,119)
164,545 (+6,550)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
123,638 (-2,727)
302,535 (-828)
Managed Money - Long / Short
209,432 (-23,735)
33,991 (-1,929)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
113,757 (+2,333)
22,132 (-6,711)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,446.2 +1.98%
on 11/12/19
1,520.9 -3.02%
on 10/25/19
-13.2 (-0.89%)
since 10/21/19
3-Month
1,446.2 +1.98%
on 11/12/19
1,566.2 -5.83%
on 09/04/19
-40.8 (-2.69%)
since 08/21/19
52-Week
1,247.7 +18.21%
on 11/28/18
1,566.2 -5.83%
on 09/04/19
+210.2 (+16.62%)
since 11/21/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1,486.3
1st Resistance Point 1,480.2
Last Price 1,474.8
1st Support Level 1,467.1
2nd Support Level 1,460.1

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52-Week High 1,566.2
Last Price 1,474.8
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,444.5
Fibonacci 50% 1,406.9
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,369.4
52-Week Low 1,247.7

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