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Gold Dec '19 (GCZ19)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Gold Rallies to a 1-1/2 Week High on Dollar Weakness and China Coronavirus Concerns

Apr Comex gold (GCJ20) this morning is up +5.4 (+0.34%), and Mar silver (SIH20) is up +0.141 (+0.80%).

Precious metals are stronger this morning with gold prices at a 1-1/2 week high on a weak dollar along with concern the spread of the China coronavirus will prompt the world's central banks will boost stimulus measures. The outbreak now shows 63,851 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 1,3807 deaths.

European economic data today was bullish for gold but negative for silver after Eurozone Q4 GDP rose +0.9% y/y, weaker than expectations of +1.0% y/y and the slowest year-on-year pace of growth in 6 years.

Today's comments from ECB Governing Council member Vasle suggest additional ECB stimulus is possible, which is bullish for gold as a store of value when he said: "I believe the ECB has not exhausted its instruments yet and there is still space to use existing instruments and to expand them further."

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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
$5,500/5,000
First Notice Date
11/29/19
Expiration Date
12/27/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 11, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
181,629 (+4,843)
519,420 (+10,947)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
356,535 (+626)
48,561 (-7,542)
Producers - Long / Short
17,009 (+540)
158,762 (+3,659)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
120,850 (+920)
316,888 (+3,905)
Managed Money - Long / Short
231,499 (+7,737)
35,828 (-6,324)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
125,036 (-7,111)
12,733 (-1,218)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,452.1 +4.25%
on 11/29/19
1,513.9 -0.01%
on 12/27/19
+60.4 (+4.16%)
since 11/27/19
3-Month
1,446.2 +4.67%
on 11/12/19
1,525.8 -0.79%
on 10/03/19
+7.4 (+0.49%)
since 09/27/19
52-Week
1,285.1 +17.80%
on 05/02/19
1,566.2 -3.35%
on 09/04/19
+201.9 (+15.39%)
since 12/27/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.



Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1,513.9
1st Resistance Point 1,513.9
Last Price 1,513.8s
1st Support Level 1,513.8
2nd Support Level 1,513.7

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52-Week High 1,566.2
Last Price 1,513.8s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,458.8
Fibonacci 50% 1,425.6
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,392.5
52-Week Low 1,285.1

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