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Gold Dec '20 (GCZ20)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Rebound From 2-Month Lows and Close Higher as Dollar Sags

Dec Comex gold (GCZ20) on Thursday closed up +8.5 (+0.45%), and Dec silver (SIZ20) closed up +0.091 (+0.39%).

Precious metals prices on Thursday recovered from 2-month lows and settled higher as the dollar retreated on a rally in stocks. Gold and silver prices initially opened lower Thursday after the dollar index climbed to a 2-month high. Gold prices were also under pressure early Thursday as a decline in inflation expectations reduced the demand for gold as an inflation hedge.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was mixed for precious metals. In a bullish factor for gold, Thursday's U.S. weekly initial unemployment claims report unexpectedly rose +4,000 to 870,000, showing a weaker labor market than expectations for a decline to 840,000. Conversely, in a bearish factor for gold but a bullish factor for industrial metals demand and silver prices, Thursday's U.S. Aug new home sales report showed a +4.8% m/m increase to a 14-year high of 1.011 million, which was stronger tha... 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
$10,230/9,300
First Notice Date
11/30/20 (66 days)
Expiration Date
12/29/20 (95 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,290 (+4,240)
411,476 (+8,386)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
324,512 (+11,339)
83,535 (+6,835)
Producers - Long / Short
19,681 (+1,915)
121,622 (+2,679)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
81,024 (+1,243)
264,269 (+4,625)
Managed Money - Long / Short
166,571 (+11,043)
55,473 (+4,237)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
157,941 (+296)
28,062 (+2,598)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,851.0 +1.18%
on 09/24/20
2,001.2 -6.42%
on 09/01/20
-50.3 (-2.62%)
since 08/25/20
3-Month
1,772.0 +5.69%
on 06/26/20
2,089.2 -10.36%
on 08/07/20
+84.4 (+4.72%)
since 06/25/20
52-Week
1,458.8 +28.38%
on 03/16/20
2,089.2 -10.36%
on 08/07/20
+330.8 (+21.45%)
since 09/25/19

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Bulls fading but still have overall chart advantage. Bulls need to keep prices above last "reaction low" at $1,874.20 to keep near-term price uptrend alive.

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1,899.5
1st Resistance Point 1,888.2
Last Price 1,872.8
1st Support Level 1,858.3
2nd Support Level 1,839.7

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52-Week High 2,089.2
Last Price 1,872.8
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,848.4
Fibonacci 50% 1,774.0
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,699.6
52-Week Low 1,458.8

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