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Gold Feb '19 (GCG19)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Close Lower on a Strong Dollar and Industrial Metals Demand Concerns

Apr Comex gold (GCJ20) on Monday closed down -3.0 (-0.18%), and May silver (SIK20) closed down -0.402 (-2.77%).

Precious metals prices on Monday closed lower due to a stronger dollar and on concern the U.S. economy will be shut down longer than anticipated, which may require more Fed monetary stimulus. Gold prices also saw support Monday from China's -20 bp interest rate cut.

President Trump on Sunday said that Americans will need to practice "social distancing" until at least April 30. That may force the need for more monetary stimulus from the Fed, which would be positive for gold. However, the extended lockdown will curtail economic activity and is bearish for silver due to reduced industrial metals demand. Globally, confirmed cases of the coronavirus have risen above 769,000 with deaths exceeding 36,000.

Gold prices were supported by the action by the Chinese central bank (PBOC) on Monday to cut the interest rate on 7-day reverse repurchase agreements by -20... 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
$9,185/8,350
First Notice Date
01/31/19
Expiration Date
02/26/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
135,711 (-19,050)
447,534 (-8,936)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
317,928 (+523)
29,562 (-5,927)
Producers - Long / Short
22,853 (-5,463)
157,635 (-4,059)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
92,974 (-2,563)
270,015 (+6,147)
Managed Money - Long / Short
158,965 (-6,014)
1,556 (-9,344)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
158,963 (+6,537)
28,006 (+3,417)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,296.5 +2.21%
on 01/28/19
1,344.0 -1.41%
on 02/20/19
+27.0 (+2.08%)
since 01/25/19
3-Month
1,216.8 +8.90%
on 11/28/18
1,344.0 -1.41%
on 02/20/19
+96.4 (+7.85%)
since 11/26/18
52-Week
1,173.2 +12.95%
on 08/16/18
1,393.7 -4.92%
on 04/11/18
-37.4 (-2.74%)
since 02/26/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1,326.8
1st Resistance Point 1,326.0
Last Price 1,325.1s
1st Support Level 1,323.8
2nd Support Level 1,322.4

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52-Week High 1,393.7
Last Price 1,325.1s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,309.5
Fibonacci 50% 1,283.4
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,257.4
52-Week Low 1,173.2

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