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Gold Aug '21 (GCQ21)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Is Undercut by Lower T-Note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell -0.14%.  Lower T-note yields undercut the dollar along with strength in the euro.  The dollar was supported by Fed Chair Powell’s comment that seemed to confirm that the FOMC at its meeting next week will announce QE tapering, but the dollar was undercut as Mr. Powell went out of his way to also say that the FOMC is not close to raising interest rates.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Friday rose by +0.14%. The euro received a lift after the Eurozone Oct Markit manufacturing PMI fell -0.1 to 58.5, stronger than expectations of 57.1. 

USD/JPY (^USDJPY) on Friday fell -0.45%.  The yen saw support from positive Japanese economic news after the Japan Oct Jibun Bank services PMI rose +2.9 to 50.7, the first time Japan’s service sector has expanded in 21 months.

December gold (GCZ21) on Friday closed +14.40 (+0.81%), and Dec silver (SIZ21) closed +0.279 (+1.15%). Gold on Friday climbed to a 1-1/4 month high,s while silver rose to a 1-1/2 month... 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
$8,250/7,500
First Notice Date
07/30/21
Expiration Date
08/27/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Gold Aug '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
110,697 (-3,532)
318,311 (+380)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
298,503 (+2,564)
112,964 (-393)
Producers - Long / Short
14,259 (-608)
62,099 (+4,424)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
77,500 (+275)
237,274 (-845)
Managed Money - Long / Short
131,668 (+4,923)
73,149 (+570)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
166,835 (-2,359)
39,815 (-963)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,692.6 +7.33%
on 08/09/21
1,832.6 -0.87%
on 07/29/21
+16.8 (+0.93%)
since 07/27/21
3-Month
1,692.6 +7.33%
on 08/09/21
1,919.2 -5.35%
on 06/01/21
-81.9 (-4.31%)
since 05/27/21
52-Week
1,678.4 +8.23%
on 03/08/21
2,018.6 -10.01%
on 09/01/20
-136.5 (-6.99%)
since 08/27/20

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HJX21 : 4.5016 (-1.36%)
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DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16418 (+0.16%)
^USDJPY : 113.436 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,794.8 (+0.72%)
SIZ21 : 24.390 (+0.91%)
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R8X21 : 2,761.00s (unch)
ALPAUSY15.CM : 0.6535 (unch)
ALPAUSY51.CM : 0.3217 (unch)
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HVZ21 : 1,690.00 (+0.48%)
THX21 : 630.00 (unch)
C-V21 : 479.50s (unch)
V7V21 : 910.00s (unch)
V5Z21 : 1,659.00s (+0.24%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.4669 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.4038 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.4618 (unch)
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$SPX : 4,543.61 (-0.14%)
SPY : 452.90 (-0.15%)
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TWTR : 62.16 (-4.95%)
ZNZ21 : 130-120 (unch)
DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16418 (+0.16%)
^USDJPY : 113.436 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,794.8 (+0.72%)
SIZ21 : 24.390 (+0.91%)
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HVZ21 : 1,690.00 (+0.48%)
THX21 : 630.00 (unch)
C-V21 : 479.50s (unch)
V7V21 : 910.00s (unch)
V5Z21 : 1,659.00s (+0.24%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 10.4669 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.4038 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.4618 (unch)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1,834.6
2nd Resistance Point 1,825.6
1st Resistance Point 1,821.1
Last Price 1,816.6s
1st Support Level 1,807.6
2nd Support Level 1,798.6
3rd Support Level 1,794.1

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52-Week High 2,018.6
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,888.6
Fibonacci 50% 1,848.5
Last Price 1,816.6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,808.4
52-Week Low 1,678.4

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