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Gold Dec '21 (GCZ21)

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Gold Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Jumps as Bond Yields Climb on Strong U.S. Economic News

The dollar index (DXY00) on Monday rose by +0.70%.  The dollar Monday recovered from a 5-1/4 month low and posted moderate gains.  A jump in T-note yields Monday boosted the dollar.  Also, Monday’s better-than-expected U.S economic news was hawkish for Fed policy and bullish for the dollar.  The Chinese yuan on Monday rallied to a 2-1/2 month high against the dollar when China accelerated the easing of Covid restrictions. 

Monday’s U.S. economic news was better-than-expected and bullish for the dollar.  Oct factory orders rose +1.0% m/m, stronger than expectations of +0.7% m/m and the biggest increase in 4 months.  Also, the Nov ISM services index unexpectedly rose +2.1 to 56.5, stronger than expectations of a decline to 53.5.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Monday fell by -0.44%.  The euro Monday fell back from a 5-1/4 month high and posted moderate losses on strength in the dollar.  Also, Eurozone Oct retail sales fell more than expected, and ECB Governing Council members Makhlou... 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
$6,270/5,700
First Notice Date
11/30/21
Expiration Date
12/29/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
134,184 (+430)
253,417 (-10,401)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
209,161 (-5,123)
99,158 (+987)
Producers - Long / Short
12,158 (-1,975)
48,784 (-5,743)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
98,970 (+2,079)
181,577 (-4,984)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,032 (-4,129)
73,312 (+582)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
121,129 (-994)
25,846 (+405)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,753.9 +2.92%
on 12/15/21
1,818.0 -0.71%
on 12/28/21
+22.8 (+1.28%)
since 11/29/21
3-Month
1,721.8 +4.84%
on 09/30/21
1,879.5 -3.96%
on 11/16/21
+82.2 (+4.77%)
since 09/29/21
52-Week
1,675.9 +7.71%
on 08/09/21
1,978.0 -8.74%
on 01/06/21
-93.1 (-4.90%)
since 12/29/20

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High Fossil Fuel Prices Mean UK Cannot Delay Transition to Low Emissions Steel

Another option is to use natural gas, another fossil fuel. But since 2020, gas prices have also risen considerably.

HVZ22 : 657.00 (-1.35%)
THF23 : 408.00 (-0.49%)
C-Z22 : 386.00s (-0.39%)
V7F23 : 575.00s (+0.70%)
V5Z22 : 649.55s (+1.49%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
SC Rejects Tata Steel Pleas to Set it Free from Bhushan Steel Liabilities

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Tata Steel's appeal seeking clearance from all liabilities related to the erstwhile Bhushan Steel.

HVZ22 : 657.00 (-1.35%)
THF23 : 408.00 (-0.49%)
C-Z22 : 386.00s (-0.39%)
V7F23 : 575.00s (+0.70%)
V5Z22 : 649.55s (+1.49%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
Trade Ministry Demands Cut in Gold Import Tariff

The higher import tax on gold has dried up gold imports through official channels.

GCG23 : 1,788.5 (+0.40%)
GRG23 : 1,788.5 (+0.40%)
AISI: U.S. Raw Steel Output Witnessed Notable Dip

The leading producer was the Southern region, with an output of 684,000 net tons.

HVZ22 : 657.00 (-1.35%)
THF23 : 408.00 (-0.49%)
C-Z22 : 386.00s (-0.39%)
V7F23 : 575.00s (+0.70%)
V5Z22 : 649.55s (+1.49%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
Scrap Metal Export Ban to Have Little Impact on Theft

The above data suggests that only a small portion of scrap are exported through legitimate routes.

Nippon Steel Celebrates Five Decades of Tubular Steel Supply to Shell

Shell commended Nippon Steel’s capability to supply high quality products strictly in adherence to Shell’s needs and requirements.

HVZ22 : 657.00 (-1.35%)
THF23 : 408.00 (-0.49%)
C-Z22 : 386.00s (-0.39%)
V7F23 : 575.00s (+0.70%)
V5Z22 : 649.55s (+1.49%)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
5th December, 2022: Scrap Gold and Platinum Prices Dropped, Silver Soared on Index

In the Hallmarked category, the 14 carat gold scrap prices were down by $ 10.44 per Oz.

5th December, 2022-North American Scrap Metal Prices Dipped on Index

304 SS Turning witnessed no change in prices on December 5th, 2022.

Sims Limited Reached Global Agreement on Climate Policy Engagement

The company assessed the climate policy positions of industry organizations and disclosed the results.

WGC: Central Bank Gold Reserves Surged in October

The largest buyer during the month was the UAE, which added more than 9 tonnes to its gold reserves.

GCG23 : 1,788.5 (+0.40%)
GRG23 : 1,788.5 (+0.40%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1,823.4
2nd Resistance Point 1,814.2
1st Resistance Point 1,809.7
Last Price 1,805.1s
1st Support Level 1,796.0
2nd Support Level 1,786.8
3rd Support Level 1,782.3

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52-Week High 1,978.0
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,862.6
Fibonacci 50% 1,826.9
Last Price 1,805.1s
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,791.3
52-Week Low 1,675.9

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