Current Thoughts 4/18/2017

Precious Metals and Mining Stocks

This has been some of the most bizarre happenings I have seen in awhile with metals. The dollar falling hard should have got gold going but did not. It should have then maybe got JNUG or NUGT going but they were negative all day. JDST was the play but after the open we never got a run higher. We’ll see what tomorrow brings but any dollar bounce now or gold retreat and JDST should take off. I will still put a buy in on JNUG which is safe to play for day trades still. Plenty of volume/liquidity. Gold is down $3 to 1289.40.

We sold out of DSLV a little bit early. Could have got us a bit more profit. It did move up but then fell back some. We still might have an entry on it tomorrow. Silver is up 2 cents to 18.30.

The dollar stopped falling and is treading flat at 99.41.

From the Trading Desk

Escalating tensions with North Korea have kept gold buoyant and hovering right under the highs of 2017 thus far.  On Sunday, North Korea attempted a missile launch (non-nuclear) but it failed “almost immediately” according to South Korean and US military officials.  The launch took place just hours before US Vice President Pence arrived in South Korea for a visit.  Also, satellite images suggest that North Korea is ready and willing to carry out another nuclear test.  This information comes just one day after North Korea warned that it would strike the US mainland at any sign of aggression from the US government (analysts believe it doesn’t have this capability yet though).  VP Pence has remarked that “all options are on the table” when it comes to North Korea and has warned the country to not test Trump’s “resolve”.  Gold has stalled over the last few days ahead of formidable resistance at $1,300, but if the North Korean situation deteriorates further, it will easily break through this level.  CFTC data showed that investors added to long positions on the Comex last week and the SPDR gold ETF’s holdings stand at 27.2 million ounces, five month highs.


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