Yesterday I said; ” We still overall see some short term dollar weakness and gold is running up towards its $1,200 resistance. Silver just hit $15 and could go up to the $16 resistance. You’ll recall these resistance levels from last year.” Today we hit $1,200 twice and pulled back to $1,190 by the close. The dollar did fall some more and got a bounce midday with more news out of Europe that the ECB would do more QE in March, then fell some more. We did get our feet wet with the first trades in DUST today but went home flat. Gold is sitting at $1,194.60, just up from the closing mark.
Chinese markets are closed for the week and today we got a taste of what the markets are like in the U.S. without looking over our shoulder at China. It was a pathetic performance with the DOW falling to -400 before rebounding later in the day. Futures are presently down once again.
Dennis Gartman has give gold the kiss of death by going bullish. He has been bullish in Yen and Euro terms because he has two funds that he runs that trade long gold in Euro and Yen. They really haven’t performed that well. If I were to run my own fund I sure wouldn’t restrict myself to only being able to trade one way.
Silver was a big winner today hitting $15.48. It’s at $15.36 presently and I would watch silver for signs of what gold may do next.
But more importantly I would watch the U.S. dollar as it will serve as the main reason gold will do what it does. With Europe doing more QE in March, we will get strength in the dollar and you can bet Japan is thinking of something they can do to weaken their currency. China when they get back from celebrating the New Year will do the same. This is all central bankers know how to do and if you’re the Fed right now your hands are tied because you can’t after just raising rates all of a sudden lower them. They are lucky the dollar is a little weaker but treasuries are not. We are headed to 1% now on the 10 year. Negative rates could be around the corner.
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