Silver is now at a 55 month low and gold continues to decline in Asia with a stronger dollar due to Bank of Japan’s increase in stimulus.
There are two dollar charts I want you to consider. The dollar is flirting with the 87 level at present and the chart from the last 10 years below shows we are hitting a resistance level in the 88 range.
This next chart goes back to 1975 and shows the breakout above a channel recently that could take the dollar much higher. This can continue to put pressure on the price of gold and silver.
With a fall in price for gold and silver come buyers. The U.S. Mint sales of gold coins increased for the second straight month, the first time this has occurred since January. But net long positions of the New York futures and options fell for the first time in 3 weeks.
Lots of negativity going on but there was heavy buying Thursday and Friday. With the dip in Asia overnight, I expect more buying on Monday. Gold hit $1,160 and silver $15.68 in Asia but have since bounced off those lows. Those are the numbers I would keep an eye on for Monday’s open. If we stay above them, then I expect more buying.
The scores for GLD and SLV are -90 and GDX -100 as the miners continue to crash. When will we see this trend reverse? Stay tuned.
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