Somehow forgot to hit “Publish” on this on Thursday, apologies.
Gold and silver languished today even with a report showing U.S. jobless claims increased more than forecast. The miners couldn’t get past yesterday’s highs and JDST broke yesterday’s high and was the star of the day where a trader could be sitting on a $2 gain. As I said in yesterday’s report, it is still the only ETF with a weekly green triangle and trading long the miners would still be viewed as risky until they bust a move to get the triangle you see below green.
From the Trading Desk
After a swift two week sell off, gold and silver have spent this week consolidating in their new ranges. The USD and equities remain strong but physical demand is helping to buoy the metals a bit. Short term forwards in gold have slipped into backwardation recently as refiners borrow metal to make kilo bars to send to Asia. The Shanghai arb has crept up versus London, reflecting that Chinese physical demand is reentering the market. Besides from physical demand, gold lease rates have also moved higher as speculative shorts are forced to borrow metal to maintain their positions. Gold coin and bar demand is strong but not nearly as impressive as that of silver. Major sovereign mint coins, especially from the US Mint and RCM, are either unavailable or are trading at above-normal-market premiums. Even private mints / refiners bar and round premiums have inched up in sync with further delays for delivery.
USO broke that $29 mark and is in full bear territory.
UGAZ I said yesterday was “toast” and today it lost 12%.
I had said to put TZA on your radar. A couple days ago. It fell a bit and bounced up today 2.29% to close at $13.38. I would be buying the dips but a more conservative trader may want to wait for a better entry. The question on everyone’s mind with the stock market is, “are we topping?” While I am still overall bullish on the stock market, I am just contemplating a pull back for a trade is all.
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