Gold fell to a 7 month low and silver to a 14 month low today with their scores going from -60 to -90 respectively. Silver broke its 2013 intraday low but managed to close above it. The yellow metal hit a low of $1,233 before closing up $5 off the low, but still above its 2013 low in the $1,190’s. I had said that these 2013 lows were like a magnet, drawing gold and silver to them and that seems to be what we are seeing. Interestingly enough, after breaking to lower lows intraday, the mining ETF’s all rebounded higher. Are miners leading gold or was it that they were just beaten down and due for a bounce? We should find out soon enough.
The USD is still trading near a 14 month high against a basket of currencies and US 10-year treasury yields are at their highest level in over a month. USD strength combined with the easing of tensions between Russia and the Ukraine have caused gold to fall to an 8 month low today. Demand in Asia has returned a bit over the past few days but not in a robust enough way to lift gold up just yet. Physical demand out of Asia will likely accelerate the closer gold inches towards $1,200. After closing below $19 yesterday, silver’s trading action is again looking bleak. Next support for silver is coming in at $18.20 which is a level it has only touched once since 2010. It should be closely watched by traders and investors.
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