Gold and silver moved down another notch with a score that went from -60 to – 70, still in a weak downtrend. The mining stocks, represented by Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, symbol GDX took it on the chin today losing 3.5% and the triple leveraged miners NUGT and JNUG lost 10.42% and 14.78% respectively. If mining stocks lead gold, they presently indicate there is more room on the downside for the precious metals.
In overnight news, the European Central Bank cut their benchmark rate by 10 basis points in an attempt to stave off deflationary threats. The euro got hammered off the news and is currently down 1.60% on the day, a huge intraday move for a currency. The beleaguered currency has been on a one way slide all summer and is down 7.5% since the beginning of May. This has been good news for the USD which in turn has meant that gold has been constantly under pressure. The dollar is fast approaching 84 on the Dollar Index. The yellow metal has formed a triple bottom over the past three days at $1,263, also a Fibonacci retracement level, but it looks like it is struggling to maintain its footing here. Should gold decisively break below this level, next support doesn’t come into play until $1,240. Silver’s march lower continues as well with bids materializing right above $19 for the time being. A sweep lower in gold will surely mean bids evaporate while stops are triggered though… watch out!
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