-- Posted Monday, 23 January 2012 | | Disqus
Gold climbed $11.50 to $1677.40 in London before it fell back to $1666.30 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then rallied to a new session high of $1681.40 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.73%. Silver surged to $32.772 in London before it fell back to $31.899, but it then bounced back higher and ended with a gain of 0.65%.
Euro gold fell to about €1287, platinum gained $28.20 to $1559.00, and copper gained 5 cents to about $3.79.
Gold and silver equities rose about 1.5% in the first half hour of trade and remained near that level for the rest of the day.
Bernanke near inflation target prize, but jobs a concern Reuters
Obama Paying Bush Interest Limits Debt Debate Bloomberg
Tomorrow at 9PM EST brings the State of the Union speech.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil rose after the EU agreed to ban imports of Iranian crude.
EU bans Iranian oil, Tehran responds with threats Reuters
EU imposes ban on Iranian crude-oil imports MarketWatch
U.S. oil production to surge on shale output: EIA Reuters
The U.S. dollar index and treasuries fell as the euro rose on optimism over a debt deal for Greece.
Greek bondholders have made their best offer MarketWatch
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P traded mixed on apprehension about this week’s FOMC meeting.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Chesapeake, Toyota, Apache, RIM, Halliburton, and JPMorgan.
“One look at this tells you all you need to know about whether or not silver is going to perform. If risk is in and hedge fund money flows are coming into the commodity complex in general, it will move higher. When it does, silver goes right along with it.
When risk is out and money flows OUT of the commodity complex, silver sinks like a lead brick.
Notice that chart pattern is almost identical between the two.
You will note on this chart that since Silver peaked near $50 back in April of last year, gold had generally been outperforming it for the remainder of the year. I am of the opinion that this was due to the anticipation of the end of QE2 in June of last year. Traders began preparing for the loss of the liquidity being supplied from that front. When you couple this with the fact that European sovereign debt woes began to gain ascendancy in the minds of traders worldwide, it is easy to see why gold held up better than silver. DEFLATION was back in; INFLATION was out.
If, and this is a big "IF", traders become convinced that deflationary forces have been left behind, then the environment in which the grey metal will outperform the yellow metal is created. In such a case, this ratio will begin trending LOWER as silver outperforms.
Every single bit of this is dependent on the attitude of traders towards risk, which is simply another way of saying whether they are leaning more towards improving global growth prospects and inflation rather than slowing global growth and deflation.
Stay tuned as the environment is still very volatile. For this week at least, the inflationary (risk trade) forces have won the battle.”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
EU won't trade gold with Iran anymore; could it really still be money after all?
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Arensberg laments PSLV premium; new Gold Standard Institute letter is published
Fed would admit devaluation is policy, then keep underestimating it
Activity from: 1/20/2012
Gold Warehouse Stocks:
Silver Warehouse Stocks:
Global Gold ETF Holdings
[WGC Sponsored ETF’s]
New York Stock Exchange Arca (NYSE Arca) AND Singapore Exchange (SGX) AND Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) AND Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx)
SPDR® Gold Shares
London Stock Exchange (LSE) AND NYSE Euronext Paris AND Borsa Italiana AND Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Deutsche Börse - Xetra)
Gold Bullion Securities
London Stock Exchange (LSE) AND NYSE Euronext Paris AND Borsa Italiana AND Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Deutsche Börse - Xetra) AND NYSE Euronext Amsterdam
ETFS Physical Gold
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
Gold Bullion Securities
Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)
New Gold Debentures
Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 174.03: +0.85 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,516.75: No change from yesterday’s data.
Tanzanian Royalty’s (TRX) assay results, Banro’s (BAA) exploration results, IMPACT Silver’s (IPT.V) exploration review and outlook, Pan American’s (PAAS) acquisition of Minefinders (MFN), Paramount’s (PZG) drill results, SilverCrest’s (SVL.V) updated summary of its corporate mineral resources, Excellon’s (EXN.TO) production and exploration updates, and Alexco’s (AXU) production increase were among big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
MFN +22.91% $13.95
FSM +11.61% $6.25
3. Tanzanian Royalty
TRX +5.56% $3.04
1. Pan American
PAAS -9.83% $22.29
IVN -5.08% $18.13
KBX -4.72% $1.21
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