Monday, August 5, 2013

It Could Be A Long, Not-So-Hot August For Gold

Precious Metals Weekly Market Wrap
It was a week of high volatility for gold and silver as prices were influenced by a series of key U.S. economic data and the conclusion of a Federal Reserve policy meeting where nothing new was offered on a September "tapering" of the central bank's $85 billion per month money printing effort.
Precious metals were little changed up until Thursday when the combination of a very strong U.S. manufacturing report and a new recovery low for jobless claims sent the trade-weighted dollar sharply higher and metal prices lower (recall that the two often move opposite each other). Traders concluded that these reports made it more likely the Fed would curtail its bond buying program next month, but Friday's relatively weak labor report saw gold and silver prices end on a positive note, albeit not positive enough to offset earlier losses.
Gold and silver ETFs saw more outflows, demand for precious metals remained strong in China, the Indian government continued its campaign to curb gold demand in order to narrow its trade deficit, and the subject of gold market backwardation was again in the news.
For the week, the gold price fell 1.5 percent, from $1,333.80 an ounce to $1,313.50, and silver dropped ten cents, from $19.99 an ounce to $19.89. The gold price is now down 21.6 percent so far this year, some 31.7 percent below its record high of over $1,920 an ounce almost two years ago, and silver has fallen 34.5 percent in 2013, almost 60 percent below its all-time high near $50 an ounce in early-2011.

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