Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. The Trump Stock Market Trap May Be Triggered - Barry_M_Ferguson
2.Why are Central Banks Buying Gold and Dumping Dollars? - Richard_Mills
3.US China War - Thucydides Trap and gold - Richard_Mills
4.Gold Price Trend Forcast to End September 2019 - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Money Saving Kids Gardening Growing Giant Sunflowers Summer Fun - Anika_Walayat
6.US Dollar Breakdown Begins, Gold Price to Bolt Higher - Jim_Willie_CB
7.INTEL (INTC) Stock Investing to Profit From AI Machine Learning Boom - Nadeem_Walayat
8.Will Google AI Kill Us? Man vs Machine Intelligence - N_Walayat
9.US Prepares for Currency War with China - Richard_Mills
10.Gold Price Epochal Breakout Will Not Be Negated by a Correction - Clive Maund
Last 7 days
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON - JNJ for Life Extension Pharma Stocks Investing - 17th Aug 19
Negative Bond Market Yields Tell A Story Of Shifting Economic Stock Market Leadership - 17th Aug 19
Is Stock Market About to Crash? Three Charts That Suggest It’s Possible - 17th Aug 19
It’s Time For Colombia To Dump The Peso - 17th Aug 19
Gold & Silver Stand Strong amid Stock Volatility & Falling Rates - 16th Aug 19
Gold Mining Stocks Q2’19 Fundamentals - 16th Aug 19
Silver, Transports, and Dow Jones Index At Targets – What Direct Next? - 16th Aug 19
When the US Bond Market Bubble Blows Up! - 16th Aug 19
Dark days are closing in on Apple - 16th Aug 19
Precious Metals Gone Wild! Reaching Initial Targets – Now What’s Next - 16th Aug 19
US Government Is Beholden To The Fed; And Vice-Versa - 15th Aug 19
GBP vs USD Forex Pair Swings Into Focus Amid Brexit Chaos - 15th Aug 19
US Negative Interest Rates Go Mainstream - With Some Glaring Omissions - 15th Aug 19
GOLD BULL RUN TREND ANALYSIS - 15th Aug 19
US Stock Market Could Fall 12% to 25% - 15th Aug 19
A Level Exam Results School Live Reaction Shock 2019! - 15th Aug 19
It's Time to Get Serious about Silver - 15th Aug 19
The EagleFX Beginners Guide – Financial Markets - 15th Aug 19
Central Banks Move To Keep The Global Markets Party Rolling – Part III - 14th Aug 19
You Have to Buy Bonds Even When Interest Rates Are Low - 14th Aug 19
Gold Near Term Risk is Increasing - 14th Aug 19
Installment Loans vs Personal Bank Loans - 14th Aug 19
ROCHE - RHHBY Life Extension Pharma Stocks Investing - 14th Aug 19
Gold Bulls Must Love the Hong Kong Protests - 14th Aug 19
Gold, Markets and Invasive Species - 14th Aug 19
Cannabis Stocks With Millennial Appeal - 14th Aug 19
August 19 (Crazy Ivan) Stock Market Event Only A Few Days Away - 13th Aug 19
This is the real move in gold and silver… it’s going to be multiyear - 13th Aug 19
Global Central Banks Kick Can Down The Road Again - 13th Aug 19
US Dollar Finally the Achillles Heel - 13th Aug 19
Financial Success Formula Failure - 13th Aug 19
How to Test Your Car Alternator with a Multimeter - 13th Aug 19
London Under Attack! Victoria Embankment Gardens Statues and Monuments - 13th Aug 19
More Stock Market Weakness Ahead - 12th Aug 19
Global Central Banks Move To Keep The Party Rolling Onward - 12th Aug 19
All Eyes On Copper - 12th Aug 19
History of Yield Curve Inversions and Gold - 12th Aug 19
Precious Metals Soar on Falling Yields, Currency Turmoil - 12th Aug 19
Why GraphQL? The Benefits Explained - 12th Aug 19
Is the Stock Market Making a V-shaped Recovery? - 11th Aug 19
Precious Metals and Stocks VIX Are About To Pull A “Crazy Ivan” - 11th Aug 19
Social Media Civil War - 11th Aug 19
Gold and the Bond Yield Continuum - 11th Aug 19
Traders: Which Markets Should You Trade? - 11th Aug 19
US Corporate Debt Is at Risk of a Flash Crash - 10th Aug 19
EURODOLLAR futures above 2016 highs: FED to cut over 100 bps quickly - 10th Aug 19
Market’s flight-to-safety: Should You Buy Stocks Now? - 10th Aug 19
The Cold, Hard Math Tells Netflix Stock Could Crash 70% - 10th Aug 19
Our Custom Index Charts Suggest Stock Markets Are In For A Wild Ride - 9th Aug 19
Bitcoin Price Triggers Ahead - 9th Aug 19
Walmart Is Coming for Amazon - 9th Aug 19

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Top AI Stocks Investing to Profit from the Machine Intelligence Mega-trend

Shift to Physical Accelerates as Gold, Silver Adds 7.7% for the Week

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011 Apr 21, 2011 - 11:38 AM GMT

By: Adrian_Ash

Commodities

THE WHOLESALE PRICE of gold broke fresh US Dollar highs ahead of the long Easter weekend in London on Thursday, but fell against all other major currencies, unwinding this week's sharp gains entirely for Euro buyers.

The price of gold in British Pounds slipped 1.4% from yesterday's new all-time highs.


Silver prices extended their Dollar gains to 7.7% for this week alone, breaching $46 per ounce and also reaching new multi-decade and all-time highs vs. the world's other major currencies.

Goldman Sachs yesterday raised its margin requirements for clients wanting to sell the SLV iShares Silver ETF short to a three full percentage points.

Bullion bank Scotia Mocatta on Wednesday adjusted its "registered" and "eligible" stockpiles at Comex depositories, holding back more than $225m of bullion from being deliverable against futures contracts in a fully client-owned position.

London-listed GBS – the UK's first exchange-traded gold ETF – today reported its fifth redemption of shares in exchange for physical bullion in as many weeks.

"One unidentified company has the potential to own up to 89% of the lead in warehouses monitored by the London Metal Exchange," Bloomberg reports, "a position worth $704 million at the current price."

China's state-owned Sinopec oil giant meantime suspended all exports of refined oil products, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency, aiming to "to maintain domestic market supplies of refined oil products".

"Rather than continuously roll the futures contracts, it just became easier and more economical for us to take...the bullion," said University of Texas investment officer Bruce Zimmerman to CNBC on Wednesday, explaining the US's second-largest academic fund's decision to switch from gold futures to a fully allocated gold position.

"The role gold plays in our portfolio is as a hedge against currencies," Zimmerman said, noting UTIMCO's large fixed-income exposure.

"The concern is that we have excessive monetary and fiscal stimulus."

The Euro today hit a new 16-month high vs. the Dollar at almost $1.4650, while world stock markets rose together with major-government bond prices.

US crude oil ticked above $112 per barrel.

"The key element determining gold's near-term direction right now is the US Dollar," Bloomberg quotes Edel Tully at Swiss banking giant UBS's London office.

"[But] sovereign debt concerns in US and Europe, along with inflation fears, provide a good backdrop for gold."

The International Monetary Fund said yesterday that the global banking sector faces a "wall of maturing debt" totaling $3.6 trillion in the next two years.

Last week it said that developed-world governments have to raise 27%-worth of their annual economic output from the bond markets in 2011, "heightening competition for scarce funding resources."

By Adrian Ash
BullionVault.com

Gold price chart, no delay   |   Buy gold online at live prices

Formerly City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning in London and a regular contributor to MoneyWeek magazine, Adrian Ash is the editor of Gold News and head of research at www.BullionVault.com , giving you direct access to investment gold, vaulted in Zurich , on $3 spreads and 0.8% dealing fees.

(c) BullionVault 2011

Please Note: This article is to inform your thinking, not lead it. Only you can decide the best place for your money, and any decision you make will put your money at risk. Information or data included here may have already been overtaken by events – and must be verified elsewhere – should you choose to act on it.


© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules