Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.Stock Market in DANGER of Strangling the Bears to Death - Nadeem_Walayat
2. Germany Pivoting East, Exit US Dollar, Enter Gold Standard - Jim_Willie_CB
3.Flight MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob's Last False Flag? - Andrew_McKillop
4.Stock Market Crash Nightmare! - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Gold - The Million DOLLAR Question... - Rambus_Chartology
6.Gold And Silver – BRICS And Germany Will Pave The Way - Michael_Noonan
7.The Jewish Selfish Gene, People Chosen by God, Everyone Else is Goyim to Kill - Nadeem_Walayat
8.The Israeli Promised Land Dream - The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”? - Felicity Arbuthnot
9.Which Way is Inflation Blowing? Watch Commodities - Gary_Dorsch
10.U.S. Economy Quarterly Review and Implications for 2014-2015 - Lacy Hunt
Last 5 days
Stocks Bear Market Formation Revealed - 30th July 14
We Just Found “The Future” - 30th July 14
What the “Steak Bandit” Says About Asset Values - 30th July 14
Designer War By Default - Seven Types of Elite Madness - 30th July 14
Death of the U.S. Dollar? Gold an Inflation Hedge? Really? - 29th July 14
We’re Ready to Profit in the Coming Gold Price Correction—Are You? - 29th July 14
Their Economy Will Collapse, Including Ours - 29th July 14
Silver Prices – Megaphone Patterns - 29th July 14
Real U.S. Interest Rates - Fed Exit a Blue Pill? - 29th July 14
Why Israel Should NOT Exist, Just Like Any Other Rogue State - 29th July 14
Gold Still Looking Good - 29th July 14
Silver Price Set To Star - 29th July 14
Our Population Growth Totalitarian Future - 29th July 14
World War 1 Cause and Consequences - The Planned Destruction of Christendom - 29th July 14
Will Crashing Commodities Crash the Stock Market? - 29th July 14
Ukraine MH17 - Washington Thinks Americans Are Fools - 29th July 14
Stock Market Bubble Warning - 29th July 14
Gold Price and U.S. Dollar’s July Rally - 28th July 14
Second Quarter Corporate Earnings: Marching Toward a Strong Economic Recovery - 28th July 14
Time to Put a New Economic Tool in the Box - 28th July 14
Mossad in Gaza, Ukraine and the Cult Of The All-Powerful Elite - 28th July 14
Elliott Wave Gold Price Projection Since 1970 - 28th July 14
Investors Remain Uncertain As Stock Fluctuate Near Long-Term Highs - Will The Uptrend Extend? - 28th July 14
The Mass Psychology Of Decline - 28th July 14
Will the US Destroy the World? - Don’t Expect to Live Much Longer - 28th July 14
GDM and GDXJ Gold Stocks In-depth Look - 28th July 14
Stock Market One FINAL High? - 28th July 14
What It Means - Paradigm Collapse And Culture Crisis - 27th July 14
Wall Street Shadow Banking: You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: “Time to Reboot” - 27th July 14
6 Tips for Picking Winning Gold Mining Stocks - 27th July 14
Israel's War on Children, Exterminating the Palestinians Future - 27th July 14
Guilt By Insinuation - How American Propaganda Works - 26th July 14
Surprise Nuclear Attack On Russia To Liberate Ukraine - 26th July 14
Use "Magic" Of Gold/Silver Ratio To Greatly Increase Your Physical Holdings - 26th July 14
Derivatives Market Species Origins - Abuse, Props and Risks - 26th July 14
Stock Market Manipulation and Technical Analysis - 26th July 14
China’s Stock Market Finally Looks Like A Buy - 26th July 14
Ed Milliband Fears Israel Jewish Fundamentalist Gaza War Massacres Backlash - 26th July 14
The Big Energy = Power Battle Is Coming - 25th July 14
USrael - Zionists in Control of America's Goyim Brainwashed Second Coming Slaves - 25th July 14
More Weakness Ahead for Gold Miners - 25th July 14
Gold Price Strong Season Starts - 25th July 14
Geopolitics and Markets Red Flags Raised by the Fed and the BIS on Risk-taking - 25th July 14
Gold Lockdown Until Options Expiry - New Singapore Gold Contract Threatens Price Manipulation - 25th July 14
The Bond Markets, Black Swans, and the Tiny Spirit of Santo - 25th July 14
No Road Map For Avoiding The Future - 25th July 14
Israeli War Machine Concentrating Women and Children into UN Schools Before Killing Them - C4News - 25th July 14
Israeli Government Paying Jewish Fundamentalist Students to Post Facebook Gaza War Propaganda - 25th July 14
Why the Stock Market Is Heading For A Fall - This Time Is Not Different - 25th July 14
An Economic “Nuclear Strike” on Moscow, A “War of Degrees” - 25th July 14
BBC, Western Media Working for Israeli Agenda of Perpetual War to Steal Arab Land - 25th July 14
Ukraine: What To Do When Economic Growth Is Gone - 24th July 14
Stock Market Clear and Present Danger Zone - 24th July 14
The Five Elements to Creating a Something-for-Nothing Society - 24th July 14
Instability is the New Normal? - 24th July 14
Israel's Suicide Bombers Over Gaza - 24th July 14
EUR-AUD Heads Into The Danger Zone - 24th July 14
Tesco Supermarket Death Spiral Accelerates as Customers HATE the Mega Brand - 24th July 14
Ukraine MH17 Crisis - Best Remember Who Your Friends Are - 24th July 14
Three Reasons Why Gold Price and Gold Stocks Will Rise - 24th July 14
HUI Gold Bugs Fighting To Break Downtrend - 23rd July 14
What Putin Knows About Flight MH17 - 23rd July 14
Why Microsoft Will Continue to Rebound, Huge Upside Potential - 23rd July 14
Will Putin Survive? - 23rd July 14

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis


Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

The Biggest lie in Stock Market History Revealed

Gold "Headed for Sell Off" Despite Stronger US Coin Sales

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013 Feb 19, 2013 - 02:32 PM GMT

By: Ben_Traynor

Commodities

WHOLESALE prices for gold bullion hovered above $1610 an ounce during Tuesday morning's London session, having ticked higher in Asian trading following losses yesterday, as stock markets also gained, with the US set to reopen following a holiday yesterday.

Gold is still down around 3% on the month however following last week's drop.

"[Last week's] bearish close should lead to a sell-off to below the $1600 level unfolding in the weeks to come," reckons Axel Rudolph, senior technical analyst at Commerzbank.


"Gold broke the support line since May [last week]," adds a note from technical analysts at Societe Generale, "and the key support region of $1630 which was composed of last summer's congestion...it is therefore set to correct lower."

Silver meantime held just above $30 an ounce throughout this morning, around 4% down on the month, as commodities and US treasury bond prices were also little changed on the day.

Sales of silver American Eagle coins by the US Mint so far this month have already beaten the total for the whole of last February. Gold American Eagle sales for this month meantime are more than double those of the whole of February 2012.

Over in India, the world's biggest gold buying nation, dealers reported light demand for gold Tuesday, as the Rupee failed to recover last week's losses against the Dollar.

Last Friday, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) announced that gold exchange traded funds can now invest up to 20% of their assets in gold deposit schemes run by banks, on which the banks would pay them a rate of return.

"Gold certificates issued by banks in respect of investments made by gold ETFs in [Gold Deposit Schemes] shall be held by the mutual funds only in dematerialized form," said a statement from Sebi.

Encouraging people to invest in 'dematerialized' gold rather than own bullion itself is one of the strategies discussed in a Reserve Bank of India report published earlier this month, which looks at ways of reducing the amount of gold India imports.

Over in Vietnam, owners of small amounts of gold could be forced to sell their metal at a discount following a recent decree by that country's central bank, according to local press reports Tuesday.

The State Bank of Vietnam has said only one tael (approx. 1.2 troy ounces) bars produced by the Saigon Jewelry Co. can be bought and sold. In 2011, the SBV announced it had "administratively acquired" SJC. The SBV later announced SJC as the producer of the national gold brand, while also drafting rules on eligibility that excluded many competitors.

In Tehran meantime, a spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry has criticized proposals to ease sanctions on dealing in gold with Iran in return for the country shutting down its Fordow nuclear plant, Reuters reports.

"Lately they have said 'Shut down Fordow, stop enrichment [of uranium], and we will allow gold transactions'," Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday.

"They want to take away the rights of a nation in exchange for allowing trade in gold."

Last year saw Iran become the number one destination for Turkish gold exports, in what came to be dubbed a "gold-for-gas" trade. Bullion dealers elsewhere in the Middle East however have begun to avoid gold bars produced in Turkey amid fears that dealing such bars may be part of efforts to get round US sanctions.

Earlier this month, Turkey's economy minister said his country "is not bound by restrictions imposed by others"

Here in Europe, economic sentiment has improved in both Germany and the Eurozone as a whole this month, according to ZEW survey data published this morning.

"We enter 2013 in a more stable financial environment than in recent years," European Central Bank president Mario Draghi told the European Parliament yesterday.

Draghi added that recent talk of currency wars is "really excessive".

"Most of the exchange rate movements that we have seen were not explicitly targeted, they were the result of domestic macroeconomic policies meant to boost the economy," he said.

By Ben Traynor
BullionVault.com

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

Editor of Gold News, the analysis and investment research site from world-leading gold ownership service BullionVault, Ben Traynor was formerly editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the UK's longest-running investment letter. A Cambridge economics graduate, he is a professional writer and editor with a specialist interest in monetary economics.(c) BullionVault 2013

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.

Ben Traynor Archive

© 2005-2014 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

Free Report - Financial Markets 2014