Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. US Housing Market House Prices Bull Market Trend Current State - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Gold and Silver End of Week Technical, CoT and Fundamental Status - Gary_Tanashian
3.Stock Market Dow Trend Forecast - April Update - Nadeem_Walayat
4.When Will the Stock Market’s Rally Stop? - Troy_Bombardia
5.Russia and China Intend to Drain the West of Its Gold - MoneyMetals
6.BAIDU (BIDU) - Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Stocks Investing To Profit from AI Mega-trend - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Stop Feeding the Chinese Empire - ‘Belt and Road’ Trojan Horse - Richard_Mills
8.Stock Market US China Trade War Panic! Trend Forecast May 2019 Update - Nadeem_Walayat
9.US China Trade Impasse Threatens US Lithium, Rare Earth Imports - Richard_Mills
10.How to Invest in AI Stocks to Profit from the Machine Intelligence Mega-trend - Nadeem_Walayat
Last 7 days
IBM - Investing in AI Machine Intelligence Stocks - 25th May 19
Seasonal Dysfunction: Why Generations of Gold and Silver Investors Are Having Such Difficulty - 25th May 19
Employment - The Good and the Bad of Job Automation - 25th May 19
Gold Mining Mid-Tier Stocks Fundamentals - 25th May 19
Buy This Pick-and-Shovel 5G Stock Before It Takes Off - 25th May 19
China Hang Seng Stocks Index Collapses and Commodities - 24th May 19
Costco Corp. (COST): Finding Opportunity in Five Minutes or Less - 24th May 19
How Free Bets Have Impacted the Online Casino Industry - 24th May 19
This Ultimate Formula Will Help You Avoid Dividend Cutting Stocks - 24th May 19
Benefits of a Lottery Online Account - 24th May 19
Technical Analyst: Gold Price Weakness Should Be Short Term - 24th May 19
Silver Price Looking Weaker than Gold - 24th May 19
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party EU Elections Seats Results Forecast - 24th May 19
Powerful Signal from Gold GDX - 24th May 19
Eye Opening Currency Charts – Why Precious Metals Are Falling - 23rd May 19
Netflix Has 175 Days Left to Pull Off a Miracle… or It’s All Over - 23rd May 19
Capitalism Works, Ravenous Capitalism Doesn’t - 23rd May 19
The Euro Is Bidding Its Time: A Reversal at Hand? - 23rd May 19
Gold Demand Rose 7% in Q1 2019. A Launching Pad Higher for Gold? - 23rd May 19
Global Economic Tensions Translate Into Oil Price Volatility - 22nd May 19
The Coming Pension Crisis Is So Big That It’s a Problem for Everyone - 22nd May 19
Crude Oil, Hot Stocks, and Currencies – Markets III - 22nd May 19
The No.1 Energy Stock for 2019 - 22nd May 19
Brexit Party and Lib-Dems Pull Further Away from Labour and Tories in Latest Opinion Polls - 22nd May 19
The Deep State vs Donald Trump - US vs Them Part 2 - 21st May 19
Deep State & Financial Powers Worry about Alternative Currencies - 21st May 19
Gold’s Exciting Boredom - 21st May 19
Trade War Fears Again, Will Stocks Resume the Downtrend? - 21st May 19
Buffett Mistake Costs Him $4.3 Billion This Year—Here’s What Every Investor Can Learn from It - 21st May 19
Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2019 May Update - Video - 20th May 19
A Brief History of Financial Entropy - 20th May 19
Gold, MMT, Fiat Money Inflation In France - 20th May 19
WAR - Us versus Them Narrative - 20th May 19
US - Iran War Safe-haven Reasons to Own Gold - 20th May 19
How long does Google have to reference a website? - 20th May 19
Tory Leadership Contest - Will Michael Gove Stab Boris Johnson in the Back Again? - 19th May 19
Stock Market Counter-trend Rally - 19th May 19
Will Stock Market “Sell in May, Go Away” Lead to a Correction… or a Crash? - 19th May 19
US vs. Global Stocks Sector Rotation – What Next? Part 1 - 19th May 19
BrExit Party EarthQuake Could Win it 150 MP's at Next UK General Election! - 18th May 19
Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2019 May Update - 18th May 19
US Economy to Die a Traditional Death… Inflation Is Going to Move Higher - 18th May 19
Trump’s Trade War Is Good for These 3 Dividend Stocks - 18th May 19
GDX Gold Mining Stocks Fundamentals Update - 17th May 19
Stock Markets Rally Hard – Is The Volatility Move Over? - 17th May 19
The Use of Technical Analysis for Forex Traders - 17th May 19
Brexit Party Set to Storm EU Parliament Elections - Seats Forecast - 17th May 19
Is the Trade War a Catalyst for Gold? - 17th May 19
This Is a Recession Indicator No One Is Talking About—and It’s Flashing Red - 17th May 19
War! Good or Bad for Stocks? - 17th May 19
How Many Seats Will Brexit Party Win - EU Parliament Elections Forecast 2019 - 16th May 19

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

U.S. House Prices Analysis and Trend Forecast 2019 to 2021

Gold Breaks New Non-Dollar Records as Smart Investors Hedge Against Devaluations

Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009 Feb 19, 2009 - 08:30 AM GMT

By: Adrian_Ash

Commodities SPOT GOLD in US DOLLARS slipped back from a near 11-month high early in London on Thursday, bouncing off $970 an ounce as world stock markets held flat, down almost 5% for the week so far.

A surge in after-hours trade overnight saw the Gold Price in Dollars come within a few cents of mid-July's top above $987 an ounce.

Prior to that, gold reached its highest price ever amid the Bear Stearns collapse of March 2008.

Versus the other major world currencies last night, the metal broke new record highs for British, European, Swiss, Canadian and Australian savers now Ready to Buy Gold .

"Higher highs and higher lows keep the bullish trending price action in place," says a technical note from Scotia Mocatta, the London market maker.

"Above $988 brings the all time high at $1,032 into play. Down side support comes in at the previous major high of $930."

Also noting resistance at last night's high, "Gold has rallied nearly 25% since the middle of Jan.," says today's note from fellow precious-metal dealers Mitsui.

That "phenomenal pace has some participants questioning how sustainable it is."

On the commodity markets this morning – down by nearly two-thirds since July '08 according to the GSCI index – crude oil jumped almost 3% to break $35 per barrel once more.

Base metal prices also rose in London trade, while soft commodities crept higher.

Government bonds meantime continued to sell lower from yesterday's sharp drop in long-dated prices. That pushed the yield offered by 30-year US Treasuries up to 3.77%, fully one percentage point above the record low hit two months ago.

After the Federal Reserve said it would buy US corporate debt ahead of government bonds, the Bank of Japan today announced a ¥1 trillion plan to support private-sector debt issues.

From the start of March until the end of Sept., the central bank will buy corporate bond rated single-A and above. This morning it voted unanimously to keep overnight lending rates at 0.1% for the coming month.

Tokyo Gold Futures for settlement in Dec. '09 rose 1.4%, hitting a near 5-month high even as the Japanese Yen slipped on the currency market.

The Nikkei stock index crept 0.3% higher.

"We're probably going to have to print more and more money...and the more money you print, the less valuable it is," said Philip Gotthelf, author and head of the Equidex Brokerage Group in New York, to Bloomberg Television today.

"So smart investors are moving into hard assets that can hedge against those kinds of devaluations."

Considering Gold's Surge During the Current Credit Deflation , "Gold represents a safe haven in a deflationary panic market," believes Gotthelf, "as well as in an anticipatory inflationary market."

Here in London on Thursday, the Bank of England – which telegraphed its determination to use " Quantitative Easing " to the City this week – reported a fresh surge in the UK money supply.

Provisional figures showed the broad M4 measure of the money supply leaping by £48.5 billion ($69bn), greater by two-thirds than the past six-monthly average.

The year-on-year growth rate in net private lending ticked down to 15.0% from Dec.'s 15.8% growth.

By Adrian Ash

Gold price chart, no delay | Free Report: 5 Myths of the Gold Market
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 , giving you direct access to investment gold, vaulted in Zurich , on $3 spreads and 0.8% dealing fees.

(c) BullionVault 2009

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.

Adrian Ash Archive

© 2005-2019 - 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