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Precious Metals Demand Plummets In West, Surges In East

The Trump market euphoria has taken the wind out of precious metals investors recently. Sales of gold and silver have plummeted in the West (especially USA), but surged in the East. I am completely dumbfounded by recent decline in precious metals demand & sentiment in the West. It only indicates that most Americans are completely insane when it comes to sound fundamental investing.

Are Gold ETFs Gearing Up for a Rally on the New-found Optimism?

The inflationary outlook is finally looking up in the developed economies. Political risks in Europe including Brexit worries, French elections and talks of Scotland’s independence vote have brightened the prospects for higher gold prices. So, investors intending to profit out of the new-found optimism in the gold space may consider gold ETFs like SPDR Gold Shares GLD, etc.

Falling Mine Supply will Trigger Panicked Gold Buying & Higher Gold Prices

Once the price of physical gold starts to move up on basic supply and demand fundamentals & imbalances in the paper gold market, the stage is set for corresponding increases in paper gold prices. As more & more paper gold holders turn from the paper market to obtain physical gold, which is already in short supply in the physical market, we’ll see the beginning of a price super-spike.

As Inflation Expectations rise, Gold looks more Attractive to Investors

It just might be that inflation expectations are suddenly on the rise, as financial markets get a grip on the Trump administration’s economic and trade policies. As inflation expectations rise, the real rate of interest moves lower and lower – making gold look increasingly more attractive. And this, along with technical factors and market psychology, is pushing gold prices higher.

Stronger Demand & Weaker US Dollar To Push Gold Prices Higher

The peaking of US real yields and the downward pressure building on the US dollar are positives for gold prices. Meanwhile, we expect global jewellery demand & investor demand to pick up in line with the overall improvement in the global economy and in gold demand centres in particular. It would be the first time in five years that demand will be higher than supply.

Why is India's Gold Demand, the Best Hope for Gold Prices

The main boost to gold prices in 2017 may well come from India, formerly the world’s top consumer of the precious metal. Indian gold demand was pummeled in 2016, but there are positive signs that India is recovering, with gold imports jumping to 50 tonnes in February, up more than 82 percent from the same month in 2016, according to data provided by GFMS.

Why is the Gold Market Sanguine about Rising US Interest Rates?

Why is the gold market being sanguine about rising U.S. interest rates? Rising U.S. inflation and a peak in U.S. dollar strength may mean that the traditional impact of a U.S. monetary tightening cycle may be less than usual. What the gold market is currently signalling is that while U.S. interest rate rises are still a bit of a headwind, they may not be enough to offset some compelling tailwinds.

Physical Gold Demand is Collapsing - Nothing Could be Further Away From The Truth

The idea that retail bullion sales represents global demand for physical gold and silver & that the demand for physical gold is collapsing is seeded in either ignorance or mal-intent. Nothing could be further from the truth. Retail demand at the margin has no affect on price other than maybe the price premiums in the coin market based on mint supply and retail demand.

Any Global Event could send Gold Prices Soaring, Add a fall in Mine Supply to the Woes

The gold mining industry remains challenged by the legacy of fewer discoveries & most of those discoveries are of lower ore grades. Tight economics, quirky legal & regulatory environments in many countries hamper gold production. Add it all up & you have a recipe for falling production. Geopolitical tensions & uncertainty are rising around the world. Any global event could send gold prices soaring.

Mega Investors Loading up on Gold - Are They Cornering the Gold Market?

China has become a debt crisis waiting to happen. Central banks in Europe have deployed negative interest rates that rapidly erode value. And in the United States wealth has been borrowed from future economic growth to feed bubbles in stocks and real estate. That’s why billionaires are rapidly rushing into their old standby, gold. It’s the only asset that can be trusted right now.

Gold and Silver Manipulation: The Largest, Most Destructive Financial Crime in History

The gold and silver futures market has been an organized crime scene ever since 1980. The current fake prices are roughly $1,300.00 & $130.00/ oz beneath their 1980 inflation adjusted highs, respectively. This is extraordinary given the radical deterioration of monetary, financial, economic & geopolitical conditions since 1980. Prices should be far above the 1980’s, not far below them.

Rate Hike Priced-in, Gold Prices to Rise as Fed Clings to Status Quo Later

One of the most important factors that will continue to impact post-election investor behavior will be the Fed’s rate hike trajectory in 2017. While the March rate hike has most likely been priced into the current weak gold prices, further rate hikes, to a large extent, depend on US economic data and the Trump administration’s policies. Gold prices will rise on the Fed’s clinging to the Status Quo.

Chinese Gold Holdings Estimated at a Whopping 19,500 metric tons

Because of the obscure nature of the Chinese gold market and the reluctance of Chinese officials to show their hand, nobody has been able to accurately calculate how much gold the Chinese have amassed since about 2000, when they began amassing it. Jansen came up with an estimate of total Chinese gold holdings: 19,500 metric tons, or 21,495 U.S. tons, at the end of January 2017.

While the World Binges on US Dollar, Gold Awaits the Purge

The best thing to do is continue carrying a piece of your assets in Gold and Silver to hedge when (not if) the USD falls. Gold will be easily north of $2,000 soon after the world is done converting its currency risk into USD. Then they will be left holding the bag as our Fed pulls the plug. and then you will be buying dips at $1800 and selling rallies at $2500.

Gold Bugs on Watch for Buy Signal & How Gold Prices React to Fed's Rate Hike

Despite gold being under pressure leading up to the next rate hike, Bank of America still sees prices rallying by around $200 by the end of the year. UBS and Goldman Sachs are also seeing opportunity for higher gold prices. Though sentiment conditions in the gold market have improved markedly & we are a lot closer to a contrarian gold buy signal than we were a couple of weeks ago, we’re not there yet.

War on Gold and Silver Continues - Insanity Still Rules

It is the never-ending kaleidoscope of insanity by world leaders, that those who have been buying and holding gold and silver continue to question when will sanity return[?], for when it does, both gold and silver prices will likely reach levels never seen before. We have never wavered in our conviction that one day, the ownership of physical gold and silver will be a God-send to individual holders.

Gold Prices Pullback, But Gold Bulls Have Nothing to Worry About

Gold prices have fallen from a $1,260 peak to just under $1,200 as rate-hike expectations have grown. Despite this, we think that gold prices have been relatively resilient as the dollar failed to rally substantially as a result of the behaviour in US real yields. In the short term, those who are long gold might not have to suffer too much more downside.

High Probability of a Huge Gold Price Rally - Sooner than You Expect

Early March is the traditional seasonal lull in gold, right before the spring rally. But this year, it’s an entirely different ball game. Amid the ‘Trumphoria’ stock market surge we saw a radical shrugging off of gold while everyone was paying attention to fantastically over-valued stock markets. Now that rally has ended, we’re staring down a massive gold-buying spree that should take off in mid-March.

Gold Prices to jump $200 by end of 2017: Bank of America

Gold may be under pressure in the run-up to the next Federal Reserve rate hike, but prices are expected to rally by around $200 by the end of the year, according to the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. While tighter monetary policy is not bullish, inflation and a range of uncertainties, including European elections and protectionism should support gold prices.

Why Digital Safe Havens won’t ever Kill the real ones - Gold and Silver

Gold and silver are real & tangible assets, similar to currencies but unlike stocks & government bonds. Gold and silver are also durable with an effectively infinite longevity & thus completely different to any other assets & this gives them a prominent position as safe havens, and they are precisely what the likes of Bitcoin lack. Can the intangible assets really replace the tangible?

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