June 18: Gold and Silver End With Slight Gains
Gold dropped $11.70 to $1614.50 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended near its early afternoon high of $1630.24 with a gain of 0.07%. Silver slipped to $28.269 in early New York trade, but it then rallied back to $28.83 by midday and ended with a gain of 0.28%.
Euro gold rose to about €1294, platinum lost $31.50 to $1450.50, and copper fell a couple of cents to about $3.39.
Gold and silver equities fell about 1% at the open, but they then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with almost 2% gains.
NAHB Housing Market Index
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings Housing Starts for May expected at 719,000 and Building Permits expected at 725,000.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
“World leaders pressed Europe on Monday to do whatever it takes to combat the euro zone's debt crisis after a victory for pro-bailout parties in a Greek vote reduced the chances of a euro breakup but failed to calm financial markets.
The world's major industrialized and developing economies are set to urge the euro zone to break the vicious link between its struggling banks and strained state finances, according to a draft communiqué prepared for the G20 summit and seen by Reuters.”
Treasuries ended unchanged as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P struggled to find gains on mixed feelings about Europe.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Kimberly-Clark and Yahoo.
“Bullish bets on the US Dollar have reached at least a 7 year high as the crisis in the Euro Zone and the slowing global economy has sent money flows careening wildly into the Greenback.
As you look at the Commitment of Traders chart, you can see that this LONG DOLLAR trade is extremely crowded. Markets in this condition, while they can most certainly continue heading higher, are very unstable and quite susceptible to violent downside action should a technical trigger force a bout of long liquidation.
Friday, we got a bit of a hint as to what might happen to the Dollar should sentiment shift. It was hit rather hard heading into the weekend ahead of the crucial Greece vote as traders began reacting to the possibility of coordinated Central Bank activity early next week. The eager buyers from Monday and Tuesday all ended up as panicky sellers with the market completely erasing its gains early in the week.
Note that the selling did stop at the 38.2% Fibonacci Retracement Level of the rally that began in May.
If, and this is a BIG "IF", the Central Banks do indeed announce a coordinated liquidity infusion, this massive speculative long position may very well be vulnerable. While certainly the problems afflicting the Euro Zone are not going to be cured by any such Central Bank action, traders will, at least for the short term, view such action as lessening the need for a safe haven. That is when things could get interesting to say the least. I would expect an initial drop down to the 50% retracement level where the mettle of the bulls will be tested.
Longer term, one can still make the case that as soon as further problems begin flaring up over in the Euro Zone, the Dollar will head higher once again but keep in mind, today's markets are dominated by computer algorithms and if those things say "SELL" in regards to the Dollar based on any downside support levels being violated, there is an ENORMOUS amount of longs who are going to get their heads handed to them.”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
As of close of business: 6/15/2012
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Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)
New Gold Debentures
Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 180.79: No change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,744.51: +48.28 change from yesterday’s data.
Banro’s (BAA) move towards owner-operator mining, Seabridge’s (SA) acquired shares of Banks Island Gold Ltd. (BOZ.V), Agnico-Eagle’s (AEM) completed maintenance shutdown, Paramount’s (PZG) updated PEA, Nevsun’s (NSU) project update, and Yamana’s (AUY) acquisition of Extorre (XG) were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
XG +56.39% $4.16
3. Golden Star
GSS +9.17% $1.19
RVM -1.91% $3.60
CDE -1.16% $18.79
3. Northern Dynasty
NAK -0.41% $2.40
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