Gold spot prices opened with losses on the order of about $10 and near the support level that the $1,650 area is thought to be able to now offer. Silver dropped nearly 50 cents and started the midweek session out under the $30.50 mark per ounce.
This morning, the meltdown continued in gold, but this time, unlike during yesterday’s after-hours electronic trading, silver and the noble metals joined gold and fell hard as well. Once again, the only green color to be seen was the net change in…the greenback.
This morning’s opening bids showed a small recovery trying to get underway but gold only added $3.40 to start off the day at $1,678 while silver once again briefly turned negative and fell to $32.92 the ounce.
The near-term in Europe might be darker than many currently anticipate (as reflected in January’s asset-buying euphoria) if we take note of certain underlying trends. An injection of liquidity has not resulted in an injection of loans into the region’s faltering economy, for example.
A third day of losses was in store for gold as deepening "euroxiety" took hold of markets and wiped away remaining traces of last week's "europhoria." The yellow metal opened the midweek session with a drop of $9 and was quoted at $1,772 the ounce.
Gold prices broke under the psychologically pivotal $1,500 mark in the early hours whilst silver shed yet another near-5% to trade as low as the $37.28 level and it recorded a 35% haircut since last Friday's high at the spot offer of $50.35 the ounce.