This morning’s New York trading action started off on the downside once again for the metals. Gold practically erased yesterday’s gains and dipped to near the $1,640 per ounce while silver also retreated from last night’s closing values and dropped to near $32.20 the ounce.
Spot precious metals dealings opened on the weak side with all four principal metals that we track losing more than 1.2% and up to 2.1% percent. Spot gold was down nearly $25 at $1,704 per ounce while silver was bid near $33.25, down 60 more than cents.
Spot metals dealings opened higher across the board on Wednesday as the specs extended that which they successfully carried out in January for yet another session’s worth. Gold opened near $1,745 with a roughly $7 gain per ounce.
Gold prices opened with a gain of $11 at $1,654 the ounce in New York while silver advanced about 40 cents to the $30.35 level. Both metals are in the midst of an upward push which might carry them to the $1,700 and $32 areas respectively.
Gold prices opened on the nervous side this morning but eked out an 80-cent gain to start the final session of the week at $1,622.20 per ounce. The dollar's current strength is continuing to hold gold back from convincingly surpassing 200-DMA resistance.
Precious metals prices opened mixed on Tuesday with gold and silver retreating a bit while platinum and palladium staged advances. Spot gold was quoted at $1,791 per ounce, down about $5 while silver fell 15 cents to the $34.bid level per ounce.
Metals markets opened firmer on Monday as the on-going eurozone drama continued to play out without signs of a resolution despite the G-20 summit's end. Gold moved higher despite a slip in the euro and a slightly stronger US dollar.
Some and eventually more than all of Monday's gains in gold were handed back by speculators this morning as a further rise in the US dollar and a hefty slide in crude oil made life a tad more difficult for the bulls in the yellow and white metals.
Following its worst monthly performance in three years, gold enjoyed a successful attempt at starting the new one off on the right foot this morning. In various gold-oriented forums the "all-clear" signal has already been sounded.