Gold had a marginal gain of 80 cents while silver fell 19 cents, or 1.3%, to $14.44 an ounce on the COMEX yesterday. Gold was marginally lower in gold trading in Singapore and fell a further $2 in European trading.
Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries, including dentistry and medicine, electrical engineering, construction and aerospace manufacturing.
Canadian natural gas prices have held up so well that the majors are taking strategic positions to prepare for an eventual demand spike. But the paydays could be delayed depending on the outcome of the Canadian federal election on Oct. 19.
China`s manufacturing data was in line with expectations yet under the key pivot level of 50 with a 49.7 print. Generally speaking, a reading of under 50 would indicate a contracting manufacturing sector rather than expanding