Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD
1,580.75, EUR 1,221.69 and GBP 980.98 per ounce.
Yesterday's AM fix was USD 1,590.00, EUR 1,228.37, and
GBP 987.39 per ounce.
Gold rose $3.00 or 0.18% in
New York yesterday and closed at $1,594.00/oz. Gold ticked lower in Asia and
in Europe and breached yesterday’s intraday low of $1,580/oz.
Cross Currency Table – (Bloomberg)
A close below $1,580/oz could
see gold test support at $1,523/oz and $1,533/oz – the lows in December and September 2011
Gold fell after shares in Asia were hit by JPMorgan's
massive $2 billion loss, political turmoil in the euro zone and also by weak
economic data from China. The JP Morgan loss may be higher than $2 billion
and could lead to sharper sell offs in markets which could lead to further
However, the JP Morgan loss is gold positive as it
shows how little reform there has been of Wall Street and the global
financial system which continues to resemble a casino. It also shows that
systemic risk remains.
Gold tracked equities lower despite the JP Morgan loss,
deepening worries about Europe's debt crisis, Chinese economy concerns and
their impact on global economic growth.
Safe haven gold is again showing short term correlation
with risk assets, with sell offs seen across risk assets such as equities,
industrial metals and oil this week. It seems likely that some more
speculative players are again selling gold on the COMEX to cover losses
suffered in other markets.
Gold is set to fall by more than 3% this week, the
deepest drop since early March, however there are
technical and fundamental factors that suggest we may be near an intermediate
There has been far less selling of physical bullion
this week and indeed a small degree of buying the dip.
In the physical market, weaker prices led to buying
from Thailand, Indonesia and also main consumer India. Reuters reports that
premiums for gold bars in Singapore edged up to $1.10 to spot London prices
from $1.0 quoted on Thursday.
While gold prices have had 11 consecutive years of
price gains one would not know it from the lack of popular media coverage
(and often unbalanced and uninformed), and lack of participation on behalf of
the western public.
Gold in Euros – Daily (1 Year)
However gold is set for a 12th consecutive year of
gains as investor demand is likely to be spurred by unfolding eurozone sovereign debt crisis, according to the World
Gold Council (WGC).
"We believe this will be the 12th year of a bull
run by the end of this year," Marcus Grubb, managing director for
investment at the industry funded WGC, told a news briefing.
Gold ‘Will Go To $3,000/oz’
– David Rosenberg
Highly respected economist and strategist David
Rosenberg has told the Financial Times in a video interview (see below) that
gold “will go to $3,000 per ounce before this cycle is over.”
Markets are repeating the downturns of 2010 and 2011
and it is time to search for safety, David Rosenberg of Gluskin
Sheff tells James Mackintosh, the FT Investment
Rosenberg sees a “very good opportunity in
gold” as it has corrected and seems to be “off the radar screen
He sees gold as a currency and says the best way to
value gold is in terms of money supply and “currency in
As the “volume of dollars is going up as we get
more quantitative easing” he sees gold at $3,000 per ounce.
Mackintosh says that Rosenberg’s view is a
“pretty bearish view”.
To which Rosenberg responds that it is “bullish
view on gold and gold mining stocks.” Mackintosh says that it is
“bearish on everything else”.
Rosenberg says that it is not about being
“bullish or bearish,” it is about “stating how you view the
world” and he warns that the major central banks are all going to print
more money and keep real interest rates negative “as far as the eye can
This is “critical” as one of the key determinants
of the gold price are real short term interest
The longer they stay negative “the longer the
bull market in gold is going to be.”
Rosenberg sums up that “this is not about being
bullish or bearish, it is about how do we make money
for our clients.”
The interesting interview can be watched here.
(Bloomberg) -- Palladium Shortage Forecast to Run
Through 2016, UBS Says
Palladium supply will lag behind demand for at least
through 2016, with the shortage estimated at 714,000 ounces this year, UBS AG
Platinum will have a surplus of 143,000 ounces this
year, Ben Davis, an analyst at the bank in London, said in a report today,
citing the bank's research from April. The platinum price forecast was raised
to $1,700 an ounce for this year from $1,675 an ounce, he said, citing the
Platinum and related metals will benefit in the second
quarter from signs of growth in the U.S. and expansion in emerging economies,
he said. The palladium price forecast was raised to $760 an ounce from $725
an ounce for this year, according to the report from April.
Gold in GBP – Daily (1 Year)
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