Gold is trading at USD 1,612.90, EUR 1,256.10, GBP
1,037.30, CHF 1,530.40, JPY 123,934 and AUD 1,573.0 per ounce.
Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD
1,614.50, GBP 1,038.33, and EUR 1,256.32 per ounce.
Yesterday's AM fix was USD 1,603.00, GBP 1,024.28, and
EUR 1,229.96 per ounce.
Cross Currency Rates
The fifth day of price rises is the longest rally we've
seen in two months. Concerns about the solvency of European
banks and sovereigns is overcoming the 'risk on' appetite of late 2011
and early 2012. The euro has fallen to 1.2840 USD and to €1,256/oz.
Growing tensions with Iran including the European
Union's preliminary agreement to ban Iranian oil, will fuel gold's safe haven status for investors.
Gold is trying to consolidate above psychological
levels of $1,600/oz, £1,000 and
€1,200/oz. The 200 day moving average is $1,631.60 which remains
resistance. The intraday high hit $1,624.66, was gold's highest price since
We expect gold demand to pick up ahead of the Chinese
Lunar New Year, The Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23.
Silver is trading at $29.04/oz,
€22.61/oz and £18.67/oz
PLATINUM GROUP METALS
Platinum is trading at $1,409.50/oz, palladium at
$640.00/oz and rhodium at $1,425/oz.
Gold Gains as Physical Asian Demand Offsets Sales
Gold up on seasonal China buying; Iran eyed
Gold jumps after preliminary EU deal on Iran oil ban
(Wall Street Journal)
PIMCO's Gross: Gold is pricey but has room
to rise if Fed stimulates more
(The Washington Post)
O'Byrne Says $2400 Gold `Quite Likely' in Coming
(Wall Street Journal)
Academics Say Gold Bulls "Driven By
(Jim Sinclair’s Mineset)
Negativity In Gold Reaches Epic Levels
(King World News)
John Embry - Gold Will Not Trade Below $1,500 Ever
(The Christian Science Monitor)
Are gold prices dropping for good?
Wars' Will Be `More Brutal' in 2012
-Soros: Euro Failure Would Have 'Catastrophic' Impact – Bloomberg
-Soros: Possibility of Euro Failure Being Priced in By Markets –
-Gold Climbs For Fifth Day. Good Time to Diversify For Volatile 2012
-Gold's 'Bear Run' Since August Has Ended, Gartman
Says – Bloomberg
-Gold Consolidating Above $1,600/oz, £1,000/oz & €1,200/oz
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