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Blog posts of '2024' 'March'

Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary
Thursday, March 28, 2024

We are surprised the gold market is tracking in positive ground this morning considering the sharp upside breakout extension in the dollar, slightly higher US treasury yields, and perhaps most importantly in the face of comments from the Fed's Waller indicating he needed at least two more months of favorable inflation data to be comfortable cutting rates.

However, Waller's comments do not preclude a June rate cut considering the two-month qualifying statement, with [Friday's] PCE readings for February.

This morning the CME Fed watch tool pegs the odds of a June 12th rate cut at only 55.4% compared to 64% yesterday...[MORE]

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Morning Metals Call
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Good morning. The precious metals are mostly higher in early U.S. trading. Gold eases from new record highs.
 
Gold Chart
 
U.S. calendar features Q4 GDP 3rd Report, Initial Jobless Claims, Chicago PMI, MI Sentiment, Pending Home Sales Index, Ag Prices.
Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Even though June gold has managed to build consolidation low support just under $2200, the dollar charts show residual bullishness which in turn offers overhead resistance for gold and silver.

Today's US economic report slate presents minimal news from weekly mortgage applications and a seven-year note auction at midsession.

With June gold flaring sharply higher and giving up those gains quickly yesterday, the market has given off another blowoff top signal on the charts. However, the gold market also forged a blowoff top last week and at times yesterday had recovered $42 of the $66 slide...[MORE]

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Morning Metals Call
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Good morning. Gold retreats from earlier gains but remains higher on the day in early U.S. trading.

Gold Chart

U.S. calendar features MBA Mortgage Applications, EIA Data, FedSpeak from Waller.

Zaner Daily Precious Metals Newsletter
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

With a weaker US dollar and an initial higher high for the move in Bitcoin, outside market forces favor the bull camp in gold and silver.

Certainly, gold will continue to draft support from the long list of flight-to-quality issues, but signs of an overbought condition in the Indian gold market is concerning.

With growing concerns of exploding gold loans, the Reserve Bank of India has instructed the country's largest gold loan non-bank finance company to halt fresh gold loans, and there are reports that Indian buyers are experiencing price shock...[MORE]

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Morning Metals Call
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Good morning. The #preciousmetals are higher in early U.S. trading.
 
Gold Chart
 
U.S. calendar features Durable Orders, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, FHFA Home Price Index, Consumer Confidence, Richmond Fed Index, M2.
Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary
Monday, March 25, 2024

With Israel preparing for an attack on Rafah against the will of the international community, that is likely to give way to increased terrorist attacks on shipping in the Red Sea area and perhaps elsewhere in the world. In fact, a tanker was hit over the weekend, but the fire was contained.

It also appears that Russia and Ukraine are stepping up attacks on energy-related facilities and that could also yield sudden flight to quality lift for gold and bitcoin.

Unfortunately for the bull camp, the US dollar showed significant strength at the end of last week and appears to have entered an uptrend pattern and that is likely to provide consistent headwinds for precious metal prices...[MORE]

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Morning Metals Call
Monday, March 25, 2024
Good morning. The precious metals are higher in early U.S. trading.
 
5 Minute Gold Chart
 
U.S. calendar features Chicago Fed National Activity Index, New Home Sales, Dallas Fed Index.
 
FedSpeak due from Cook.
Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary
Friday, March 22, 2024

After a strong start to Thursday post-FOMC, precious metals fell back from early highs with gold finishing with a moderate gain while silver had an outside-day lower close and a reversal from a 3 1/2-month high, and both metals have followed through to the downside early in today's action.

Going into the weekend and with one holiday-shortened week left in the first quarter, both metals are vulnerable to profit-taking and additional long liquidation today.

The FOMC meeting results maintained the Fed's projection of 75 basis points in rate cuts by the end of this year, and that has increased the chances for a June rate cut which in turn provided a boost to the precious metals...[MORE]

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Morning Metals Call
Friday, March 22, 2024
Good morning. The precious metals are mostly lower in early U.S. trading.
 
5 minute gold chart
 
U.S. calendar is empty.
 
FedSpeak due from Barr and Bostic.