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Feb 20, 2017 17:30CST
Yellen Can't Halt Trump Gold Rally That Hedge Funds Bet Against

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Yellen Can't Halt Trump Gold Rally That Hedge Funds Bet Against

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTC Trading Range For

All Times Are

As Per Dubai

Date

20/02/2017

17/02/2017

 

Gold

Silver

Platinum

Palladium

Open At 03.00

 

$1,239.04

$18.09

$1,012.86

$793.09

High Bid

 

$1,243.88

$18.09

$1,016.60

$795.60

Low Offer

 

$1,234.78

$17.98

$1,001.52

$774.62

Close At 02.00

 

$1,234.60

$17.99

$1,003.33

$777.59

Previous Close

 

$1,239.04

$18.09

$1,012.76

$792.78

Daily Change USD

($4.44)

($0.10)

($9.43)

($15.19)

Daily Change %

 

-0.36%

-0.56%

-0.94%

-1.95%

London Fixings

AM

$1,241.40

**

$1,014.00

$791.00

 

PM

$1,241.95

$18.00

$1,010.00

$793.00

COMEX Trading Volume

164405

61100

10444

5656

Active Month Settlement

$1,239.10

$54,202.00

$1,006.00

$779.20

Previous Session

 

$1,241.60

$18.07

$1,015.70

$793.30

Daily Change

 

($2.50)

$54,183.93

($9.70)

($14.10)

EFP's

 

1.4/1.7

4/7

0/2

0/1

Forwards & Options

1 Month

3 months

6 months

12 months

GOFO

 

-

-

-

-

USD LIBOR

 

0.77944

1.05233

1.35739

1.73539

Gold ATM Vols

 

12.760

14.450

15.34

16.32

Silver ATM Vols

 

20.86

22.5

24.15

25.64

Platinum ATM Vols

18.400

18.250

18.450

18.400

Palladium ATM Vols

28.500

27.000

26.500

26.100

Market Daily & Weekly

Market Snap Shot

19/02/2017

1 Day%

1 Week %

XAU

$1,234.60

-0.36

0.08

XAG

$17.99

-0.56

0.28

XPT

$1,003.33

-0.94

-0.81

XPD

$777.59

-1.95

-0.85

Euro

1.0616

-0.55

-0.25

Note: Indications only, open and closing prices are bids; Data source: Bloomberg; Times as per Dubai

Fundamentals and News

Yellen Can't Halt Trump Gold Rally That Hedge Funds Bet Against

  

  • Gold bulls are acting as if they can’t believe a good thing when they see it.

 

  • They should’ve had more faith. Hedge funds reduced their wagers on a bullion rally for the first time in three weeks, just before prices neared a two-month high and capped a third straight week of gains.

 

  • Not even Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s outlook for higher U.S. interest rates has been enough to disrupt the gold party. Investors snapped up the metal as a store of value amid concern that President Donald Trump’s fiscal policies will bloat government debt. There’s also anxiety over anti-establishment candidates in this year’s elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany, who favor exiting the European Union.

 

  • “Any indication that there could be more exits from the EU could make money come into gold -- any sign of potential European instability,” said Walter “Bucky” Hellwig, who helps manage $17 billion as senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama. “There are also concerns about the U.S. deficit because Trump’s fiscal policy is going to be very aggressive, and that could also benefit gold.”

 

  • Funds reduced their gold net-long position, or the difference between bets on a price increase and wagers on a decline, by 10 percent to 67,982 futures and options contracts in the week ended Feb. 14, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released three days later. The wagers are still up about 65 percent this year.

 

  • On the Comex in New York, gold futures have climbed 7.6 percent in 2017 to $1,239.10 an ounce. Prices have rebounded more than 10 percent since trading at a 10-month low in December.

 

  • Yellen told a Senate panel last week that more interest-rate hikes are appropriate if the U.S. economy stays the course. Higher rates usually curb the appeal of non-interest-bearing gold.

 

  • Investors don’t seem convinced that Yellen will follow through. Fed fund futures data on Friday showed bets reflecting a 34 percent chance of a rate increase in March. That was unchanged from Feb. 14, the day of Yellen’s Senate testimony. Gold traders and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg remained bullish on the price outlook for an eighth week, the longest run in data going back to April 2015.

 

 

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