Turk – Physical Gold Buyers Won the Day, Shorts to Retreat
March 19, 2012
With gold and silver holding firm, despite bearish news, today King World News interviewed James Turk out of Spain. Turk told King World News the critical levels to look for in both gold and silver. But first, here is what Turk had to say about today’s action: “The precious metals ended last week on the ropes, Eric. The news at the open this morning here in Europe was bleak because the Indian government announced a doubling of the import tax on gold. Given that India is world’s the largest purchaser of gold, this news was bearish.”
James Turk continues:
“Then the auction for the Greek credit default swaps concluded smoothly, suggesting the Greek default would not be disruptive. So the shorts had every chance today to deliver another crushing blow to the precious metals to continue the selling pressure from last week. But it didn’t happen, Eric. The precious metals came back and put in a good day by holding above important support at $1650 for gold and $32 for silver.
So while the precious metals market may appear quiet on the surface, there are some meaningful crosscurrents going on underneath. Today’s action is another good example that the paper shorts can only push the gold and silver market so far, even with news that should have helped them pressure prices….