Central Bank Action “Good for Gold”, ECB Bazooka Needed as Pressure on Spain Intensifies…(Gold and Silver and Food, Muppets!!)
By: Ben Traynor
Sep 03, 2012
SPOT MARKET gold prices hovered close to $1690 an ounce during Monday morning’s London trading, close to five month highs hit after Friday’s speech by US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, in which he noted the US economic situation is “far from satisfactory”.
“Central banks are still hurtling towards more cash-printing,” one Hong Kong dealer told newswire Reuters Monday.
“They are under pressure to be doing something actively, which is good for gold.”
“Gold has broken through the topside of a large triangle pattern which had resistance at $1655,” adds the latest technical analysis from bullion bank Scotia Mocatta.
“The next resistance is the $1790 high from March.”
On the gold futures and options market, the so-called speculative net long – defined as the difference between bullish and bearish contracts held by non-bullion industry traders – rose to its highest level since early March last Tuesday, according to weekly figures published each Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Monday morning’s AM gold fix in London – which acts as a reference and clearing price for the professional bullion market – put the Euro price of gold at €1341.72 per ounce, the highest Euro fix price since 12 September 2011.
Euro gold prices breached €1340 per ounce on four trading days in September last year, which also saw record-high prices for US Dollar and UK Sterling investors.
Silver meantime hit $31.94 per ounce this morning – its highest level since April – while stock markets edged higher, with the exception of Spain’s Ibex.