Silver holding her head above water, rallying to $14.495 overnight in the March contract. With the lack of available one thousand oz. bars on the street, we have seen premiums increasing. The question remains, is this a indication of things to come as CME warehouse stocks continue to decline?
Longs still in control of the gold market as we continue to witness inflows into the gold ETF’s. Gold overnight broke thru the 200-day moving average at $1,132.00, but failed to gain momentum above as selling from the Middle
East put a damper on the rally.
Kansas City FED President Esther George said yesterday, “There has been no substantial shift in the outlook that would justify pausing further gradual rate hikes.” For some professional gold traders, these statements from the FED gives them mixed signals on whether to join the rally or sell into it.
Some gold traders said at these levels they would take a wait and see stance for the remainder of the week as they await Friday’s job numbers. Their preference is still playing in the oil arena, but if the market catches a bid and settles above the 200-day moving average today, some have indicated that they would abandon the oil market and concentrate on the gold market again.
Silver holding her head above water, rallying to $14.495 overnight in the March contract. With the lack of available one thousand oz. bars on the street, we have seen premiums increasing. The question remains, is this a indication of things to come as CME warehouse stocks continue to decline? And with the price of silver at these levels, we are witnessing some junior silver mining companies struggling to obtain financing to produce more silver.
Author Name: Walter Pehowich
Walter Pehowich is the executive vice president of precious metals investment services for Dillon Gage with over 38 years of experience in precious metals investment services. His career began in 1977 at Bache (which evolved to Prudential-Bache Securities and then Jefferies Investment Bank). While at Jefferies, he served as senior vice president with oversight of investment grade precious metal products. Pehowich holds a National Futures Association (NFA) Series 3 license, authorizing him to advise and sell alternative investments in commodities and futures markets.