Gold scores a pop from historic oil outage

2019-09-16

Gold futures headed solidly higher on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil production sent oil prices skyrocketing and investors turning to haven assets, including bonds and precious metals. December gold GCZ19, +0.66%  on Comex gained $9.70, or 0.7%, to $1,509.20 an ounce, after registering on Friday a weeklyRead More →

Gold’s big drop is just the beginning of a longer slide

2019-09-06

Gold’s short-term direction is down, according to contrarian analysis. This forecast has nothing to do with Thursday’s big drop in bullion’s price. It instead traces to the gold timers’ recent jump onto the bullish bandwagon. From a contrarian perspective, of course, that means that the path of least resistance overRead More →

Gold under pressure for a second straight session

2019-08-29

Gold prices headed lower for a second straight session Thursday, pulling back from the more-than-six year highs seen earlier this week, as China calmed some fears over trade tensions, prompting gains in the stock market and dulling haven demand for the yellow metal. Geopolitical worries were soothed after a spokesmanRead More →

Gold prices retreat ahead of Fed minutes

2019-08-21

Gold futures pulled back on Thursday, ahead of the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve’s policy setting meeting on July 30-31 meeting which could provide further clues on the direction of monetary policy. Gold for December delivery GCZ19, -0.19%  was off $3.60, or 0.2%, at $1,512.10 an ounce, afterRead More →

The case for owning gold keeps getting stronger

2019-08-05

If you think gold is always a “safe haven” financial asset, think again. It crashed in the 2008 financial crisis along with everything else. And it lost about three-quarters of its purchasing value during the 1980s and 1990s. But it’s acting like a safe haven now. Bullion prices surged Monday,Read More →