Precious metals reverse yesterday's plunge

|By:, SA News Editor

Precious metals are flying today, begging the question of what caused yesterday's rout in the sector. Commerzbank suggests many traders had placed short-term bets gold and silver would rise amid the government shutdown - when it didn't happen, they all tried to cash out at once; the dive then fed on itself as technical levels were breached.

Gold +2.6% to $1,319 and silver +3.3% to $21.88 have both regained about all of yesterday's loss, as have the miners, with GDX +2%, and SIL +2.2%.

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