Weak NFP report boosts precious metals, hits the dollar

|By:, SA News Editor

Precious metals get their tails up following the disappointing September jobs number, with gold and silver moving from slightly in the red to higher by more than 1%. After falling to almost $1,250 per ounce last week, gold is back to $1,329. GLD +1%, SLV +1.5% premarket.

The dollar slips across the board. UUP -0.25% premarket. Up 0.4% vs, the dollar currently, the aussie (FXA) is particularly noteworthy. It suffered a brutal bear market this spring and summer, falling from $1.06 all the way to about $0.88 amid worries about a slowdown at home and in major customer China. It's been heading higher since around Labor Day, however, as the RBA signals a pause in its monetary easing campaign and as the growth outlook for China becomes less dour.

Dollar ETFs: UUPT, UDN, UDNT.

Precious metals ETFs: GLD, IAU, SGOL, PHYS, AGOL, DGL, UBG, DGP, UGL, DZZ, GLL, DGZ, UGLD, DGLD, GLDISLV, SIVR, AGQ, DBS, USV, ZSL, USLV, DSLV, SLVO.