Precious metals on the move as economy slumps


Gold is up 1.8% to $1,262 per ounce and silver 1.9% to $19.49 following the big miss in the ISM report as traders contemplate maybe a slowdown in the taper, and some bulls dream about a QE4. Up 1.5% at the moment the Gold Miners ETF is ahead 12.9% YTD.

The 10-year Treasury yield is off 3 basis points to 2.62% and the December 2016 Eurodollar contract is up 9 basis points to 97.99 - suggesting a slower pace of rate hikes, but still pricing in a Fed Funds rate 175 basis points higher than it is today.

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  • filipo
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    Looks like gold is bound for a nice ride up.
    3 Feb 2014, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    All I heard last summer was how gold is quickly going to triple digits as it is obvious that the economy had mended and gold is only for panic, end of the world trading.

     

    Oh well...
    3 Feb 2014, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • thx1104
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    Even with manipulation and naked shorts, gold is holding on to recent gains. Subtle buy signals are just not enough for some people. Plus, it is terrifying to realize that strong gold may mean a weak dollar.
    3 Feb 2014, 12:51 PM Reply Like
  • David at Imperial Beach
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    A modestly weaker dollar would be fine. It would allow our exports to become more competitive and help to rectify our balance of payments. But "QE4" is a scary thought because it almost certainly would usher in hyperinflation. We were given a reprieve last time because the Euro was even weaker than the dollar, and the bullion banks were able to rein in the price of gold. But now gold is set to rebound and no amount of manipulation will force it lower, and Europe is a little less likely to trip on it's own shoelaces.
    3 Feb 2014, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • filipo
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    David,
    "and Europe is a little less likely to trip on it's own shoelaces. "
    Don't underestimate black beast Greece:
    http://bit.ly/1eteSil
    There will be a backlash when they'll come 'n beg for more money in the summer.
    3 Feb 2014, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • phdinsuntanning
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    my two cents, Asian investors that moved their savings out of China, Japan to US tocks in 2013 are taking profits and returning to their safe haven au+ag!
    3 Feb 2014, 01:52 PM Reply Like
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