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Gold $2,463.54 $6.06 0.25% Silver $30.34 $0.07 0.23% Platinum $994.37 $(1.3) -0.13% Palladium $954.38 $2.06 0.22%

Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary

Zaner Daily Precious Metals Commentary

In addition to gapping higher overnight, the dollar index reached the highest level since December 13th in a reaction that appears to carry follow-through potential.

Adding to the bearish track for gold and silver to start the new trading week, US treasury yields are climbing and gold ETF holdings at the end of last week had posted nine straight days of outflows, with holdings last week reduced by 656,635 ounces. Year-to-date gold ETF holdings are already down 1.2% while silver ETF holdings are down only 0.6% year-to-date. 

From a longer-term perspective, the gold market could see lift from Chinese President Xi Jinping who announced China would push for high-quality development of its financial sector and would accelerate the creation of a modern financial system as that necessitates the need for a faster expansion of Chinese central bank gold reserves to backstop its currency in the eyes of the world trade...[MORE]

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