Gold and Platinum Settle Higher While Silver and Copper Settle Lower
Gold settled higher Thursday on continued weakness in the U.S. dollar. A Chinese official announced that the news yesterday on slowing U.S. Treasury purchases was unfounded, and supporting that statement, the 30 year treasury auction today saw large foreign demand pushing bond yields down. This continued Gold’s rise from yesterday even while equity markets soared higher. Jobless claims also came in higher than expected today showing some weakness in the economy helping Gold as the safe haven.
March silver futures fell slightly to $16.966 a troy ounce, April platinum futures rose to $990.80, while March copper futures settled down to $3.2330.
For February gold, an open in the next session above the pivot of $1,320.60 would show near term resistance at $1,325.20 while a breakout above this level would see longer term resistance at $1,327.80. An open below the pivot would have near term support down at $1,318.00, and a sell off below this would show longer term support at $1,313.40.
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