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Insights April 20, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Silver Is The Star

Having performed indifferently since the price fell in late January, the silver price suddenly broke out of its torpor with a 45-cent rise o...

Insights April 13, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Break-Out Hopes Dashed

After inching better on Monday and Tuesday, gold and silver finally made a break for it on Wednesday in good volume on Comex, with gold peak...

Insights April 06, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Silver Struggling To Go Lower

Over the week, gold and silver ended up little changed, having rallied strongly on Monday, and drifted thereafter. Gold was unchanged from l...

Insights March 29, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Quarter-end factors

After last week’s sharp rally, gold and silver failed to follow through this week ahead of the quarter-end. Gold lost $24 from last Friday...

Insights March 23, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Trade Wars Boost Gold

After drifting lower earlier this week, gold and silver got a boost from President Trump’s announcement of trade sanctions against China....

Insights March 16, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Snoozing Into Spring

After barely changing the week before, gold is $5 lower this week from last Friday’s close, to $1320 in early European trade this morning,...

Insights March 09, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Trade Wars and North Korea

This week saw an initial rally, followed by a pull-back, leaving gold and silver broadly unchanged from last Friday’s close. Gold was trad...

Insights March 02, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Hidden in plain sight

Gold and silver sold off this week, with gold falling $11 from last Friday’s close to $1317 in early European trade this morning (Friday),...

Insights February 02, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Taking a breather

In early European trade this morning (Friday) gold was down $2 from last Friday’s close at $1,347. Silver is down 25 cents at $17.18. Come...

Insights January 31, 2018 Stefan Wieler

Weekly DOE Oil Charts - January 26, 2018

Conclusion: Overall inventories built this week, particularly crude (which is seasonally normal). Cushing still drew, we think this needs to...

Insights January 25, 2018 Stefan Wieler

Weekly DOE Oil Charts - January 19, 2018

Conclusion: Further declines in US inventories, faster than even we predicted. Oil production growth is strong at close to 1mb/d and is now...

Insights January 19, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Overbought PMs consolidate

It had to happen after a terrific run from early December, so a consolidation in precious metals is hardly a surprise. With gold trading at...

Insights January 17, 2018 Stefan Wieler

Weekly DOE Oil Charts - January 12, 2018

Conclusion: US petroleum inventories continued to declined rapidly, particularly Cushing stocks. Net imports are again at extremely low leve...

Insights January 12, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Gold persistently strong

The first half of the week saw gold and silver consolidate recent gains, which given the sharp rise since early December was only to be expe...

Insights January 05, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Gold and silver take off

Since gold bottomed at $1237 on 11 December, it has gained 6.5%, and silver 9.5%. In early European trade this morning gold was at $1317.50...

Insights January 05, 2018 Stefan Wieler

Weekly DOE Oil Charts - December 29, 2017

Conclusion: US petroleum inventories showed a small counter-seasonal build this week, but crude stocks still drawing relatively fast. We bel...