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Insights October 20, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Counter-trend decline

After the previous two-week rally, it was perhaps natural for precious metals to consolidate this week. Gold, which closed on a high note la...

Insights October 06, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Lower in declining volume

Gold and silver drifted lower in declining volume. On Tuesday, the day of tonight’s Commitment of Traders report, gold’s Comex turnover...

Insights September 29, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Rising bond yields

Since 7 September, the yield on the 5-year US Treasury bond has risen from 1.64% to 1.9%. There can be little doubt that this move, and the...

Insights September 22, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: PMs sold down

Gold and silver were sharply down this week, with gold off $23 at $1297 from last Friday’s close in early European trade early this mornin...

Insights September 08, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Have we lift-off?

As can be seen in our headline chart, gold and silver powered ahead further this week, and appeared to be undergoing a rerating. Gold this m...

Insights September 01, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: $1300 easily surmounted

Gold finally broke through the $1300 level on Monday, and did it in style. With London closed for a bank holiday, gold appeared to be edging...

Insights August 25, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Pausing under the highs

After last Friday’s spike to test the water at $1300, gold has consolidated its six-week run since Monday in a narrow range of $1280 to $1...

Insights August 18, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: $1300+ in sight

Having had an excellent run last week, gold and silver have consolidated by initially falling on Monday and Tuesday this week, before rallyi...

Insights August 04, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: A week of consolidation

Gold and silver consolidated recent rises this week. On closing prices, gold barely moved from last Friday’s close, standing at $1269.50 i...

Insights July 28, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Bear squeeze continues

Gold and silver both edged up over the week, reflecting a firm undertone. Gold was up $4.50 from last Friday’s close at $1259 in early Eur...

Insights July 14, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Unchanged on the week

Gold and silver prices steadied this week, with gold up only $3 at $1218 in early European trade this morning (Friday), and silver unchanged...

Insights July 07, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Speculators chicken out

Gold and silver continued to drift lower this week, with gold falling $20 from last Friday’s close to $1220 in early European trade this m...

Insights June 30, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Half-year blues

Gold and silver prices were hit on Monday by a $2bn sale of Comex gold futures at about 0400 hrs EST, when US traders were not around to cha...

Insights June 08, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Bullishness returning

Gold and silver prices moved further ahead this week, with gold up by $21 from last Friday’s opening (Friday was a strong day) to $1287 in...

Insights June 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: Trying to break out

Apart from some minor profit-taking over the last two days of this week (into early European trade this morning – Friday) the undertone in...

Insights May 19, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Market Report: PMs rally on US politics

After establishing some support last week, precious metals continued their rally this week, with Wednesday being especially strong. At its...