Thursday, 17 October 2019
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Wall St., Main St. Look For Gold Prices To Keep Bouncing
Monday, 29 April 2019 13:35 WIB | GOLD CORNER |Gold OutlookGold Corner

Wall Street and Main Street are both bullish in the weekly Kitco News gold survey, looking for the metal to continue the bounce from the year-to-date low it hit at the start of last week.

The Comex June futures bottomed at $1,267.90 an ounce on Tuesday, but “ assuming they hang onto Friday™s gains “ then proceeded to rise for three days in a row.

Eighteen market professionals took part in the Wall Street survey. Eight voters, or 44%, look for gold to rise this week. Six voters, or 33%, call for lower prices, while the remaining four, or 22%, expect prices to be sideways or were neutral.

Meanwhile, 437 respondents took part in an online Main Street poll. A total of 239 voters, or 55%, called for gold to climb. Another 140, or 32%, predicted gold would fall. The remaining 58 voters, or 13%, saw a sideways market.

In the last survey, Main Street was bullish while Wall Street was bearish on gold for last week. Just before 11 a.m. EDT, Comex June gold futures were trading up 1% for the week so far at $1,289.30 an ounce.

œGold should bounce, said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst with Price Futures Group. œThe dollar looks a bit overpriced, so gold should get some support.

Sean Lusk, director of commercial hedging with Walsh Trading, looks for gold to make further headway to the upside after the recent downdraft held around the 200-day moving average in the area of $1,267 to $1,268. Technically, if the market can break $1,288 level, it can challenge $1,300, he suggested.

œA lot of longs have liquidated themselves out of the market, Lusk said. This means potential for them to re-enter as buyers. œThey™re starting to creep back into the market, Lusk added.

Afshin Nabavi, head of trading at trading house MKS, figures the increased number of shorts (bearish traders) means potential for short covering as those market participants buy to exit those positions.

œIt looks like we held [around] the $1,270 area quite nicely, he said, also citing gold™s ability to snap back after a strong U.S. report on first-quarter gross domestic product Friday.

Meanwhile, Kitco senior technical analyst Jim Wyckoff said prices are in a near-term downtrend, œmeaning the path of least resistance for prices remains sideways to lower. Bob Haberkorn, senior commodities broker with RJO Futures, also looks for renewed downside.

œI think equities will remain strong, which will compete against gold a little bit, Haberkorn said.

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets, also said that he is bearish on gold.

œGold™s negative trend is still place even with this bounce, he said. œThe U.S. dollar™s uptrend is clear, and that will be damaging to the gold market.

Meanwhile, Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at SIA Wealth Management, he said that he is neutral on gold right now.

œThe technicals in gold look really messy right now. I think we are seeing a trading bounce within a downtrend, he said. The analyst added that it will be hard for gold to rally as the U.S. dollar remains within an elevated trading channel.

œI remain neutral again for gold this week, said Kevin Grady, president of Phoenix Futures and Options. œI think all rallies up to $1,305 should be sold. Gold does not seem to be responding positively to any geopolitical or economic news.

Source: Kitco News

RELATED NEWS
Gold prices to return to $1,500 levels soon - analysts...
Monday, 14 October 2019 11:29 WIB

Even though gold was getting beaten up last Friday, analysts were still optimistic that the precious metal was going to return to its key $1,500 level soon. Gold fell more than 1% on Friday (10/11/19...

Don't go quietly into that good night: Wall Street, Main Street bullish on gold prices...
Monday, 7 October 2019 13:14 WIB

Gold bulls are keeping the drive alive as both Wall Street analysts and Main Street investors remain firmly bullish on the yellow metal as the price has managed to regain the $1,500 level heading into...

Wall Street neutral on gold price, Main Street optimism hits 3-month low...
Monday, 30 September 2019 15:22 WIB

The sidelines in the gold market are getting a little crowded with Wall Street analysts projecting range-bound trading despite rising volatility in the near-term. Meanwhile, Main Street investors rem...

Gold to keep bullish trend this week: ECB, U.S. data in focus...
Monday, 9 September 2019 11:35 WIB

After a very volatile session, gold is closing with a second straight week of losses last Friday while analysts remain bullish but slightly more cautious for this week. Seeing gold hit new fresh six-...

Bearish Cracks Appearing In Bullish Gold Market...
Monday, 19 August 2019 15:16 WIB

After three-straight weeks of gains, cracks are starting to appear in gold's bullish veneer, particularly among Wall Street analysts, according to the latest results of the Kitco News Weekly Gold Surv...

LATEST NEWS
US Renews Call for 'Humane' Solution to Hong Kong

U.S. officials are renewing their call for a "humane" solution to the situation in Hong Kong, where ongoing protests show no immediate sign of ending. Earlier in an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Nikkei pauses after jump to 10-month high; chip-related stocks retreat

Japanese shares took a breather on Thursday, a day after rallying to more than 10-month highs, as investors waited for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade and Brexit negotiations. The benchmark Nikkei average edged 0.1% higher to 22,503.97 by...

Oil Drops as Industry Reports Shows Big Jump in U.S. Stockpiles

Oil fell after an industry report showed a sharp jump in U.S. inventories, adding to concern that supply keeps growing as demand ebbs. Futures in New York dropped as much as 1.1% after closing up 1% on Wednesday. The American Petroleum...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold Posts Lowest Close So Far This Month as Investors Weigh Trade Deal, Earnings Season
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 03:44 WIB

Gold prices declined on Tuesday to mark their lowest settlement month to date, as investors awaited clarity on U.S.-China trade talks and as...

Gold Flirts With $1,500 Again on New Trade War Worries
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 03:33 WIB

What™s bad for trade is good for gold. The yellow metal found favor again with haven investors on Monday, flirting with the key bullish level of...

Gold edges higher as Brexit uncertainty spurs safe-haven bid
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:48 WIB

Gold prices edged higher on Wednesday after shedding nearly 1% in the previous session, as it remained unclear if Britain could avoid postponing its...

Gold Edge Higher on Trade Optimism; Palladium at Record
Monday, 14 October 2019 16:23 WIB

Gold holds below its 50-day moving average after dropping last week on U.S.-China trade optimism. Palladium hit a fresh record. Spot...