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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

India Gold Imports Surge To 5 Year High – 220 Tons In May Alone / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: GoldCore

– India gold imports in H1, 2017 greater than all of 2016
– India imported 521 tonnes of gold in first half of 2017
– H1 figure for gold imports $22.2 Bln versus $23 Bln in all ’16
– Gold demand was up 15% year- on-year in the first quarter
– June gold imports climbed to an estimated 75 tonnes from 22.7 tonnes a year ago
– Annual total set to surpass 900 tons, strongest year since ’12
– “I trust gold more than the currencies of countries” – 63% of Indians in Survey

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Commodities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blockchain: The End of Gold Price Suppression / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: The_Gold_Report

With so many rumors and complaints over the years about flash crashes, overleveraging, taking advantage of clients and overcharging, blockchain could signal the end of big banks having their way on the Comex and paper metals markets, says Tom Beck, founder of Portfolio Wealth Global.

I bought my first gold and silver coins in 2003. I was 21, and well on my way to becoming a proponent of free markets and commodity-based money.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

There Is Only One Gold Fundamental… / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Kelsey_Williams

There have been several articles recently proclaiming and detailing the fundamentals for gold. A few of them have some excellent points. Most of them don’t. 

And there have been some polite discussions of applicability, meaning, and intent with regards to specific claims.

Some of the discussions involve protracted technical analysis and are quite lengthy.  And some analysts have a special formula or barometer of their own, which they use to justify their claims or indicate correlation between gold and a wide variety of unrelated items.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gold and Silver: Your Stomach Is Probably Wrenching Right Now / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: The_Gold_Report

Wall Street's largest firm, Goldman Sachs, is throwing in the towel on commodities, which reminds Lior Gantz, Wealth Research Group's founder, of 1998, when Merrill Lynch closed its commodities desk very close to the end of a cyclical bottom.

Gold is up for the year, but silver just made a 52-week-low.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gold Industry Is In A Deep State Of Dysfunction, Delusion And Denial / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Stewart_Dougherty

In 1980, the Financial Deep State realized that there existed an extraordinary opportunity for serial plunder and profiteering: the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. They immediately mobilized to exploit it.

During the subsequent 37+ years (we are now well into the 38th), the Deep State manipulators have criminally looted the gold and silver markets, pocketing astronomical profits for themselves in the process, all of which have come from real victims on the other sides of their fraudulent trades. While literally billions of people worldwide have been financially damaged by this crime, many of them severely, not one of the perpetrators has spent so much as ten seconds in jail for the global looting spree they have conducted. This is because precious metals price fraud is a state-sponsored crime.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gold to Silver Ratio - Preparing for THE Bottom / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: P_Radomski_CFA

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, even though it may not appear all that interesting. We argued that preparing for the big moves in gold that are likely to be seen later this year should prove extremely worth one’s while. In the second part of the series, we discussed when, approximately, one can expect the key bottom in gold to form (reminder: this winter appears a likely target).

In today’s issue, we would like to feature one of the signs that are likely to confirm that the final bottom is indeed in. The thing that a relatively small number of investors follow (mostly those who have been interested in the sector for some time) are the intra-market ratios. One of the most important ones is the gold to silver ratio and to be honest, it’s no wonder that this ratio is so important – after all, gold and silver are the parts of the precious metals sector that practically everyone recognizes.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gold Bull or Bear? Elliot Meets Bressert / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: SurfCity

I would like to provide an update on what my expectations are with respect to Gold and PMs for the remainder of 2017.

First off, I now no longer feel that early May hosted the ICL for Gold and PMs but I do expect an ICL to unfold in Gold over the next week or so (see my last chart of this post). This update will focus mostly on Cycles analysis but will also bring in some elements of Elliot Wave (EW) Theory that will give you some insight of what I am looking for at the next Intermediate Cycle Low (ICL) in Gold.  While I am not an EW expert or practitioner, I do understand its concepts and basic rules enough to use it in conjunction with my Cycle work.  Both methodologies try to use Major Lows to determine the direction of the longer Cycles or Waves.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Silver Price Plunge Is Nearing Completion / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: GoldCore

– Silver’s plunge is nearing completion – Bloomberg analyst
– Silver’s 10% sharp fall in seconds remains “mystery”
– Plunge despite anemic global supply and strong demand
– Total silver supply declined in ’16 – lowest level since ’13
– Silver mine production down in ’16, first time in 14 years
– Total silver supply decreased by 32.6 Mln Ozs in 2016
– Supply deficit in 2016- fourth consecutive year (see table)
– “Falling knife” caution but opportunity presenting itself

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gold Price Remains in Downtrend from 1295.94 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Franco_Shao

After breaking below the major support trend line from the January 27 low of 1180.51 to the May 9 low of 1214.17 on its daily chart, XAUUSD continued to break below the key support at 1214.17, confirming that the uptrend from the December 2016 low of 1122.56 had completed at the June 6 high of 1295.94 already.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Soaring Global Demand for Lithium Presents Triple-Digit Profit Scenario / Commodities / Lithium

By: WallStreetNation

Historic Shift in Energy Markets – Combined with Little-Known Company’s High-Grade Lithium Projects – Offers High Upside Profit Potential

The lithium revolution has arrived.

Thanks to an explosion in demand for electric vehicles, lithium prices have skyrocketed – more than tripling since 2015.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gold Price Outlook Increasingly Bullish / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: The_Gold_Report

Technical analyst Clive Maund is scouring the charts and finds strong bullish developments for gold that could mark the start of a growth phase.

I had thought that gold might escape its usual seasonal malaise this year, but it didn't and went into a rather sharp downtrend and dropped again quite sharply on Friday. The good news though is that this drop has not impacted the big picture at all, which remains strongly bullish, and a bonus is that this drop has flushed out a lot of remaining weak hands, as we will see when we come to the latest COT (Commitment of Traders) charts and set the sector for a reversal soon leading to a strong uptrend.

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Commodities

Monday, July 10, 2017

Futures Markets Give High-Volume Gold, Silver Trading Discounts to Governments / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: MoneyMetals

Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): It is my privilege now to welcome in Chris Powell, Secretary-Treasurer at the Gold Antitrust Action Committee, also known as GATA. Chris is a long-time journalist and hard money advocate, and through his tireless efforts at GATA he is working to expose the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Through GATA's work over the years. Some important revelations have come to light, which quite honestly should concern everyone.

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Commodities

Monday, July 10, 2017

Gold Stocks Summer Bottom / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2017

By: Zeal_LLC

The gold miners’ stocks have drifted lower over the past month, slumping back to major support.  This weakness has naturally intensified the bearish psychology engulfing this small contrarian sector, traders want nothing to do with it.  Yet summers typically see gold and its miners’ stocks meander sideways to lower.  These summer doldrums spawn the best seasonal buying opportunities of the year in gold stocks.

Seasonality is the tendency for prices to exhibit recurring patterns at certain times during the calendar year.  While seasonality doesn’t drive price action, it quantifies annually-repeating behavior driven by sentiment, technicals, and fundamentals.  We humans are creatures of habit and herd, which naturally colors our trading decisions.  The calendar year’s passage affects the timing and intensity of buying and selling.

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Commodities

Monday, July 10, 2017

Gold Multi-month Consolidation Continues but Should Near Completion / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: The_Gold_Report

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets.

Our proprietary cycle indicator is down.

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Commodities

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Gold Awaits Fundamental Shift / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Last week we wrote that Gold’s poor performance in real terms could reflect its worsening fundamentals. Real interest rates are rising because the rate of inflation has peaked and bond yields are rebounding. It is a double whammy for precious metals. This is not permanent but something that could last a few quarters. Gold needs inflation to accelerate or bond yields to drop significantly. One historical analog argues that with respect to the Federal Reserve, a change in policy could be part of the fundamental shift needed to drive Gold into a bull market.

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Commodities

Friday, July 07, 2017

Silver Prices Bounce Higher After Futures Manipulated 7% Lower In Minute / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: GoldCore

– Silver prices ‘flash crash’ before rebound
– Silver hammered 7% lower in less than minute in Asian trading
– Silver fell from $16 to $14.82, before recovering to $15.89
– Silver plunge blamed on another ‘trading error’
– Gold similar ‘flash crash’ last week and similar recovery
– Hallmarks of market manipulation as $450 million worth of silver futures sold in minute
– Trading ‘errors’ always push gold and silver lower. Why never higher?
– ‘Flash crashes’ increasingly frequent in precious metals, yet rarely happen in stocks and bonds
– Rapid recovery from frequent raids bodes well for precious metals
– Silver coins and bars accumulated on dips by ‘stackers’

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Commodities

Friday, July 07, 2017

Gold Seasonal - The Golden Age Has Just Begun / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Dimitri_Speck

In recent issues of Seasonal Insights I have discussed two asset classes that tend to suffer performance problems in most years until the autumn, namely stocks and bitcoin.

I thought you might for a change want to hear of an asset that will be in a seasonal uptrend over coming months.

Such assets do of course exist, and one that has particularly good prospects at the moment is gold.

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Commodities

Friday, July 07, 2017

GOLD Flashing Bullish Signals Again, USDJPY Contracting Triangle in Play / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: Enda_Glynn

My Bias: LONG
Wave Structure: rally in wave [C]
Long term wave count: wave [C] is underway, upside to above 136.00
Important risk events: JPY: N/A. USD: Non-Farm Employment Change, Unemployment Rate, Fed Monetary Policy Report.

USDJPY has spent the week going sideways in a contracting range.
This price action is beginning to look like a contracting triangle,
Possibly within wave '4' pink.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 06, 2017

6 Things Precious Metals Naysayers Get Dead Wrong / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: MoneyMetals

Stefan Gleason : Answering the Most Common and Current Objections

Gold attracts its fair share of detractors. But the most common objections to gold as money, and as a safe-haven asset within an investment portfolio, are misplaced. Anti-gold myths are ubiquitous.

Mega billionaire Warren Buffett remarked derisively of gold that it “gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again, and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility.”

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Commodities

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Don’t Hold Your Breath For Deeper OPEC Oil Cuts / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

The rally in oil prices over the past two weeks came to a halt on Wednesday on news that OPEC is actually exporting more oil than previously thought.

A month ago, oil prices appeared to be higher than they should have been, with weak demand, elevated inventories, and a recognition that the nine-month OPEC extension would be inadequate to balance the market. Oil sold off and dropped to the mid-$40s and below. Oil traders then bought on the dip, and bid prices back up over the past two weeks. Now, prices again look like they could be reaching an upper limit.

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