We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.
Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.
Gold futures in the December contract settled last Friday in New York at 1,275 an ounce while currently trading at 1,264 down about $11 for the trading week after reacting negatively to a higher U.S. dollar hit a six week high putting pressure on silver and gold prices here in the short term. The United States lost 33,000 jobs in September due to the hurricane situation down south, but that is having minimal impact to support gold as the short-term trend is to the downside. If you take a look at the 10-year note which is now yielding 2.45% as yields continue to climb which is a negative towards precious metals prices plus tensions with North Korea have subsided over the last several weeks as money flows are coming out of gold and into the stock market once again which hit all-time highs this week. I'm advising clients to avoid the precious metals as they remain choppy with poor chart structure. Gold prices have now dropped about $100 from the September 8th high around 1,362 as this market has been incredibly choppy in 2017 as we are headed towards major support at the 1,250 level as lower prices look to be ahead in my opinion.
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
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