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nipper
post Posted: May 18 2018, 09:38 AM
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Gold was flat after sliding to a fresh 2018 low on Thursday as another rise in US bond yields held the US dollar index near its 2018 peak.

The precious metal has fallen more than two per cent this week on gains in the US currency and a rise in US 10-year Treasury yields to seven-year highs. Higher yields increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding assets such as bullion.

But gold got some support from geopolitical strife in North Korea. Spot gold was flat at $US1,290.51 per ounce, off an earlier four-and-a-half- month low of $US1,285.41. US gold futures for June delivery settled down $US2.10, or 0.2 per cent, at $US1,289.40 per ounce.

The US dollar has climbed nearly four per cent this quarter on expectations the US Federal Reserve will lift US interest rates further this year to curb inflation, at a time when othercentral banks are still keeping monetary policy loose.

“The dollar and the interest rates are what’s really driving gold,” said Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at Everbank.

“Gold has further down to go, because the dollar has room to go higher.” The euro remains under pressure, hovering near a five-month low on concerns that political developments in Italy could cause wider disruption in the common currency bloc.




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In Reply To: triage's post @ May 2 2018, 06:37 PM

Sanctions will impact on Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, graphite and coal, metals such as aluminum and steel, the country’s automobile sector and luxury products such as Iranian-origin carpets and caviar etc. ‘In 2016, Iran was the fifth-largest buyer of gold jewelry. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), gold jewelry purchases in Iran during the first three months of 2017 rose 27 percent. (four-year high). There could be some pressure for gold prices as a result of trade restrictions on above commodities and items.

 
triage
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Mick, I generally have the opposite problem to you. When I'm drafting comments up they all make perfect sense but then I hit the submit button and the message gets all vague and garbled. rolleyes.gif

That Egyptian bloke sounds as dodgey as. Firstly, sorry but being dodgey would have been a prerequisite to get into the telecommunications business in North Korea. And how is it possible that he has half of his $5.7b fortune sitting around so as to be available to buy bullion with. If not tied up in his own businesses surely it would be invested in other ventures and in property?



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a spectacularly wrong bit of chat reading!

One of the problems with sharescene is the small font that your typing appears in as you type.
The submitted message appears in a larger readable font ok.
My tired old eyes struggle to read what I have typed.
And spell check is of little use if you leave out a letter from a word such as Chart, and end up with another correctly spelled word!
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blacksheep
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This Billionaire Has Put Half His Net Worth Into Gold
May 1, 2018, 2:07 PM GMT+10
[quote]Egypt’s Sawiris has put half his entire net worth into gold
He’s been waiting 10 years for North Korea stakes to pay off

Some big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions. Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is taking action: He’s put half of his $5.7 billion net worth into gold.

He said in an interview Monday that he believes gold prices will rally further, reaching $1,800 per ounce from just above $1,300 now, while “overvalued” stock markets crash.[/quote]
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201...forecasts-crash



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early birds
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ May 2 2018, 09:47 AM

yeah guys
don't forget we still have north Korea balloon in the air and trade war between USA and China { never know it might develop into something esp trump keeps play Taiwan card}
keep some gold for insurance might be a wise move.




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nipper
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a spectacularly wrong bit of chat reading!
talk about it, Mick!



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mullokintyre
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Well, that was a spectacularly wrong bit of chat reading!
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mullokintyre
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Gold hit its highest intraweek level that has not been seen since August 2016.
That August 2016 level was reached after a steady climb from 1040, which was a low not seen since 2009.
After reaching the August 2016 , gold had a steady decline until December 2017.
Since then it has tried a couple of times to break above 1300, but was never sustained.
A close above 1380 may well signal a bull run in gold.
Especially if things accelerate in Syria.

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blacksheep
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extract from zerohedge article - China Is One Signature Away From Dealing The Dollar A Death Blow
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The Petrodollar’s Downfall Could be a Lift for Gold
Amongst all the trouble ahead for the dollar, there are some good news too. The U.S. might have ditched the gold standard in the 1970’s, but with gold making a return to world headlines… we could see a resurgence.

For the first time since our nation abandoned the gold standard decades ago, physical gold is being reintroduced to the global monetary system in a major way. That alone is incredibly good news for gold owners.

A reintroduction of gold to the global economy could result in a notable rise in gold prices. It’s safe to assume exporters are more likely to choose a gold-backed financial instrument over one created out of thin air any day of the week.

Soon after, we could see more and more nations jump on the bandwagon, resulting in a substantial rise in gold prices.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-22/c...llar-death-blow



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