GOLD / SILVER
With a series of hot inflation readings overnight from the UK and euro zone, the strengthening dollar has not prevented gold and silver from tracking higher in the early action. Going forward the markets could be buffeted without notice by the president’s decision on the next Federal Reserve chairman, as the balance between obtaining full employment and controlling inflation could be different among different leaders. While the December gold contract did forge a fresh new high for the move yesterday, the market failed and forged a modest reversal signal on its charts.
PALLADIUM / PLATINUM
The palladium market was the stalwart performer in the precious metals complex on Monday. However, given the recent record net spec and fund short in palladium, we suspect a portion of the buying yesterday was stop loss buying. Nonetheless, near term upside targeting is seen a fraction above $2,200 and key support is the Monday low down at $2,082.50. While the platinum market did not forge impressive gains like palladium to start the trading week, the charts remain bullish with higher lows and mostly higher highs.
Like the gold market, the copper market forged a reversal yesterday which shifts the charts from bullish to bearish. The market is probably put off balance by a rare and significant jump in daily LME copper warehouse stocks of 5,525 tons this morning.
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