GOLD / SILVER
While the gold market has jumped into significant higher high ground again this morning, the silver market appears to be lagging as if prices have become temporarily expensive. On the other hand, the silver market is justified in some sluggishness/pause given that prices in 5 sessions have forged a low to high rally of $4.30. However, in a not so surprising development yesterday, gold ETF’s continued to add to their holdings with a 19th straight daily inflow (382,510 ounces) but the silver inflow of 14.8 million ounces shows that investment demand for Silver ETF instruments is possibly accelerating.
PLATINUM / PALLADIUM
While it is presumptive to suggest that positive PGM ETF inflows have begun in earnest it should be noted overnight that both platinum and palladium saw inflows of relatively notable size given the small size of both futures markets. In fact, the platinum ETF holdings have reached the highest level since April, which could mean investors have “found” a new avenue to invest in the precious metals space.
As goes China, so goes the copper market and the ongoing political battle between the US and China is certainly a development that thickens overhead resistance and could be a catalyst for a price correction. In fact, using the July 13th through July 16th correction of nearly $0.15 (5%) as a tool, we can’t rule out a setback toward the mid-July low of $2.85.
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