Dollar Recovering – Gold Range Bound
The U.S. Dollar is in recovery mode, trading at 90.70 up from its most recent lows overnight at 90.11.
Normally, one would expect that when the dollar set a new low overnight, gold would have set a new high, but the price just stalled at $1344.50 in the CME February contract.
As one Gold trader put it, “the selloff in the U.S. Dollar just got tired and ran out of gas.” He must have studied philosophy in college, is my guess.
Nonetheless, the price of Gold should remain range bound until some new economic news hits the wires.
Over the last couple of days, the price of Palladium has been taking it on the chin as fund redemption picks up steam. At these levels, some new buyers have emerged stopping the recent decline. In the past two days, open interest has declined confirming that some nervous longs are heading for the exits. The Palladium EFP still trading at minus 8.50 at minus 4.50 indicating that the spot market is experiencing tight supplies.
Turning to Washington D.C.
No one knows what impact a government shutdown will have on the markets as most representatives say we need to finally get a firm budget in place. But if you listen to the rhetoric on both sides of the aisle, you must believe this is far from over. The deadline for a government shutdown is Friday at midnight.
Cryptocurrency markets in retreat mode as Bitcoin drops over 25 percent yesterday with the prospects of a regulatory crackdown continuing to emerge. Ripple, the second ranked cryptocurrency, dropped 40 percent and Ethereum lost 26 percent of its value. Today Bitcoin is trading under 10,000 after getting very close to 20,000 just a short time ago. More than 30 billion dollars has been shaved off Bitcoin’s value in the last 24 hours.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
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