By Walter Pehowich
With over four weeks to the next FOMC meeting and no significant news to report, the markets just continue to be in a pause mode.
As I said in the past, I’m not a guy who relies on the charts, but I must give credit where credit is due to my technical pals who said $1,073 would be the first level of support in the gold market on the downside. Kudos to them! At $1,073 in December futures, we saw good bids, so the market bounced off that number and then settled back into its boring trading range.
For those who follow open interest figures, gold opening interest figures for the last 2 days are down 12,000 contracts indicating more longs getting out of the market. Continued Gold ETF redemption figures can’t be ignored as investors give up on any appreciation in the price of the yellow metal.