|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 3100|
|Day's range||13.36 - 13.46|
|52-week range||13.11 - 16.64|
|PE ratio (TTM)||3.07|
|Expense ratio (net)||0.50%|
When precious metal prices (GLD)(SLV) started sliding, stocks with high financial leverage such as Barrick Gold (ABX), Newmont Mining (NEM), and Kinross Gold (KGC) declined. Most of those assets were subsequently written off due to poor economics, infrastructure issues, and weaker precious metal prices. Barrick Gold has been focusing on reducing its debt.
Gold futures settled lower Friday, but still notched a slight gain for the week, after a mostly upbeat U.S. jobs report was seen keeping the Federal Reserve on a path toward gradually higher interest rates. Beyond the day’s data, the latest lobs in the trade spat between the U.S. and China took effect Friday as expected, casting a somewhat cautious tone across riskier financial markets including U.S. stocks, yet again failing to gin up the typical demand that historically would have flowed into haven gold. For the week, the gold futures contract gained roughly 0.1%.
Gold futures finish lower Thursday to suffer a fourth consecutive loss, as the precious metal continued to be walloped by recent momentum in the U.S. dollar. The most popular exchange-traded fund that tracks gold, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), has fallen 1.8% so far this week and was looking at a 4% drop in June, along with a 4.4% year-to-date retreat. “The gold market has a feeling of being oversold, but persistent strong U.S. dollar is keeping a lid on any modest recovery rally in face of ‘so-so;’ economic news” Thursday, which should have been support for the precious metal, said Jeff Wright, executive vice president at GoldMining Inc.
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The US Dollar Index (or DXY), which prices the dollar against a basket of six major world currencies, was up 0.36% on the day, and it’s risen almost 3.3% in the last month. The US dollar (UUP) remains a core determinant for gold and other precious metals. During the last month, gold and silver have fallen 2.5% and 1.4%, respectively.
Besides overall market volatility, the most important determinant of precious metal prices, especially gold’s (IAU) (SLV), is the US dollar. As gold prices reached a five-month low, the US dollar reached a five-month high against a basket of six major world currencies. The US dollar (UUP), as represented by the DXY Currency Index, has risen ~3.6% over the last month.
Ray Dalio Is Holding on to Gold: Are You? After the massive slump in gold prices as US Treasury yields rose, the trading range for gold seems to have corrected lower. The relative strength index for gold has also fallen considerably to 28.2, which suggests that there could soon be a revival in the price of gold.
All four precious metals appreciated on May 10, as forecast by RSI (relative strength index) scores the previous day. Gold rose 0.73% to $1,320.80 per ounce. Silver rose ~1.4% to $16.70, platinum rose 0.98% to $926.50, and palladium rose 2.4% to $1,002. Technicals and macroeconomic events boosted precious metals.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: New Gold (NGD), Newmont Mining (NEM), Hecla Mining (HL), and Kinross Gold (KGC). For the most part, mining stocks move in tandem with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while Hecla has shown the lowest correlation.
Gold’s price dipped 0.13% to $1,312.8 per ounce on May 9. The fall in gold was extended for a number of reasons, including a decrease in overall volatility and rising US Treasury rates. We’ll discuss these factors at length in the next few articles.
In this final part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), New Gold (NGD), and Newmont Mining (NEM). For the most part, mining stocks move with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while B2Gold has the lowest correlation year-to-date.
Silver has fallen 4.3% in the past week, and gold has fallen 2.3% during the same timeframe. Movements in gold and silver are reflected in the iShares Gold Trust ETF (IAU) and the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV). IAU and SLV were down 0.32% and 0.19%, respectively, on April 26. The comparative performances of these metals can be seen via the gold-silver ratio, which is a measure of the number of silver ounces it takes to invest in a single ounce of gold.
Precious metals had yet another down day on Wednesday, slumping for the second day in a row. Gold was down 0.77% on Wednesday to close at $1,321.2 an ounce. It touched its lowest mark of $1,320, and its RSI level was at 48.6. The implied volatility in gold remained at 10.3%. Silver was also down 1.2%. Silver’s losses have exceeded gold’s losses in the last few days. The RSI level for silver was at 53.3, and its volatility was at 17.1%.
The last few days have been choppy for precious metals. On Monday, April 23, gold futures for April expiration fell 1.1% and closed at $1,322.50 per ounce. Its RSI (relative strength index) level fell to 45, and its implied volatility was 11.2%. Silver slumped more than gold, falling a whopping 3.4% and ending the day at $16.60 per ounce. The RSI for silver was 54.6, and its implied volatility was 20.2%.
The past one month has been good for precious metals with the exception of platinum. Gold, silver, and palladium have increased a whopping 3%, 6.4%, and 4.4%, respectively, during the last 30 trading days. Platinum has dropped about 0.97% during the same timeframe.
Precious metals had another up day as gold futures for April expiration rose 0.48% on Friday, April 13, closing at $1,344.80 per ounce. Silver rose 1.1%, ending the day at $16.60 per ounce.
One of the market indicators for gold that has been consistently playing a significant role in the determination of the directional move for precious metals is the US dollar, depicted by the Dollar Index (or DXY). The other three precious metals have fallen. The above chart shows the inverse relationship between the dollar and VXY over the past month. The relationship between precious metals (IAU) (SLV) and the US dollar (UUP) remains negative.
The US dollar, depicted by the DXY Currency Index, was down 0.30% on Monday, April 9. The US dollar and gold tend to be inversely related to each other. The below chart shows the relationship between gold (IAU) (SLV) and the US dollar over the past one month.
Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium increased 0.33%, 1%, 2.4%, and 4.2%, respectively, on Monday. Gold futures for April expiration were trading at $1,336.3 an ounce on Monday, April 9. The volatility in gold was at 10.4%, while its RSI level was at 59.7. Silver futures for April expiration closed at $16.5 per ounce. Silver’s volatility was at 17.4% and its RSI level was at 58. Platinum and palladium were at $933.9 and $933.5 an ounce, respectively. These two metals are once again at the same level, so it will be interesting to see which one picks up from here.