Wall St. Split, Main St. Bullish On Gold Prices

by Marie Rodriguez

Wall Street is break up on the near-time period path of gold costs, even as Main Street stays bullish, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey.

Sixteen market professionals took component in the Wall Street survey. The bullish and bearish camps each attracted six votes or 38%. Another 4 voters, or 25%, called for fees to be sideways or were neutral.

Meanwhile, 568 respondents took element in an online Main Street poll. A total of 299 citizens, or fifty-three %, known as for gold to upward thrust. Another 170, or 30%, predicted gold might fall. The closing ninety-nine voters, or 17%, saw a sideways market.

In the final survey, the largest vote casting blocs on Wall Street and Main Street have been each bullish on gold for the contemporary week. As of 11:05 a.M. EDT, Comex June gold futures were trading flat for the week to this point at $1,295.60 an oz.

“I think we’ll see upside subsequent week, specifically after the day before today’s sell-off,” stated Bob Haberkorn, a senior commodities broker with RJO Futures.

He stated there did no longer look like enormous news in the back of Thursday’s promote-off. Meanwhile, the latest information on persisted Chinese valuable-bank gold buying was optimistic.

“I think we’ll see shopping for today that must preserve subsequent week,” Haberkorn said.

Adrian Day, chairman and chief executive officer of Adrian Day Asset Management, additionally said better.

“Gold has maintained its current ground inside the $1,280s and is resisting declining, this on the again of a dollar that couldn’t smash through overhead resistance,” Day stated. “We do now not assume the greenback will decline sharply any time quickly, however, the upside is absolutely confined. And it is susceptible to any dollar-poor information, along with a deteriorating U.S. Economy or stock marketplace decline. The Federal Reserve, while retaining its alternatives open, has really ended tightening.”

Meanwhile, Charlie Nedoss, senior market strategist with LaSalle Futures Group, also looks for gold to soften a few more. He pointed out that the June futures closed underneath the ten-, 20- and a hundred-day transferring average on Thursday. Also, he delivered, a line thru the highs from February, March and this week form a descending wedge formation.

“I remain bearish on gold for a subsequent week,” stated Colin Cieszynski, leader marketplace strategist at SIA Wealth Management. “Technically, a downtrend is emerging in gold. With political hazard and marketplace volatility easing and superb economic/profits information go with the flow emerging, gold and other protective perform could fall out of style in the near term.”

Phil Flynn, the senior market analyst with Price Futures Group, additionally looks for gold to be down subsequent week.

“The overdue-week swoon of a stronger PPI [Producer Price Index] document will demanding situations bulls next week,” he stated. “Stronger-than-predicted financial information in China ought to have given us a boost, but worries approximately their home call for can also cap rallies.”

Kevin Grady, president of Phoenix Futures and Options LLC, stays neutral.

“This week we failed the 50-day transferring common up at $1,314.70,” he said. “Gold is having a completely hard time maintaining any rally. At this point, I can not see what event would supply gold a boost above our most important resistance place of $1,350. Our first degree of assist is $1,285. Although I am impartial at our modern-day fees, I am a vendor of rallies above $1,305.”

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