Another gold headfake

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Gold slammed post-NFP but the buyers were waiting in the weeds at $1685. Now gold is back above $1700.

In general, that kind of volatility breeds contempt.

If gold closes above $1707 today, that will attract a new round of buyers. If not, I expect the drift lower to continue.

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  1. Why would WTI Oil go down with good report?? Strong USD??? Even Gold and Silver have a fake head?
    Is WTI dead after the IEA agency shift from using WTI to Brent Oil as indicator?

  2. previous revisions made the moves confusing. it always does.

  3. Depends where you are Adam. I was waiting in a snowbank. lol

  4. There is no explanation at all as to why gold bounced off that sharply on the market talk?

  5. Adam.. I think gold is rebound reason QE no more change.. I hold long. can you convey next resi

  6. There is always so gold chatter but it’s very hard to get good info on gold. I don’t think NFP is going to change the Fed’s QE thinking fwiw.


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