The Metals Review
For the week of August 15, 2011
By Daniel Cronin
Precious metals finally took a hit last week. Gold prices came off $80 from all time highs as the CME increased margin requirements 22%. I feel like this is the first week I am writing about gold being down as this markets has made a tremendous move this year. What also helped gold lower was the bounce back in equities especially at the end of the week. I believe Gold can bounce back this week as it is at a critical support level right now of $1,730. The Silver market just can't get over the $39-$40 range and I see this market hovering at $37-$38 this week. I would look to play OTM calls in the Gold market to try to take advantage of the price drop in recent days.
The copper market has had a range of $3.81 to $4.06 in the last two weeks as the market has come down significantly with the equity markets. I see the same range this week as this market looks to consolidate around the $3.90 level as there is great support at $3.80.
*chart courtesy Gecko Software’s Track n’ Trade Pro
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