Copper Soars to 10-Year Highs Amid Brighter Global Economic Outlook

Copper prices continued to soar on Monday, reaching the highest levels since August of 2011 and nearing the record highs from earlier the same year. Copper is often used as a gauge for global economic health, giving rise to its moniker ‘Dr. Copper’. The industrial metal has been lifted by hopes of a global economic … Read more

Double Bottom Pattern in Gold

Gold has formed a double bottom reversal pattern on the daily chart. Price has risen from the lows of $1,676 and is nearing the neckline at $1,755. A breakout with good volume above this level would be conidered bullish from a technical perspective. Gold prices were lifted this week by a weaker US dollar and … Read more

Metals Under Pressure Amid Stronger Dollar, Rising Bond Yields

Gold and silver lost ground in early trading on Tuesday, while a robust US dollar and rising bond yields dampened their appeal. Looking at the gold daily chart above, we can see that the yellow metal has fallen to its lowest level in over a week and the major low of $1,675 has come into … Read more

Bitcoin Flirts with Record Highs on Light Trading Volume

Bitcoin retreated modestly in early trading on Friday, after seven consecutive days of gains. The world’s leading cryptocurrency rallied as high as $58,102 on Thursday, tantalizingly close to its all time high of $58,332 from February 21st. After falling during the pandemic, the US rate of inflation is rising again as the economy recovers. The … Read more

Gold Slips to 9-Month Lows Ahead of Nonfarm Payrolls

Gold fell to its lowest levels since last June in early Friday trading. The move came as the US dollar was boosted by remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday. Powell reiterated his intention to continue with easy-monetary policy, but did not signal an intention to suppress the rise in Treasury yields. Rising … Read more

Sterling Bulls Eye 1.40 Amid Vaccine Optimism

GBP/USD rallied sharply in early trading on Monday to its highest levels since April of 2018, reaching above $1.39 and drawing closer to the major psychological level of $1.40. The pair was boosted by a weaker US dollar and optimism over a faster than expected UK economic recovery from the damage caused by the Coronavirus … Read more