Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

//Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

Gold and silver prices fell sharply again yesterday and were down 1.6% and 4.3% respectively to multi-month lows.

Gold drifted lower all day and ended near its late session low of $1173.20/oz, its lowest since January 2017, for a loss of 1.6%. Gold in euros has been more robust of late and it fell to about €1036/oz.

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey gold prices 1 year

Gold in USD – 1 Year

Silver saw another bout of intense selling on the futures market and was pushed as low as $14.37/oz. There was no economic news or silver related developments that would account for the deepening sell-off.

It is again a purely futures-related price action with no refineries, mints or dealers reporting a sudden selling of silver bullion. Quite the opposite, contrarian gold and silver buyers are again accumulating coins and bars on the dip.

Demand for gold jewellery and gold bars is strong in Turkey due to the currency crisis. Gold trading volumes on the Turkish Gold Exchange (Borsa Istanbul) have more than doubled and gold prices in Turkish lira have surged by more than a third since March as reported by Bloomberg. Or rather the Turkish lira has collapsed in value by a third versus gold.

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey 620x 1

The sharp falls in the precious metals is being attributed to dollar strength. The U.S. dollar is holding steady near a recent peak for now, despite the increasingly precarious fiscal outlook as Trump’s reckless government spending has seen the national debt surge to $21.35 trillion – an increase of $1.45 trillion since Trump, the  “King of Debt”, took office.

The precious metals are now near their lowest in nearly 2 years despite the very favourable backdrop of heightened geo-political and economic risks due to trade wars and concerns that the financial crisis in Turkey could lead to a wider global financial crisis.

Concerns about the financial crisis in Turkey, and its impact on the EU in particular, and China and the global economy’s health are badly impacting emerging market currencies. This has led to safe-haven demand for gold, but this is not resulting in gold, or silver, being bought in the futures market.

Counter-intuitively, the opposite is happening again and this has led some analysts to again believe that the gold and silver prices are being manipulated lower on futures markets. This could be done purely for profit motives by hedge funds and banks and or due to official intervention in order to curtail safe-haven demand, depress sentiment towards the precious metals and maintain confidence in risk assets and the wider markets (see GATA.org and Gold & Silver Being Hit Like In 2008 To Cover-Up Impending Global Financial Crisis).

As ever, it remains prudent to take a long-term view. Contrarian investors, value investors and bullion buyers, while rightly frustrated will either simply sit out the latest bout of contrived price weakness or accumulate gold and silver again at these depressed prices (see It’s Time for Contrarians to Get Bullish on Gold).

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey Episode 7 CTA

 

News and Commentary

Gold prices sink to 19-month low amid strong dollar (Reuters.com)

Gold Refuses to Shine for Investors in Search of a Haven (Bloomberg.com)

Dow just registered its longest stint in correction territory in nearly 60 years (MarketWatch.com)

Home builder sentiment hits 11-month low as trade war takes a hit (MarketWatch.com)

U.S. household debt rises to $13.3 trillion in second quarter (Reuters.com)

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey turkish gold boost

Source: Bloomberg

Gold And Silver Manipulated Lower As Was Case In 2008 (InvestmentResearchDynamics.com)

Gold Trading Volumes Double in Turkey Amid Currency Crisis (Bloomberg.com)

UK housing stagnation rather than collapse seems more likely scenario for now (MoneyWeek.com)

Cashout: FBI Warns Of Imminent Global ATM Hack (Independent.co.uk)

Africa Rising: US may be a powerful country, but it is on the decline (DavidMCWilliams.ie)

Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

15 Aug: USD 1,186.70, GBP 933.10 & EUR 1,047.74 per ounce

14 Aug: USD 1,195.30, GBP 935.32 & EUR 1,049.11 per ounce

13 Aug: USD 1,204.40, GBP 944.85 & EUR 1,058.19 per ounce

10 Aug: USD 1,211.65, GBP 947.87 & EUR 1,056.44 per ounce

09 Aug: USD 1,215.50, GBP 944.08 & EUR 1,048.13 per ounce

08 Aug: USD 1,212.35, GBP 939.57 & EUR 1,045.17 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

15 Aug: USD 14.83, GBP 11.66 & EUR 13.10 per ounce

14 Aug: USD 15.04, GBP 11.77 & EUR 13.18 per ounce

13 Aug: USD 15.18, GBP 11.91 & EUR 13.35 per ounce

10 Aug: USD 15.37, GBP 12.04 & EUR 13.41 per ounce

09 Aug: USD 15.48, GBP 12.01 & EUR 13.35 per ounce

08 Aug: USD 15.35, GBP 11.93 & EUR 13.24 per ounce

Recent Market Updates

– London House Prices Fall At Fastest Annual Rate Since Height Of Financial Crisis

– Jim Rogers on Gold, Silver, Bitcoin and Blockchain’s “Spectacular Future”

– This Week’s Golden Nuggets

– The Stock Market is Stretched to Double Tech-Bubble Extremes

– Jim Rogers and the World’s New Reserve Currency

– Gold-Even at its Lowest Levels in 2018-is Behaving Just as Prescribed

– Jim Rogers – Making China Great Again! (Video)

– This Week’s Golden Nuggets

– Gold to Enter New Bull Market – Charles Nenner

– Here’s Where the Next Crisis Starts

– House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global

– Russia Sells 80% Of Its US Treasuries

– Are China’s Gold Reserves Slowly Rising?

– Gold Outlook In H2 2018

– Gold Production In South Africa Continues To Collapse – Plummets 85% From Peak In 1970 (VIDEO)

– Physical Gold Is The “Best Defence” Against “Escalating Currency Wars”

– Trump and War With China? Goldnomics Podcast

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey Episode 7 Banner

The post Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey appeared first on GoldCore Gold Bullion Dealer.

Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey   ptq

By |2018-08-16T22:17:04+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

About the Author: