(Kitco News) – Voters within the weekly Kitco gold survey are bullish on the metallic for the week forward, citing gold’s means to carry up even when the greenback and equities strengthen, technical components and ongoing worries about how the coronavirus may influence the worldwide economic system.
Seventeen market professionals took half within the Wall Road survey. Eleven, or 65%, known as for gold to rise. There was one vote, or 6%, saying gold would fall, and 5, or 29%, calling for a sideways market.
In the meantime, 726 votes have been solid in a web-based Important Road ballot. A complete of 472 voters, or 65%, regarded for gold to rise within the subsequent week. One other 148, or 20%, mentioned decrease, whereas 106, or 15%, have been impartial.
In final week’s survey for the buying and selling week now winding down, 67% of Wall Road voters and 60% of Important Road voters have been bullish. As of 11:07 a.m. EST, Comex April gold was up by 0.7% for the week to this point to $1,584.50 an ounce.
Richard Baker, editor of the Eureka Miner’s Report, appears for the coronavirus outbreak to worsen, suggesting that gold “will regroup to $1,590 subsequent week with its eyes on breaking the $1,600 stage.” He added that he sees silver rising to round $17.85 an oz.
“Is it a pandemic? No one is aware of for positive,” Baker mentioned. “Coronavirus infections are being recounted to the upside in China, and the demise toll continues to rise. That is an financial and viral shock to the world that’s exhausting to quantify. That uncertainty alone underpins a variety for safe-haven gold — a strong flooring round $1,500 per ounce and the mercurial $1,600 stage above — a minimum of for the close to time period. If China’s development falls to simply a number of % and provide chains are disrupted for months, the higher stage for gold could possibly be a lot larger, maybe $1,800.”
Charlie Nedoss, senior market strategist with LaSalle Futures Group, mentioned he’s short-term bullish on gold so long as the April futures stay above the 10-day shifting common of $1,572.08 and 20-day of $1,573.75. He additionally identified that the metallic has made larger highs and better lows the final two days.
“It is doing this all with a stronger greenback [for most of February],” he continued. Usually a muscular dollar hurts gold.
“If we keep above $1,574 on a closing foundation at present, I’m on the lookout for larger subsequent week,” Nedoss mentioned.
Phillip Streible, chief market strategist with Blue Line Futures, additionally mentioned larger. Ought to gold high $1,590, it may climb to $1,600 shortly, he mentioned.
“With equities making new highs and the greenback pushing up as nicely, gold futures are persevering with to carry and are gathering some energy,” Streible mentioned. “It is a good set-up for coming into subsequent week.”
Bob Haberkorn, senior commodities dealer with RJO Futures, mentioned gold might check $1,600 an oz.
“Equities are … sturdy, however [investors] are a bit of nervous concerning the coronavirus….I believe that alone will preserve gold sturdy,” Haberkorn mentioned.
“On the finish of the day, gold is shifting larger due to [accommodative] central banks. That is the primary cause. The coronavirus is an added factor to push it larger.”
Mark Leibovit, writer of VR Metals/Useful resource Letter, mentioned he’s bullish however added that the “cycle excessive warrants warning.”
In the meantime, Sean Lusk, co-director of business hedging with Walsh Buying and selling, was the survey participant anticipating a pullback in gold costs, citing seasonal components and potential for profit-taking by the bulls.
“The second a part of February into March – from a seasonal perspective – is often fairly weak for gold, and we see some pullbacks,” Lusk mentioned. “The reason being that you just’re previous the Chinese language Lunar New Yr vacation. You might be previous Valentine’s Day. You are previous some conventional physical-buying time durations.”
Nonetheless, he mentioned, any pullback could possibly be minor, as previous value dips have been purchased. Additional, if the coronavirus scenario worsens and spreads to different international locations, prompting an enormous sell-off in shares, buyers might flip again to gold as a secure haven.
Kevin Grady, president of Phoenix Futures and Choices LLC, is one of the survey contributors who’s impartial on gold costs for subsequent week.
“I believe that the information popping out of China concerning the coronavirus is placing some stress on the inventory market and giving a bid to metals costs,” he mentioned. “That being mentioned, I don’t see gold operating up on the information.
“Additionally, shares have been getting hit on Fridays the previous few weeks and I anticipate at present to be extra of the identical, particularly because of the [three-day U.S. Presidents Day] vacation weekend. The concern is that there will likely be worse information on the virus over the weekend with the markets closed. Gold has been the beneficiary of the weekend hedging.”
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