Today, market participants have witnessed the exact opposite, with 10-year Treasury yields hitting their 10-year low and gold prices also trading lower on that day. The 10-year note traded at a low of 1.179%, the lowest yield in the past five years. The 10-year note closed at 1.193% and gold futures rallied from today’s intraday low of $ 1,795.
What is most disconcerting is that gold futures traded under tremendous pressure when the yield on the 10-year note fell to a low of 1.179%. However, it is the strength of the dollar that explains all of the current decline in gold futures. The US dollar index is currently trading up 15 points, a net gain of + 0.17%. Compared to the current fractional decline in the price of gold which is currently -0.09%, it is clear that market players were bidding on the precious yellow metal and it was not the full strength of the dollar that explained today’s drop.
Stocks around the world as well as the US all traded under pressure today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing -2.09%, the NASDAQ composite losing -1.06% and finally the S&P 500 losing -1.59% today.
Analysts from several platforms attribute the decline in global stocks to rising infection rates of the Delta variant. Typically, this would also move US debt instruments upward as they have in other countries. So the fact that we’ve seen a drop in yields in the US is a bit confusing.
As reported by MarketWatch, “Gang Hu, Managing Partner and TIPS Trader at WinShore Capital Partners, says the once popular reflation trade is already giving way to an entirely different trade as investors begin to consider both a US growth slower than expected. , as well as the prospect of a prolonged period of higher inflation. What he calls “the tapering trade” – in which investors sell stocks and commodities while buying long-term Treasuries – has the potential to lower the 10-year rate to 1% over the years. next two months, he said.
At 5:21 p.m. EST based on gold futures, the most active August 2021 Comex contract is currently pegged at $ 1,813.30, which is a net decrease of $ -1.70 from at the close of Friday. However, compared to today’s open of $ 1,811.60, gold futures have gained a few dollars from the opening price.
Technically speaking, today’s low was less than four dollars from the 100-day moving average which is currently pegged at $ 1,791.
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