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Gold, silver gain on friendly charts, bullish outside markets

By Published On: March 13, 20243.6 min readViews: 1780 Comments on Gold, silver gain on friendly charts, bullish outside markets

(Kitco News) – Gold and silver prices are higher and near their daily highs near midday Wednesday. Bullish near-term technical postures and positive outside-market forces (weaker USDX and firmer crude oil) are supporting buying interest in both precious metals today. April gold was last up $9.50 at $2,175.90. May silver was last up $0.361 at $24.76.

The marketplace has digested Tuesday’s U.S. consumer price index for February that came in a bit warmer than expected, at up 3.2%, year-on-year, versus market expectations for a rise of 3.1%, and compares to a rise of 3.1% seen in the January report. The core CPI number for February was up 3.8% compared to expectations of up 3.7% and up 3.9% seen in the January report. The slightly warmer CPI readings followed the slightly warmer-than-expected CPI report for January. Thursday’s February producer price index report is now in focus. PPI in February is seen coming in up 0.3%, month-on-month, following a 0.3% rise in the January report. More warm U.S. inflation readings in the coming weeks may prevent the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates as soon as it had just recently anticipated.

Asian and European stock markets were mixed in overnight trading. U.S. stock index futures are mixed near midday but not far below their recent record highs.

The key outside markets today see the U.S. dollar index weaker. Nymex crude oil prices are higher and trading around $79.25 a barrel. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note is presently fetching around 4.2%.

Technically, April gold futures bulls have the strong overall near-term technical advantage. A steep four-week-old uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close above solid resistance at the contract high of $2,203.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price objective is pushing futures prices below solid technical support at $2,100.00. First resistance is seen at Tuesday’s high of $2,190.80 and then at the contract high of $2,203.00. First support is seen at today’s low of $2,161.30 and then at this week’s low of $2,156.20. Wyckoff’s Market Rating: 8.5.

May silver futures prices were poised to close at a nine-week-high close today. The silver bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls’ next upside price objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $26.00. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at $23.00. First resistance is seen at this week’s high of $24.90 and then at $25.00. Next support is

seen at this week’s low of $24.22 and then at $24.00. Wyckoff’s Market Rating: 6.5.

May N.Y. copper closed up 1,085 points at 404.05 cents today. Prices closed near the session high and hit an 8.5-month high. The copper bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage and gained more power today. Prices are in a steep four-week-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Copper bulls’ next upside price objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at 415.00 cents. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid technical support at this week’s low of 387.85 cents. First resistance is seen at today’s high of 404.30 cents and then at 407.50 cents. First support is seen at 400.00 cents and then at 395.00 cents. Wyckoff’s Market Rating: 8.0.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.
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