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Is This the Turn in the Metals Markets?

Chris Berry

By Chris Berry

  

 

 

  • Precious metals roared higher yesterday.
  • This was presumably due to a confluence of events including Iraq dissolving into civil war, more unrest in the Ukraine, and Fed Chair Yellen's dovish remarks regarding keeping rates low for an extended period.
  • Lest we get too excited, base metals were left in the dust and bond yields fell precipitously.
  • These two reliable indicators of growth (and inflationary expectations) lead us to believe that what happened yesterday was either short covering or a profit taking opportunity and nothing more.

 

Plus Ca Change…..

I'll admit to being surprised at the move in gold and silver yesterday. It's almost as if people were looking for an excuse to take metals prices higher.