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Gold pulls back from highest level since August


Gold prices pulled back on Monday after rising more than 5% last week to the highest level since August.

Price action
  • December gold futures


    fell $3.40, or 0.2%, to $1,766 per ounce on Comex.

  • Silver futures for December


    rose 4 cents, or 0.2%, to $21.71 per ounce.

  • Palladium futures

    for December fell $34, or 1.7%, to $1,994 per ounce, while platinum futures for January

    retreated $15.10, or 1.5%, to $1,022.80 per ounce.

  • December copper 

    fell 8 cents, or 2.1%, to $3.83 per pound.

What’s happening

Metals prices advanced sharply last week as the U.S. October consumer-price index report came in softer than expected, sparking a sharp rally in stocks, bonds and gold, among other assets.

As a result, it appears gold is shifting back toward a more neutral stance, according to the authors of the Sevens Report.

“Looking at the charts, gold tested the late September lows once in October and then again in early November, successfully holding above the $1,630/oz. area both times while prices broke beyond the October highs, which ultimately shifts the
technical outlook to neutral from bearish,” they said.

ICE U.S. Dollar Index
a measure of the currency’s strength against a basket of rivals rose 0.6% to 106.90.


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