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Gold plummets as stimulus negotiations stall and vaccine headway

December 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

 by Gary Wagner

Gold prices tumbled in active trading today, with the most active February 2021 Comex contract trading to a low of $1828 before recovering. As of 5:04 PM EST gold futures are currently fixed at $1842.90 after factoring in a net decline of $32 (-1.71%).

Today the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States is about to begin, “one of the most daunting public-health efforts in generations: swiftly distributing a Covid-19 vaccine across all 50 states, each of which will determine who gets priority.”

The WSJ also reported that the FDA announced that the first Covid-19 vaccine being considered for use in the United States has, “met the prescribed success criteria in a clinical study, paving the way for the agency to green-light distribution as early as this weekend.” This report also stated that “Pfizer is seeking what is known as an authorization for emergency use, a kind of interim clearance the FDA grants during pandemics to speed up the use of urgently needed medicines.”

The Covid-19 vaccine developed jointly by Pfizer pharmaceutical and BioNTech is awaiting a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to begin vaccinations and grant this vaccine emergency authorization. Data suggests that this vaccine has a 95% efficacy rate and was well tolerated in a trial composed of 44,000 individuals.

A statement by Pfizer’s Chief Executive Albert Bourla said, “Filing in the U.S. represents a critical milestone in our journey to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine to the world and we now have a more complete picture of both the efficacy and safety profile of our vaccine, giving us confidence in its potential,”.

Concurrently the bipartisan fiscal stimulus proposal has been met with opposition, however, according to Reuters, “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that lawmakers were still looking for a path toward agreement on COVID-19 aid, as the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on a one-week funding bill to provide more time for a deal.”

Reuters also reported that both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer rejected McConnell’s offer and warned that the Republican Trump administration's $916 billion proposals “must not be allowed to obstruct” the bipartisan talks.

The lack of any real progress which would lead to a fiscal stimulus package acceptable by the House, Senate, and current administration has certainly diminished the bullish market sentiment for gold, which led to today’s strong price decline along with vaccine approval being one step closer. Most analysts including myself are still working under the assumption that it is not if a fiscal stimulus package can be approved. Rather it is how much capital will be allocated and when and aid package can be passed.

Wishing you as always, good trading and good health,

Gary S. Wagner - Executive Producer

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Gold Forecast: Proper Action

We sent out a TRADE ALERT on December 2 to go long gold and silver. On December 8 we sent out a Trade Alert to raise stops. We are now flat with no active trades.

  • long February Gold Futures at $1830 -$1843 and out at $1850 for a profit of $700 to $2000.00 per contract
  • long XAUUSD at $1841 and out at $1850 for a profit of $90.00 per mini 10 oz contract
  • long March Silver Futures at $24.29 and out @ $24.40 for a profit of $550.00 per comex contract
  • long GLD @ 1$71.50 and out @ $173.00 for a profit of $1.50 per share
  • long SLV @ $22.30 and out @ $22.50 for a profit of $0.20 per share

Long December gold at $1899. Stop hit at $1918, for a $1900 profit
Long forex gold at $1896.00. Stop hit at $1912, for a $1600 profit
Long December silver at $24.21. Stop hit at $25.07 for a $4300 profit
Long GLD at $180.46 and stop hit at $176.42 for a loss of $4.04 per share
Long SLV at $23.23 and stop at $22.78 for a loss of $0.40 per share
Long December Gold Futures at $1926 and stop hit at $1907.30 for a loss of $18.70 per ounce
Long Forex Gold at $1922 and stop hit at $1903 for a loss of $19.00 per ounce
Long December Silver Futures at $25.13 and stop hit at $24.73 for a loss of $0.40 per ounce
Long December gold at $1890, out at $1909.30 for a profit of $1,930.00
Long December silver at $23.95, out at $24.50 for a profit of $2,750.00
Long Forex gold at $1883.68, out $1907 for a profit of $23.32 per ounce
Long GLD ETF at $178.03, out at $179.80 for a profit of $1.77 per share
Long SLV ETF at $22.66, out at $22.03 for a loss of $0.63 per share
Long December Silver (SI Z20) @ $27.07 - Stop hit @ 25.56 for a loss of $1.51 per ounce
Long GLD @ $183.91- stop hit @ $178.50 for a loss of $5.41 per share
Long SLV @ $ 26.33 - stop hit @ $23.53 for a loss of $2.80 per share
Long December gold (GC Z20) @ $1947.00 - Stop hit @ $1952 for a profit of $500.00 per contract
Long Forex gold (XAU A0-FX) @ $1939.00 - Stop hit @ $1944.80 for a profit of $5.80 per ounce
Long December gold @ $1956.50.Stop hit @ $1960 for a profit of $350.00 per contract
Long December silver @ $27.39.Stop hit @ $27.80 for a profit of $2050 per contract
Long forex gold @ $1948.55.Stop hit @ $1955 for a profit of $6.45 per ounce
Long GLD @ $183.57.Stop hit @ $184.36 for a profit of .79 per share
Long SLV @ $25.10.Stop hit @ $25.75 for a profit of .65 per share
Long September silver at $26.68. Our stop was hit @ $26.87 for a profit of $1000 per contract.
Long December Gold at $1955.50. Our stop was hit @ $1979 for a profit of $2350 per contract
Long Forex Gold at $1947. Our stop was hit @ $1967,52 for a profit of $20.52 per Ounce
Long September silver at $24.40. Our stop was hit @ $25.99 for a profit of $7950 per contract
Bought GLD @ $166.74. Our stop was hit @ $$183.00 for a profit of $16.87 per share.
Bought SLV @ $18.00 Our stop was hit @ $23.80 for a profit of $5.80 per share.
NUGT – we sold all shares and took profits of $33.19 per share
Long December gold at $1997, we covered the trade @ $2035 for a profit of $3800 per contract
Long Forex gold at $1977, we covered the trade @ $2017 for a profit of $40.00 per ounce

Gold Market Forecast

On yesterday show we spoke about the fact that we have seen resistance at the 50 day moving average, which was just a few dollars above yesterday’s high. As we saw weakness in both gold and silver pricing overseas following the close of the markets in New York we sent out a special trade alert to raise stops which enabled us to lock in small profits should the stops get hit.

Pricing in both gold and silver opened above our new stop recommendations, however prices quickly eroded after a tweet by President Trump proposed yet another dollar amount for fiscal stimulus which was presented by the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Today’s video report will detail each trade and the net result now that sops have been hit. We are going to let the dust settle, so to speak to determine our next trade and potential entry levels.

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