While it appears gold and silver have settled into sideways consolidation patterns, that is likely to end with tomorrow's US CPI report, especially if a slightly hotter reading is posted. However, analysis of the data is difficult given the potential for fractional change.


The range trade is certainly justified considering that neither gold nor silver has a definitive internal fundamental driven bias with prices of gold within proximity to all-time highs and the speculative positioning in gold futures and options leaving the market vulnerable to stop loss selling on violations of key support.


With the US dollar posting a higher high yesterday and posting a higher low, and treasury prices likely to remain capped, the gold market could fail at the $2,025 level in the coming sessions...[MORE]


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