While the US dollar is showing some vulnerability on its charts early today, treasury yields may have temporarily peaked leaving the primary outside market influences slightly supportive of gold.


However, we see no reason to take control away from the bear camp with the hedge funds reducing their long positioning last week, another week of ETF holding declines, an overbought net spec and fund positioning, a residual negative global commodity market environment, and perhaps most importantly from growing economic concerns in China.


With the last COT positioning report showing the net spec and fund long in gold near the highest levels since May 2022, falling trading volume and declining open interest on last week's recovery bounce, the bear camp retains control over the trend...[MORE]


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