With the US dollar posting a four-day high overnight and the bias shifting slightly back toward a hawkish vibe (following Minneapolis Fed Pres. comments suggesting the Fed might be on hold through the end of the year) the bias in gold and silver is down to start today.


Furthermore, the gold market remains under residual pressure from news yesterday that PBOC gold buying last month slowed perhaps because of the unending record price run.


However, the Peoples Bank of China extended its record of 18 straight monthly additions to reserves with a very minimal purchase of 60,000 ounces which is down 100,000 ounces from March and a very explosive 390,000 ounces below February...[MORE]


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