Gold Logs 10-Month High, Silver Posts Almost 8-Month High; Palladium Hits Fresh Record

by CoinNews.net on February 20, 2019 · 0 comments

Gold Bullion and Coins

Gold futures rose 0.2% Wednesday, Feb. 20

Precious metals futures gained Wednesday for a third straight session. Palladium posted a fresh record, silver ended near an eight-month high, and gold marked another ten-month high.

Gold for April delivery added $3.10, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,347.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The close was the highest since April 19 when gold ended at $1,348.80 an ounce.

"Technically, April gold futures bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage and have gained more power this week to suggest still more upside in the near term," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Metals Inc., said in a report.

"Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close above solid technical resistance at $1,400.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout objective is pushing prices below solid technical support at the February low of $1,304.70."

Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,342.40 to a high of $1,349.80. They advanced 1.7% on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, silver for March delivery rose 21 cents, or 1.3%, to close at $16.177 an ounce. The settlement was the strongest since June 29 when silver ended at $16.198 an ounce. Prices traded between $15.93 and $16.20. Silver gained 1.4% on Tuesday.

In PGM futures Wednesday:

  • April platinum tacked on $13.20, or 1.6%, to $834.20 an ounce, ranging from $819.90 to $836.20.

  • Palladium for March delivery moved up $8.20, or 0.6%, to $1,462.10 an ounce — another record settlement. Palladium prices traded between $1,451.20 and $1,479.40.

London Precious Metals Prices

In comparing earlier fixed London gold and silver prices from Tuesday PM to Wednesday PM

  • Gold added $9.60, or 0.7%, to $1,343.75 an ounce.
  • Silver added 2.55 cents, or 1.6%, to $16.035 an ounce.

LBMA platinum and palladium prices are available on the LBMA’s website with a delay of midnight.

US Mint 2019 Bullion Sales

United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
Wednesday Last Week This Week January February 2019 Sales
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 400 0 27,100 1,800 28,900
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 2,000 1,500 44,500 8,000 52,500
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 15,000 1,000 16,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 20,000 0 20,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 5,000 5,000 85,000 10,000 100,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 2,500 0 23,500 5,500 29,000
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 775,000 222,500 4,017,500 1,282,500 5,300,000

 

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