News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site. See our updated Privacy Policy here.



Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events


Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

Free Trading Guides
Please try again
Oil - US Crude
Wall Street
More View more
Real Time News
  • ECB's Lagarde says the ECB still has room to cut rates if needed $EUR
  • ECB's Lagarde says the ECN still has room to cut rates if needed $EUR
  • Rand resumes week in the green. USD/ZAR testing long-term resistance. Get your market update from @WVenketas here:
  • AUD/JPY IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-long AUD/JPY for the first time since Mar 26, 2021 when AUD/JPY traded near 83.81. A contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to AUD/JPY weakness.
  • Technically-speaking $GBPUSD's rebound today looks less like a hold to bullish trend convention and more likely a breather in a larger bearish shift. Still, market conditions are still not particularly favorable for trends
  • Forex Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇬🇧GBP: 0.82% 🇳🇿NZD: 0.81% 🇦🇺AUD: 0.74% 🇨🇭CHF: 0.52% 🇪🇺EUR: 0.44% 🇯🇵JPY: 0.04% View the performance of all markets via
  • Indices Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Wall Street: 1.52% US 500: 1.15% Germany 30: 1.05% FTSE 100: 0.73% France 40: 0.63% View the performance of all markets via
  • Fed's Kaplan - This level of liquidity being injected encourages people to go out on the risk curve - Not worried this is going to create undue financial instability - But worried about the amount of risk taking
  • Happy Monday Traders! The volatility for the Dollar and major US indices continues this week with a correction in prevailing trends. DailyFX Chief Strategist @JohnKickligher gives you the run down.
  • Fed's Kaplan - Moderating asset purchases sooner rather than later may increase Fed's odds of achieving inflation goal
Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Daily Outlook 03.08.2012

Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Daily Outlook 03.08.2012

Lior Cohen, Energy Analyst for Trading NRG,

Gold and silver bounced back from their three consecutive days of falls, and ended up yesterday’s trading in the green. The anxiety regarding the developments in Greece may have been among the factors to drag gold and silver prices in the past few days. The recent news regarding Greece t is that 60% of private investors holding Greek bonds will join the debt swap. This news may ease the anxiety in the markets and thus boost the Euro. According to Bloomberg bullion holdings in the Exchange Traded Products reached record holdings. If this direction will continue it further help rally gold prices. Today there are many items on the agenda including: ECB Press Conference and Euro Rate Decision, U.S. Unemployment Claims weekly update, Australia’s Trade Balance report and China’s CPI.

Gold rose on Wednesday by 0.71% to $1,683.9; silver even more than gold increased by 2.45% to $33.59. During the month, gold declined by 3.05% and silver by 1.6%.

The ratio between gold and silver fell on Wednesday, and reached 50.14. During the month the ratio rose by 1.5% as gold has slightly outperformed silver. In the chart below are the changes in this ratio during the last few weeks.

Guest_Commentary_Gold_Silver_Daily_Outlook_03.08.2012_body_Ratio__8.png, Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Daily Outlook 03.08.2012

On Today's Agenda

ECB Rate Decision: Last month Mario Draghi left the rate unchanged at 1%; as of January, the Euro Area inflation rate slipped to an annual rate of 2.7%, while the EU unemployment rose to 10.7% and the EU GDP in the fourth quarter declined by 0.3%. This means the EU economy is still not out of the woods. The recent LTRO plan may have been among the reasons for the deprecation of the Euro during last week along with the developments in Greece. If ECB will cut rates, which doesn’t seem likely, it may trade down the EURO/USD and consequently affect gold and silver;

U.S. Unemployment Claims:initial claims edged down to 353,000 claims for the week ending on February 26th; the number of insured unemployment slipped by 2,000 to 3.402 million during the week of February 18th; the upcoming weekly update might affect the strength of the USD;

Daily Outlook

Yesterday, gold and silver bounced back from their recent downward trend of recent weeks. The situation in Greece regarding a potential default may affect the strength of the Euro, which in turn may affect the direction of gold and silver. Having said that, the recent news from this front is that it seems there will not be default for now. Furthermore, if ECB will keep rates unchanged, which seems likely, mainly due to all the recent drama regarding Greece then this may further help rally the Euro.

This gold and silver analysis was first presents in Trading NRG

For further reading:

How Will a Greek Default Affect The Price of Gold?

Gold and Silver Prices Outlook for March 2012

By: Lior Cohen, M.A. in Economics, Commodities Analyst and Blogger at Trading NRG

Would you like to see more third-party contributors on DailyFX? For questions and comments, please send them to

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.