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Gold at 16-Week Low as Palladium Below Highest Since 2011

Gold fell to the lowest level in 16 weeks as signs of an improving U.S. economy and stronger dollar curbed demand for the metal. Palladium traded below the highest price since 2011.

Copper Falls as Chinese Credit Slump Fuels Demand Concern

Copper fell for a second day in New York amid concern about the outlook for Chinese demand for the metal after new credit in the nation declined. Nickel dropped from a three-week high in London.

Aluminum Premiums Falling as U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Long Lines

Premiums for aluminum declined the most in 20 months in Europe last month and retreated from a record in the U.S. as lawmakers and regulators scrutinize long lines for metal that buyers say raised their costs.

Gold Drops Below $1,200 an Ounce for First Time Since June

Gold fell below $1,200 an ounce in London and New York for the first time since June as an improving U.S. economy prompted the Federal Reserve to cut stimulus and reduced demand for precious metals as alternative assets.

Gold Bulls Cut Wagers on Signs U.S. Growth Quickens: Commodities

Hedge funds lowered bullish gold bets for the first time in five weeks as signs of accelerating U.S. growth contributed to the longest retreat in prices in a month.


  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Commercials
  • Existing Home Sales
  • Global economy and equity markets
  • Chinese Stockpiles and Demand
  • Warehouse Stocks and London Metal Exchange
  • Warehouse Stocks and COMEX
  • Chilean and Peruvian Production
  • The international Copper study group forecast
  • Copper Con-central Production
  • Large hedge fund positions
  • Energy Prices
  • Dollar value
  • CPI
  • Inflation Rates
  • US Dollar exchange rates
  • Money Supply Growth
  • FED Monetary Policy and Yield Curve
  • Confidence in government, monetary authority and financial establishments
  • Countries stockpiling against inflation
  • US Trade Deficits

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