Metals Minute 177: Golden Opportunity

Metals Minute 177: Golden Opportunity

Metals Minute 177: Golden Opportunity

February 24, 2023 144 view(s)

On the heels of the FED Minutes release indicating more work is needed to combat inflation, gold dipped, bringing it down a fraction for the week to $1,834. Silver also is down a fraction to $18.70. Platinum and palladium are both higher however, with platinum up 4% to $963, and palladium up 2% to $1,528.

From a year ago today, gold is down 3%, silver is down 10%, platinum is 11% off, and palladium is 35% lower. This places all the metals on sale, so to speak; today we will highlight the opportunities for gold.

Since the turn of the century, gold has outperformed the S&P 500 stock index by 200%. But currently, gold is showing a strong buy signal from a technical standpoint, reaching the most oversold positioning since last October.  

In layman’s terms, we have a short-term opportunity to purchase a top-performing long-term asset on sale. While nations such as Turkey are importing gold at the highest pace in 11 years, gold miners such as Sibayne-Stillwater are issuing profit warnings due to inflation in the costs associated with mining.

Increased demand for gold, higher costs to mine gold, and a temporarily oversold condition for gold all add up to a great opportunity for gold investors.