The gold futures contract lost 0.88% on Thursday, as it extended its downtrend following strengthening U.S. dollar, stocks’ sell-off. The market fell below $1,700 price level and it was the lowest since early June last year. Today gold is trading along the new local low, as we can see on the daily chart ( the chart includes today’s intraday data ):
Gold is virtually unchanged this morning, as it is trading below $1,700 price level. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 0.2% higher, platinum is virtually unchanged and palladium is 0.3% higher today. So precious metals are mixed this morning.
Yesterday’s Unemployment Claims release has been slightly better than expected at 745,000.
The markets will be waiting for today’s monthly jobs data release. The Nonfarm Payrolls is expected at +197,000.
Where would the price of gold go following today’s NFP release? We’ve compiled the data since September of 2018, a 30-month-long period of time that contains of thirty NFP releases.
The first chart shows price paths 5 days before and 10 days after the NFP release. The last three cases are marked with dashed lines. Gold lost 0.25% in February and gained 1.08% in January.
The following chart shows the average gold price path before and after the NFP releases for the past 30 months. The market was usually advancing ahead of the release day and closing 0.40% higher on the 10th day after the NFP release.
Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for today:
Friday, March 5
- 8:30 a.m. U.S. – Non-Farm Employment Change, Unemployment Rate, Average Hourly Earnings m/m , Trade Balance
- 10:00 a.m. Canada – Ivey PMI
For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar.
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