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2nd Quarter | 2021

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Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.22% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.14%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 2.05% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.87%.

After the tragic deaths of 13 United States service members last week in Afghanistan, gold prices surged above both the 50-day and 200-day moving averages, closing the week at $1,819.50 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.08% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 1.06%.

Gold rose above its previous support level at $1,750 per ounce last week to close the week at $1,784 per ounce.

Gold fell to its previous support level at $1,670 per ounce last Wednesday (August 11) on the report that the consumer price index (CPI), a measurement of the changes in the retail prices of the same goods and services over time, slowed in July.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 2.82% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.68%.

Gold prices resumed their upward move last week, keeping the 50-day moving average above the 200-day moving average. The metal closed the week at $1,817.20 per ounce.

Last week, gold prices continued their upward trend, with the 50-day moving average crossing above the 200-day moving average. The yellow metal closed the week at $1,850.00 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes finished generally higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.2%, the S&P 500 Index rose 0.4%, the NASDAQ Composite also climbed 0.4%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index—the lone loser—dropped 1.1%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 6 basis points to 1.36%, boosting bond prices for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,808.32, up $21.02 per ounce, or 1.18%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 1.18% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.10%.

Last week, gold prices found support at the $1,750-per-ounce level before continuing to climb. They ended the week at $1,810.60 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.33% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.41%.

Last week, gold found support at $1,750 per ounce before moving back up. Gold closed the week at $1,783.30 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes finished higher last week. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index stormed ahead 4.32%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.44%, the S&P 500 Index continued to hit new highs with a 2.74% gain, and the NASDAQ Composite advanced 2.35%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield increased 9 basis points to 1.52%, as bonds were mixed for the week. The 10-year yield has remained range-bound for weeks, trending slightly downward. Spot gold closed at $1,781.44, up 0.98%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.98% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.41%.

Last week, gold prices consolidated after finding support at the $1,750-per-ounce level, closing the week at $1,777.80 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes finished lower last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.4%, the S&P 500 Index gave back 1.9%, the NASDAQ Composite tumbled 0.3%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index dropped 4.2%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 1 basis point to 1.44%. Spot gold closed at $1,764.16, down $113.37 per ounce, or 6.04%.

Last week, gold declined below the 50-day moving average on the weekly chart, found support at $1,750.00 per ounce, and closed the week at $1,769.00 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes were mostly up for the week. The Russell 2000 gained 2.16%, the NASDAQ Composite rose 1.85%, the S&P 500 (which continues to hit new highs) was up 0.41%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.80%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield dropped 10 basis points to 1.45%, taking Treasury bonds up for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,877.53, down 0.74%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.74% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.46%.

Last week, gold prices consolidated above the 50-day moving average on the weekly chart, closing the week at $1,879.60 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.64% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.12%.

Last week, gold prices found support at the 50-day moving average on the weekly chart and then moved back up toward $1,900 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes ended higher for the week. The Russell 2000 small-cap index gained 2.45%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 2.08%, the S&P 500 was up 1.20%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.03%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 3 basis points to 1.59%, taking bonds slightly higher for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,903.77, up 1.20%.

Last week, gold prices broke above their four-month high, closing the week at $1,904.50 per ounce.

Major U.S. stock market indexes were mostly down last week. The S&P 500 decreased by 0.39%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.51%, the NASDAQ Composite increased by 0.31%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 0.42%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 1 basis point to 1.62%, taking Treasury bonds higher for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,881.25, up 2.05%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 2.05% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.34%.

Gold prices broke through the weekly 50-day moving average closing the week at $1,838.10 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes finished lower last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.1%, the S&P 500 Index gave back 1.4%, the NASDAQ Composite tumbled 2.3%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index dropped 2.1%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 5 basis points to 1.63%, taking bonds lower for the week. Gold was the only winner. Spot gold closed at $1,843.43, up $12.19 per ounce, or 0.67%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.67% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.10%.

Gold prices declined early last week before rallying and closing at $1,838.10 per ounce.

The major U.S. stock market indexes ended mostly higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.67%, the S&P 500 gained 1.23%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.23%, and the tech-dominated NASDAQ Composite fell 1.51%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 5 basis points to 1.58%, as bonds were largely up for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,831.24, up 3.51%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 3.51% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 1.15%.

Gold prices spiked last Thursday (May 6) and continued rising Friday after the release of a weak U.S. jobs report.

Major U.S. stock market indexes ended mostly lower last week. The S&P 500 increased by 0.02%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.50%, the NASDAQ Composite decreased by 0.39%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 0.24%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 7 basis points to 1.63%, as Treasury bonds fell for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,769.13, down 0.45%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.45% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.46%.

Gold prices stayed above the 50-day moving average, closing last week at $1,767.20 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.04% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.76%.

Gold prices continued their upward trend last week, closing at $1,777.80 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 1.87% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.66%.

Last week, gold prices broke above the 50-day moving average on the daily chart, closing the week at $1,780.20 per ounce.

Major U.S. indexes ended mixed last week. The S&P 500 increased by 2.71%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.95%, the NASDAQ Composite was up 3.12%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 0.46%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 6 basis points to 1.66%, as Treasury bonds rose for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,743.88, up 0.84%.

Last week, gold prices continued moving up off the “double bottom” pattern identified in last week’s article. They broke above the resistance trend line that began at the start of 2021 and then approached the 50-day moving average before closing the week at $1,744.80 per ounce.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.84% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.82%.

The markets were up last week as we closed out the first quarter of the year. The tech-dominated NASDAQ Composite gained 2.60%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.49%, the S&P 500 gained 1.41%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.24%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 5 basis points to 1.72%, though bonds as an asset class were largely up for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,728.87 for the week, down 0.19%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.19% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.18%.

Gold prices bounced back a second time off the $1,670-per-ounce support level they found three weeks ago.

Major U.S. indexes ended mixed last week. The S&P 500 increased by 1.57%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.36%, the NASDAQ Composite was down 0.58%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 2.88%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 4 basis points to 1.68%, as Treasury bonds rose for the week. Last week, spot gold closed at $1,732.52, down 0.73%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.73% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.92%.