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Kelly Smith

Kelly was formerly a freelance writer with experience in covering the financial markets. She has been contributing content to Sharps Pixley for the last year and is a key member of our team.


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  • What Now For Gold Investors After the Surprise Chinese Yuan Depreciation

    The Comex gold futures rose 1.70% last week when the Chinese Renminbi depreciated unexpectedly on 11 August. This week, the gold futures rose 0.38% and ended at $1,116.60 on Tuesday.Wednesday, 19 August 2015

  • Bearish Sentiment versus Physical Shortages in Gold

    The U.S. Comex gold futures dropped 0.47% this week to $1,089.80 on Thursday and have been trading in the range of $1,080 and $1,100 since 21 July.Friday, 07 August 2015

  • Key Factors for Gold: Central Bank Actions and Currencies

    The Comex gold futures dropped 0.42% this week to $1,090.30 on Tuesday after falling 6.56% in July. This week, the S&P 500 Index dropped 0.50% while the Euro Stoxx 50 Index rose 0.55%.Wednesday, 05 August 2015

  • Gold Prices Influenced by the Rising US-Euro Rates Spread

    The U.S. Comex gold futures climbed 0.27% week-to-Thursday but were trading lower at $1,084 during Asia Friday morning, a level last seen in February 2010. The gold futures dropped 7.12% while the crude oil futures plunged 18.41% this month.Friday, 31 July 2015

  • Gold Price: Technicals Taking Over

    The U.S. Comex gold futures surged one percent on Monday and ended at $1,096.20 on Tuesday after dropping four percent last week.Wednesday, 29 July 2015

  • Gold Caught in the Divergence in Monetary Paths of the U.S. and Europe

    The U.S. Comex gold futures has declined 1.21% this week to $1,143.90 and has fallen 2.38% month-to-date.Friday, 17 July 2015

  • Gold Prices: Time for a Bounce?

    The U.S. Comex gold futures fell 0.48% last week and dropped a further 0.38% this week to $1,153.50 on Tuesday. The implied volatility of the gold futures has been falling from 21% in January to 11.5% currently in line with the decline in prices.Wednesday, 15 July 2015

  • Waiting Game for Gold

    The U.S. Comex gold futures reached the lowest level since March this year on 7 July and rebounded to $1,159.20 on Thursday, falling 0.37% week-to-Thursday, compared to -7.29% for the crude oil futures.Friday, 10 July 2015

  • U.S. Fed Outlook vs. Greece on Gold

    The U.S. Comex gold futures dropped 0.94% this week and fell 1.64% this month to end at $1,152.60. Month-to-date, the S&P 500 Index returned 0.91% while the Euro Stoxx 50 Index fell 3.74%.Wednesday, 08 July 2015

  • Gold Prices and the Trio of Greece, Fed, and China

    The U.S. Comex gold futures fell 0.83% this week to end at $1,163.50 on Thursday, the lowest level since March.Friday, 03 July 2015