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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.

e: kelly.smith@sharpspixley.com

Looking For the Right Reasons to Own Gold?

15 Aug 2012 - After rising 0.85% last week, the U.S. Comex gold futures fell 1.25% on Monday and Tuesday, and traded as low as $1,591.5 early Tuesday New York morning. Owing to more traders being away on vacation, external markets have been quiet this...

Gold’s Consolidation Continues While Physical Demand Picks Up

29 Jun 2012 - The U.S. Comex gold futures fell 1.77% on Thursday, underperforming the S&P, which fell 0.21%, the Stoxx, which fell 0.37%, and the CRB Commodity Index, which fell 1.23%. Gold futures, now trading at $1,550.40, will likely lose about 7%...

Pondering Gold’s Last 11.5 Years of Performance While Anticipating the EU Summit

27 Jun 2012 - After falling 3.76% last week, the U.S. Comex gold futures climbed $8, or 0.51% in the first 2 days of this week. The S&P index dropped 1.1% after falling 0.58% last week, while the Stoxx index plunged about 2.7% after a gain of 0.26% last...

Deflationary Forces Overwhelm Gold

22 Jun 2012 - Gold futures briefly fell through the $1,600 level on Wednesday after the Fed announced that they would extend its Operation Twist program from June through the end of 2012, swapping $267 billion of shorter-maturity debt for longer-dated...

More Will Join China and Australia in Rate Cutting, Better Gold Price Ahead?

08 Jun 2012 - Gold futures had a big turnabout in the past 48 hours. From last Friday to this Wednesday, gold futures surged 4.6%. On Thursday, prices slumped 2.8% to $1,588, the biggest one-day drop since early April. This week, gold futures have...

Gold Following Weaker Euro as Greece Concerns Mount

23 May 2012 - Gold futures rebounded strongly last Thursday and Friday, rising 0.5% for the week after falling 5% during the previous two weeks. Gold price touched $1,599 during Monday morning in Asia though some profit-taking took place. Gold fell by...

Gold Rebounded, Awaiting European and Fed Actions

18 May 2012 - Gold futures bucked the trend of the broader market and jumped $38 or 2.5% on Thursday, the largest percentage increase since 25 October, 2011. S&P fell almost 2% while Stoxx and crude oil both dropped 1.5%. Dollar index rose for 14...

Gold Reacts to Greek Debt Deal Completion and Central Bank’s Reflationary Policy

09 Mar 2012 - As of Asia open on 9 March, Comex April gold futures is trading around $1,700, bouncing 2.2% from the recent trough of $1,663. Similarly, S&P rebounded 1.9%, Euro, 1.2%, oil, 2.2% from the lows on 6 or 7 March. Correlations among all asset...

CME Launches Gold Forwards Clearing in London

06 Feb 2012 - CME Group Inc.’s customers got their wishes answered when CME Clearing Europe (CMECE) launched its centralized clearing service for over-the-counter (OTC) London Gold Forwards on 30, January 2012. The London-based CMECE is 100 percent...

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