Bulletin
Investor Alert

Topics

Gold

Video

Modern-Day Gold Rush Has Investors Digging for Profits

  • Modern-Day Gold Rush Has Investors Digging for Profits Modern-Day Gold Rush Has Investors Digging for Profits 5:40
    Gold Hits New High as Investors Look to Hedge Against Uncertainty Gold Hits New High as Investors Look to Hedge Against Uncertainty 1:39
8:55 a.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Michael Brush
Stock market is at the start of a selloff, says veteran trader Larry Williams Williams, age 77, is focused on seasonal patterns that consistently play out over timeWilliams, age 77, is focused on seasonal patterns that consistently play out over time.
12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close lower, notching third straight weekly loss as tech-led sell-off intensifies S&P 500 closes below its 50-day moving average for the first time since April 23U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain Copper marks highest settlement price since June 2018Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years.
9:51 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures gain nearly 1% for the week Gold futures to tally a second consecutive weekly climb. "The fading optimism over a sharp V-shaped global recovery as new coronavirus cases picked up across the countries and sell-off in global equities has supported the yellow metal demand," analysts at ICICI Bank wrote in a market update. December gold rose $12.20, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,962.10 an ounce with most-active futures prices up 0.7% up for the week.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 maintains major support (3,328) Focus: QQQ narrowly holds key support, Metals & Mining sector breaks out, QQQ, XME, STLD, COF, MAXR, CFU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured to conclude largely range-bound week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has thus far maintained major support (3,328), tagging a week-to-date low (3,328.8) matching the inflection point.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
9:49 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end with a more than 1% lossGold futures , easing back from a finish a day earlier at their highest in over two weeks. The better view on the economy from the Federal Reserve Wednesday has "reduced economic uncertainty" and led to some follow-through selling, analysts at Zaner Metals said. "Certainly, from a longer-term perspective seeing the Fed including lofty inflation targeting dialogue and reiterating it will not tap the brakes in the face of improved numbers until inflation is above their 2% targeting, creates the potential for a return of bull market action in gold and silver at some point in the future." December gold lost $20.60, or nearly 1.1%, to settle at $1,949.90 an ounce.
8:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a Fed-fueled downturn, S&P 500 nails major support (again) Focus: Transports and industrials tag new highs, Amazon ventures under key support, IYR, XLI, AMZN, MAR, DFS, BYNDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its latest test of major support (3,328) rising from an early session low (3,330) closely matching the inflection point.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices log a third straight gain, then extend gains after Fed policy statementGold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold marks a third straight gain, then moves higher in electronic trade after Fed statementGold prices for a third straight session, then moved even higher after the it plans to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023. In electronic trading, gold for December delivery was at $1,974.90 an ounce shortly after the policy announcement. The contract had climbed $4.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,970.50 an ounce on Comex, ahead of the Fed news.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range ahead of the Fed Focus: Big three U.S. benchmarks establish six-session range underpinned by major supportU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, largely treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a respectable September downturn.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout Federal Reserve begins 2-day policy meetingU.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve
10:01 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks Fed policy announcement due WednesdayGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.
9:35 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures settle at highest in 2 weeksGold futures climbed for a to settle at their highest in two weeks ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy due Wednesday. "The Fed is in focus and may help break the gold price out of this consolidation-phase price range" it's been stuck in for the last several weeks, Peter Spina, president and chief executive officer at GoldSeek.com, told MarketWatch. December gold edged up by $2.50, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,966.20 an ounce. That was the highest settlement for most-active contract since Sept. 1, according to FactSet data.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have narrowly maintained major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — rising from key tests to preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
10:26 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices tally best one-day gain since August as dollar weakness buttresses bullionGold futures rise on Monday to tally their largest one-day gain of the month, as weakness in the dollar and superlow government bond yields help to keep the precious metal trading in a range that some market experts see as forming a bullish pattern.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures mark biggest one-day rise this monthGold futures , extending last week's climb to tally their biggest one-day percentage and dollar price gain of this month so far. Prices for the precious metal got a boost from weakness in the U.S dollar, as well as a decline in Treasury note yields. December gold rose $15.80, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,963.70 an ounce. That was the largest one-day rise for the most-active contract since Aug. 28, according to FactSet data.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold falls for the session, but edges up for the week Gold and silver prices tally weekly gains of less than 1%Gold futures fall on Friday, but edge higher for the week in the wake of turbulent stretch of trading for global equities.
9:50 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures fall for the session, gain for the weekGold futures but notched a gain for the week. "Gold has enjoyed a decent week after looking very vulnerable early on," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, in a market update. "A bullish dollar breakout that appeared to be triggering a correction was very problematic for gold but the breakout has stalled quickly, aided by the [European Central Bank] opting to take a more considered approach than had been previously rumoured." December gold fell $16.40, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,947.90 an ounce, paring its weekly rise to about 0.7%.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, Nasdaq ventures under 50-day average Focus: Revisiting pockets of sector strength and weakness, QQQ, XLE, XBI, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its second test of major support (3,328) while the Nasdaq Composite teeters on its the 50-day moving average, currently 10,938.
9:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold marks third straight gain as euro strength pressures U.S. dollar ECB stands pat on interest rates, lifts economic viewGold futures climb on Thursday, poised to score a third straight session gain, as strength in the euro in the wake of the European Central Bank’s decision to leave its policy unchanged pressures the U.S. dollar.
9:53 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a third session gain in a rowGold futures , buoyed by weakness in the dollar. , after the European Central Bank left its policy unchanged, pressured the greenback, raising the appeal of dollar-denominated gold prices. "There is no way to predict short-term movements, but gold investors should keep some powder dry for when a buying opportunity comes along in the weeks ahead, ideally around the $1,830 level," said Michael Armbruster, managing partner at Altavest. December gold rose $9.40, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,964.30 an ounce.
7:58 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 edges atop key resistance Focus: Japan and Europe steady amid market volatility, Apple retains $2 trillion market value, EWJ, IEV, AAPL, FIVE, DOW, EMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a slight break atop key resistance — its former breakout point (3,393) — though an extended retest remains underway.
12:29 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 439 points higher as stocks snap three-day losing streak on heavy tech buying Microsoft, Apple led Dow higherU.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, ending a three-day selloff that a day earlier drove the Nasdaq Composite into a correction at the fastest pace in history, following its record high last week.
10:02 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies back-to-back gains as U.S. dollar softens Yellow metal logs highest finish in over a weekGold futures climb Wednesday for a second session in a row, finding support as the strength in the euro pressured the dollar, boosting the metal’s appeal, even as benchmark U.S stock indexes stage a recovery from a technology-inspired downturn that took the broader market to their lowest levels in weeks.
9:50 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end higher for a second straight sessionGold futures for a second session in a row. Prices found strength from a softer U.S. dollar and concerns over a possible delay in the COVID-19 vaccine, said Lukman Otunuga, senior reseach analyst at FXTM. Where gold concludes this week "may be influenced by how markets react to the European Central Banks monetary policy decision on Thursday," he said. December gold rose $11.70, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,954.90 an ounce, the highest finish for the most-active contract since Sept. 1, according to FactSet data.
8:03 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a successful technical test, Nasdaq rallies from major support (10,840) Focus: Safe-haven currencies hold steady, Airlines sustain recent breakout, UUP, FXY, JETS, CRWD, ROKU, WKHSU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of an aggressive three-session market downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 have rallied respectably from major support — Nasdaq 10,840 and S&P 3,328 — levels closely matching the September low.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher as traders take cues from a dollar rally and a global, tech-led stock selloff Gold futures settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures reverse course to finish higher Tuesday, with the haven metal finding support as global stocks sink and as the dollar eases back a bit from its earlier highs.
9:44 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures finish at highest in nearly a weekGold futures gave up earlier declines to finish higher on Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar Index , but the index was off the highest levels of the day, so "some safe haven interest" in the metal returned as the U.S. equity market continued its selloff, said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. December gold rose $8.90, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,943.20 an ounce, the highest finish for the most-active contract since Sept. 2, according to FactSet data.
9:02 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:27 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June. The downturn has thus far inflicted largely localized damage — amid market rotation — though several key technical tests remain underway.
8:25 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can keep your portfolio strong through any market weaknessThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers this past week.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold down a third straight session to post a 2% weekly lossGold futures end lower for a third straight session Friday, logging a weekly loss of around 2%, as better-than-expected monthly U.S. employment data help to strengthen the U.S. dollar.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures fall for the session, lose 2% for the weekGold futures declined Friday, . The is "a net positive for the economy" and the unemployment rate, still high at 8.4%, is "trending in right direction," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. "In regards to gold, it is a double negative." The data provided a boost to the dollar, which can pressure prices for dollar-denominated gold, and also does not push the Trump administration toward another relief deal, which would be supportive of gold prices through additional stimulus, he said. December gold fell $3.50, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,934.30 an ounce. Prices for the most-active contract finished the week down 2.1%, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices settle at 1-week low as U.S. stock market tumblesGold futures fall Thursday to settle at their lowest level in a week, as some traders look to the metal to cover losses in other assets on the heels of a drop in U.S. benchmark stock indexes.
9:44 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end at 1-week lowGold futures at their lowest in a week. The decline coincided with steep declines among U.S. benchmark stock indexes, which can prompt some investors to sell the metal to make up for losses in other assets. Gold is still trading above $1,900 and "this is keeping the hope alive for the price to target the $2,000 mark," said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at AvaTrade. The "biggest risk event for the gold rally" is Friday's U.S nonfarm payrolls data and "only a strong reading can break the back" of a gold rally, he said. December gold fell $6.90, or nearly 0.4%, to settle at $1,937.80 an ounce. Prices for the most-active contract finished at their lowest since Aug. 27, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market bears resurface: S&P 500, Nasdaq reverse from record highs Focus: Europe’s stealth breakout attempt, Real estate sector edges atop 200-day average, IEV, IYR, SWKS, IP, MSI, NDAQU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Thursday, pressured as a recently rare, and long overdue, pullback has finally surfaced. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have reversed sharply from record highs, pulling in amid a less-charted patch, punctuated by not so well-defined support.
1:06 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks book fresh round of records, Dow ends 1.5% shy of all-time high, on hopes of COVID treatments, cures Nasdaq Composite closes at record 12,056.44The Dow reclaimed its perch above 29,000 on Wednesday, while other indexes booked fresh records, as investors drew hope from progress toward tests and vaccines for COVID-19.
Browse topics:

Filter results by

Industry

Financial Services (1121)

Mining And Metals (822)

Software (377)

Banks (372)

Internet (350)

Internet Hardware (350)

Location

Us (1717)

Asia Pacific (688)

China (543)

Europe (497)

Eu (470)

Japan (318)

Issue

Markets/exchanges (1225)

Commodities (1208)

Market News (872)

General (517)

Opinion (516)

Economy (477)

Link to MarketWatch's Slice.