Gold bugs not pulling the plug just yet

Gold has been one of the bigger beneficiaries in this whole Russia-Ukraine episode but as risk fortunes start to turn, we’re not seeing a material unwind in gold just yet. I mean, it may still a bit early so there’s nothing wrong with that.

But often times, markets tend to act first and then work out the details later.

The situation as it stands is that Russia has came out to get what they wanted but it remains to be seen if Putin wants to push for more. That could be the real motive but for now, markets are turning the other cheek. And with ‘slap on the wrist’ sanctions being applied, there isn’t any major economic consequences to be worried about. As such, we may very well de-escalate from here or we could see Russia throw a curveball and start more conflict.

Given how the market is reacting today, the former looks to be what investors are leaning towards at the moment.

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As for gold, I reckon it could be a bit of a bitter pill for
 
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Gold is the most widely traded and important commodity. Prized for its historical importance and used for trading an exchange of goods, the gold market today is estimated at nearly $2.4 trillion.The value of gold fluctuates constantly, as it trades on public exchanges where it has a price that is determined by supply and demand. Gold has historically had tremendous significance and even today is extremely sought after. Gold has been used as a currency as it doesn’t corrode, and the material allows for some absorption of light creating a yellow glow, which lends the name yellow metal.Ultimately, institutional and retail investors buy and sell gold contracts or physical gold, thus creating the demand and supply flow.This can be pure speculation, to acquire or distribute physical gold, or as a hedge for commercial application. For day-traders, the purpose of trading gold is to profit from its daily price movements.How to Trade GoldDay-trading gold is speculating on its short-term price movements. Of note, physical gold is not actually handled or taken possession of, rather the transactions take place electronically and only profits or losses are reflected in the trading account.There are a number of ways to ultimately trade gold. Retail brokers typically offer exposure to gold through contracts-for-difference (CFDs).Beyond retail brokers, the main way to trade gold is via a futures contract. This represents an agreement to buy or sell something, i.e. gold at a future date. Buying a gold futures contract doesn’t mean you actually have to take possession of the physical commodity.Day traders close out all contracts (trades) each day and make a profit based on the difference between the price they bought the contract and the price they sold it at. However, on a futures exchange, gold moves in $0.10 increments only. This increment is known as a tick. It is the smallest movement a futures contract can make. If you buy or sell a futures contract, how many ticks the price moves away from your entry price determines your profit or loss.
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bugs to swallow once the shoe drops. Price ran into resistance from the May to June highs last year above $1,900 and the technical level is holding. That is a good place for sellers to lean on to look for gold to retrace gains as Russia-Ukraine tensions subside.

From a fundamental picture, gold is having to deal with the prospect of rising rates as central banks around the world continue to look to tighten policy in the months ahead. That’s not exactly too bright an outlook – as evident by gold’s struggle in January, which has seasonally been the best month for the yellow metal historically.

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