Precious Metals Rise on USD's Fall


"Gold, silver climb as USD hits fresh session lows."

The SPDR Gold Trust ETF and iShares Silver Trust ETF have seen money flows in the last half hour as the U.S. Dollar has hit fresh session lows. Both have made it back to the flatline after spending most of the day in negative territory.

The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish ETF, which tracks the performance of the greenback versus a basket of foreign currencies, has lost 0.75% to $23.09 and is sitting at its lows of the day.

The trading activity today is interesting in that the gold and silver markets are suggesting that investors are buying equities on expectations for global growth as opposed to fears about inflation. This despite widespread inflation reports filtering in from around the globe.

Industrial metals, agriculture, and energy are all outperforming precious metals by a very wide margin. Considering the Dollar weakness, it is rather surprising to not see a much bigger push in gold and silver.

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