Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gold Higher as U.S. Dollar Index Weakens, Crude Oil Rallies

A weaker U.S. dollar index and higher crude oil prices are supporting fresh buying interest in Comex gold futures Wednesday morning. June gold was last traded up $5.70 an ounce at $1,159.10. Traders viewed Tuesday's price setback as a buying opportunity as the overall technical picture for gold remains fully bullish.

Underlying support for gold continues to come from Greece's sovereign debt situation and the efforts of the European Union to deal with it. While more steps were taken this week to offer financing to Greece, many gold traders remain very skeptical that Greece can ultimately get out from under its huge debt burden without further economic and financial harm to the EU. That is leading to further buying interest in gold as a hedge against European currencies. (more)

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