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Gold Price Analysis -- Videos
Gold prices are slightly higher at around $1345 an ounce on Thursday as the situation in Ukraine has for now changed to more of a regional issue of lesser significance.
While some market watchers have been crying deflation, commodities such as gold, coffee and wheat have been creeping higher.
Gold is giving back most of yesterday's gains today as a result of easing tensions between Russia and the Ukraine, but the bias for gold is still to the upside.
Spot gold climbed 1.9% to $1,350.80 an ounce on Monday as tensions in Ukraine drive demand for safe assets.
Gold, crude and wheat move higher while stocks fall as Ukraine tensions are heightened. Russia has now given Ukraine an ultimatum: surrender by the end of the day.
Gold prices gain Tuesday as consumer confidence in February falls from the prior month and misses the forecast of economists.
RJO Futures senior market strategist Phil Streible says gold is gaining more than 1% on Monday amid strong technical support and fears that Ukrainian bonds may default.
World Gold Council managing director of investment Will Rhind doesn't expect the 2013 pace of ETF selling to continue into 2014.
Gold prices are slightly lower ahead of the release of the Fed's latest policy-making minutes. However, the yellow metal is up about 10% for 2014. Joe Deaux reports.
Even after last year's rally and January's dip, the chart for the S&P looks bullish, says Schaeffer's Investment Research Senior Technical Analyst Ryan Detrick.
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