Daily Gold News: May 8 – Gold Price Fell Back Below $2,050

Gold retraced its rally after jobs data release; the market is back within a consolidation.

The gold futures contract lost 1.50% on Friday, May 5 as it retraced its Thursday’s rally following monthly jobs data release. On Thursday gold reached new medium-term high of $2,085.40 and on Friday it traded as low as $2,007. So the market went back to the month-long trading range.

In early March gold was selling off after the Fed Chief Powell’s hawkish testimony. Then it rebounded from the local low of around $1,813.

Today gold is trading slightly above its Friday’s closing price as we can see on the daily chart (the chart includes today’s intraday data):

Daily Gold News: May 8 – Gold Price Fell Back Below $2,050 - Image 1

The gold price is 0.3% higher this morning as it is trading along the $2,030 level. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 0.3% lower, platinum is 1.3% higher and palladium is 1.9% higher. So the main precious metals’ prices are mixed this morning.

Friday’s Nonfarm Payrolls release has been higher than expected at +253,000 and the Unemployment Rate number has been lower than expected at 3.4%. That led to a rally in stocks and decline in gold price. Today we will get the Final Wholesale Inventories release at 10:00 a.m.

Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for the next two trading days (EST Timezone).

Monday, May 8

  • 10:00 a.m. U.S. - Final Wholesale Inventories m/m
  • 2:00 p.m. U.S. - Loan Officer Survey
  • All Day, Eurozone - French Bank Holiday
  • All Day, U.K. - Bank Holiday

Tuesday, May 9

  • 6:00 a.m. U.S. - NFIB Small Business Index
  • 8:30 a.m. U.S. - FOMC Member Jefferson Speech
  • 12:05 a.m. U.S. - FOMC Member Williams Speech
  • Tentative, U.S. - IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism

Paul Rejczak
Stock Trading Strategist