Gold

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Aussie markets hiccup on China slowdown fears

The Caixin China services PMI is out today and what is usually a pretty marginal indicator seems suddenly to have crystallised lurking China slowdown fears: The Caixin China Composite PMI™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) pointed to a weaker increase in total Chinese output at the end of the first quarter. At 52.1 in

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Dalian falls as PBOC tightens again

The pressure DCE is not abating with it down -1.5% at the open: The reason why be still more PBOC mortgage tightening, via Reuters: The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) will strictly check the source of down payments by individuals purchasing property in Beijing, the Beijing operations office of the Chinese central bank said in a

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Good ‘ol days return as Big Iron crashes

Dalian is open and soft but holding: The good ‘ol days return today as Big Iron is getting hosed: FMG is falling -5% and describing a superb head and shoulders topping pattern: The uptrend is broken but we’ll need to see it breach the $5.80 neckline before the topping pattern is confirmed. RIO has a

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Why is gold rising?

Macquarie does its best to explain:  The gold price settled today at $1,254/oz. Exactly one year ago it was $1,251/oz. That’s not the only similarity – in both cases the price rallied strongly in the new year after ending the previous year heading south as the Fed raised rates (14 December 2016 and 16