The first half of 2019 is in the history books and, after solid gains in the first quarter, stocks and bonds added to the bullish trend in Q2. Crude Oil was little changed and Gold was a bright spot as the commodities market saw mixed action over the past three months. Lastly, many interesting stories were told in the currency markets, including a 220% surge in Bitcoin.
Looking for volatility? Keep an eye on the metals market and the price action in Gold. While the yellow metal has been grinding higher over the past few months, wide intraday swings sent prices higher and lower last week. The wild action has some players wondering if Gold is ready to reach new highs.
Gold had an unusual 10 minutes midday on Friday. After spending the first hours within a $2 trading range, the price fell $10 as more than 65,000 contracts traded hands. That's the equivalent of 6.5 million ounces of gold - or $8.3 billion worth.
Where'd that kind of move come from?