I will have more on that huge USDA report later on, after I can find my stomach and my head, both of which are still spinning after seeing those numbers.
For the immediate time being, let me just put up a quick chart of the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index so that the reader can see for his/her self how much damage has been done to the complex. With crude oil collapsing lower today and with the grains imploding in reaction to an overwhelming bearish report, there was little to support the various commodity indices.
The GSCI not only confirmed a double top on the charts but has now lost all of its gains on the year and has gone negative.
Gold bulls has best rejoice in the woes in the Portuguese bank sector and the turmoil in Israel ( one has to feel sadness for those folks having to endure that sort of thing ) along with the Iraq mess, because that is what is keeping gold afloat right now as the prices for tangibles are sinking.
Rising commodity prices tend to support higher gold prices just as sinking commodity prices tend to undercut its price. Safe haven bids are still at work however due to the events mentioned above. Any change in those and gold bulls had best watch out!
Here is the chart... It is not pretty. The price has collapsed vertically over the last three weeks.
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