In a trading pattern that has become all too familiar, almost the minute the US session began on Comex today, the price of gold was sold down by almost $40 an ounce to trade at a five month low of around the $1600 an ounce.
It was not that long ago when Greece was the main concern of global investors, but already most of us have already forgotten about that on-going saga. Now, the global financial crisis has moved from Greece to Spain, with Italy waiting to join this elite club.
Barely a week after financial leaders and leading politicians of the Eurozone were supposed to agree on a plan to help solve the problems in the Eurozone, credit rating agency Fitch has claimed that in the absence of a 'comprehensive solution', the crisis will persist and likely be punctuated by episodes of severe financial market volatility that is a particular source of risk to the sovereign governments of those countries with levels of public debt.
The price of gold pushed through and held above the key resistance level of $1700 an ounce last week, as the US dollar dropped sharply due to the euphoria from Europe about the agreement made at the Euro Summit in Brussels.