Gold Settles $9.90 Higher ... ($1741.20)

Today's April Gold Futures traded a very choppy and volatile $27.20 range as the European Union's fragility has traders scrambling to form their trading strategies. The news from the Euro region remains sketchy at best. Early on in the trading session we had heard that the Greek government had agreed to tougher austerity measures and their budget. This along with Higher Crude oil prices helped fuel the early precious metals rally. April Gold traded as high as $1755.50 per ounce early in the trading session. Mid to late in the trading session reports from

The Associated Press (Brussels) released a statement from Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble raising concerns that the austerity measures were not sufficient, (Below)

      Brussels -- (AP) Germany's finance minister says a deal between Greek party leaders on new spending cuts appears to not yet fulfilled all the conditions for a euro130 billion ($173 billion bailout. Wolfgang Schaeuble says that The agreement, as far as I understand, is not at a stage where it can be signed off.

     Schaeuble says the conditions for the bailout include bringing Greece's debt level down to 120 percent of GDP by 2020, limiting official rescue loans to euro130 billion and getting approval from the Greek parliament.

     He said 'Those general requirements are not fulfilled yet.

MY SWING NUMBERS 2/10

APRIL GOLD

RESISTANCE # 2.......... $1767.00

RESISTANCE # 1.......... $1756.00

PIVOT......................... $1742.00

SUPPORT # 1...............$1728.00

SUPPORT # 2...............$1715.00

VOLUME......................151,000

MARCH SILVER

RESISTANCE # 2............$34.78

RESISTANCE # 1............$34.35

PIVOT...........................$34.01

SUPPORT # 1.................$33.57

SUPPORT # 2.................$33.23

VOLUME..................... 55,000

THE WEEKLY INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS WAS 358,000. THIS WAS BETTER THAN THE 370,000 THAT WAS PROJECTED.

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