Gold Settled $11.50 Higher ... ($1667.30)

Today's April Gold Futures traded a $17.80 technical range.

Higher Crude Oil prices helped to support higher precious metals prices.

An article released from (Jerusalem) Associated Press stated Israel views the threat posed by nuclear-armed Iran with greater urgency than the rest of the world, Israel's Defense minister said Monday. Ehud Barak also reiterated recent Israeli assessments that Iran's nuclear program is on the verge of becoming immune to disruption by a possible military strike. The remarks are likely to fuel already rampant speculation that a military strike is imminent.

A warring environment is normally 'bullish Gold especially in an Oil producing region.

April Crude Oil futures traded as high as $108.24 per barrel as of this posting...

ECONOMIC DATA 3/19/12

HOUSING STARTS AND PERMITS................7:30 AM.CST.

MY SWING NUMBERS

APRIL GD

RESISTANCE # 2....................$1681.00

RESISTANCE # 1....................$1674.00

PIVOT...................................$1663.00

SUPPORT # 1........................$1656.00

SUPPORT # 2........................$1645.00

VOLUME...............................161, 000

MAY SILVER

RESISTANCE # 2.....................$33.56

RESISTANCE # 1.....................$33.27

PIVOT....................................$32.80

SUPPORT # 1......................... $32.49

SUPPORT # 2......................... $32.04

VOLUME................................36,000

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