Gold Settled $18.20 Higher ... ($1660.50)

Today's June Gold futures traded a bullish $19.50 range as a weaker U.S Dollar, short covering, and some bargain price buying helped to fuel the rally in the precious metals today.

Once again the Initial Jobless Claims data was worse than projected. The U.S Department of Labor released 388,000 initial claims worse than the 375,000 that was predicted.

The precious metals also benefited from higher Crude Oil prices as the June Crude Oil futures traded as high as $104.92 a barrel today. Technically the Gold broke through some key resistance levels including the $1450.00 & $1460.00 levels while closing just $1660.00 for the session. Traders will be eyeing on tomorrow's economic data before choosing their Friday trading strategies. So far we have had range of $38.40 from low to high. Today we traded as high as $1662.00 which is also the weekly high so far...

May Silver futures covered a .66.5 cent range closing .85.1 cents higher ($31.20.7 per ounce).

ECONOMIC DATA 4/27

EMPLOMENT COST INDEX................7:30 AM.CST.

GDP................................................7:30 AM CST.

MY SWING NUMBERS 4/27

JUNE GOLD

RESISTANCE # 2............$1675.00

RESISTANCE # 1............$1667.00

PIVOT...........................$1655.00

SUPPORT # 1.................$1648.00

SUPPORT # 2.................$1635.00

VOLUME........................166,000

MAY SILVER

RESISTANCE # 2............$31.71

RESISTANCE # 1............$31.48

PIVOT...........................$31.04

SUPPORT # 1.................$30.83

SUPPORT # 2.................$30.37

VOLUME..................... 66,000

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