2 Stocks Surging as Gold Prices Hit Record Highs

GOLD and RGLD are both eyeing third-straight wins

Digital Content Manager
Apr 1, 2024 at 12:47 PM
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Gold stocks are on the rise, with the yellow metal surging to a record high earlier today on the heels of February's personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, which was in line expectations and fueled hopes of interest rate cuts. In response, Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) and Royal Gold Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD) are on the rise today.

GOLD was last seen up 1.3% to trade at $16.85 -- its highest level since January. The security is on track for a third-straight gain, and has cleared a confluence of moving averages sitting above. The shares have added 18.4% in the last six months.

Call volume is today running at double the intraday average volume, with 43,000 bullish bets exchanged so far, compared to 8,175 puts. The most popular contract is the weekly 6/21 17-strike call.

RGLD is also higher, last seen up 0.8% to trade at $122.82, also heading for its third consecutive win and trading at its highest level since January. The stock toppled its 80-day moving average after spending most of 2024 underneath, and is now swinging above its year-to-date breakeven mark.

At the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Cboe Volatility Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), RGLD's 50-day call/put volume ratio of 4.99 sits higher than 97% of readings from the past year, showing calls being picked up at a much faster-than-usual rate.

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