At 12PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were:
Gold price – $1,410.20
Silver price – $29.82
Platinum price - $1,706.50
Palladium price - $739.90
COMMENTARY: The psychological barrier attached to gold seems to have broken $1,400/oz. Gold for February delivery lost a few dollars after it looked poised to set a new futures record. Precious metals spot price records are somewhat subjective, anyway. Gold would need to reach $2,322/oz. to break its record when the prices are adjusted for inflation. A leading cause of gold’s slight dip is news of China’s plans to increase interest rates in an effort to stave off inflation.
Gold price is down $5.70 – Silver spot price is up $0.09 – Platinum price is down $8.10 – Palladium spot price is down $11.60
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