Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/18/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,369.20
  • Silver price - $28.90
  • Platinum price - $1,828.50
  • Palladium price - $812.90


COMMENTARY: Higher than expected inflation data from the UK pushed precious metal prices even further up today. In addition, the US Dollar slipped .46% while the Euro gained .55%. The debt crisis abroad and here at home continues to stay in the news. Neel Kashkari, a former Treasury official who headed up the 700 billion dollar “TARP”, said today that “our debt is starting to get away from us.” Kashkari, now a managing director at PIMCO, said in an interview that the difference in yields between 2 – and 30-year Treasuries have widened to an all time high. He further explained that confidence in US Treasuries could fall dramatically if the central bank continues to print money to buy bonds while at the same time we do nothing to tackle the US debt.

Gold spot price was up $7.20 – Silver spot was up 56 cents – Platinum spot price was up $13.50 – Palladium price was up $21.40

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US Dollar Prices are in USD

Precious Metal Prices
4/17/2014 3:01:26 AM EST

Metal Bid Ask Change
Gold $1,297.60 $1,299.60 ($5.90)
Silver $19.49 $19.59 ($0.09)
Platinum $1,426.90 $1,436.90 ($0.90)
Palladium $796.20 $801.20 ($2.10)
4/17/2014 3:01:26 AM EST

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