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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/9/2014

METALS, EQUITY MARKETS HIGHER AFTER FED MINUTES

The Gold price moved into positive territory while the stock market spiked following the release of the minutes from the March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. "All the [U.S. Federal Reserve] knows right now is they are going to taper unless something massive happens in a negative way. This is a very accommodative Fed; Taper was accommodative plus, plus, now it's accommodative plus. We're not even near the territory of actual tightening," Zachary Karabell, head of global strategy at Envestnet, said. Silver prices rebounded slightly, but are still down for the day.

The U.S. dollar did not fare so well after the FOMC meeting, as the Fed’s accommodative tone extended the dollar’s loss versus the euro. There was much speculation that higher rates would appear in 2015, but for now those fears have diminished. The minutes showed the Fed feared the market could overreact to an upward shift in expectations. They also did away with the benchmark of 6.5 percent unemployment as a sign of recovery. The market reaction indicates that investors believe the Fed will keep interest rates lower for longer.

At 4:00 p.m. (ET), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,314.30, Up $3.20.
  • Silver, $19.90, Down $0.21.
  • Platinum, $1,442.80, Up $1.10.
  • Palladium, $783.90, Up $7.00.

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