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Morning Gold & Silver Report – 4/25/2014

GOLD CROSSES $1,300 AS UKRAINE –RUSSIA TENSIONS INCREASE

News coming out of the Ukraine is driving Gold up and stocks down. On Thursday, Ukrainian troops killed several pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels. Russian troops began training exercises with a mission to close Ukrainian borders. If you have money in Russia or the Ukraine, chances are you have been doing whatever you can to get it out of the country. Standard & Poor’s cut the currency rating on Russia as a result of all this capital leaving the country. "In our view, the tense geopolitical situation between Russia and Ukraine could see additional significant outflows of both foreign and domestic capital from the Russian economy and hence further undermine already weakening growth prospects," the ratings agency warned.

Gold demand could get a boost in the United Kingdom as the regulatory agency, Financial Conduct Authority, is reviewing whether to add physical Gold bullion to its list of “standard assets”.  “It should lead to an increased demand for gold and to gold being on the radar of more mainstream investors,” Mark O’Byrne, a director at Dublin-based precious metals dealer, said. “If that happened, it would contribute to gold being seen almost as a mainstream asset.” In 1980, 20 percent of investment funds were allocated to Gold and now that number is 2-3 percent, which would indicate pent up demand for Gold. A decision is expected by the end of June.

At 9:00 a.m. (ET), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,301.80, Up $9.20.
  • Silver, $19.72, Down $0.02.
  • Platinum, $1,418.40, Up $8.80.
  • Palladium, $805.00, Up $1.70.
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