At 4:15 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals prices were:
Gold price – $1420.60
Silver price – $35.96
Platinum price – $1779.50
Palladium price – $762.40
COMMENTARY: The natural disasters in Japan have crippled the country. The concern now lies in the recovery as the U.S. has been asked for military aid in helping crowd control as well as providing assistance in the cool down of an over-active nuclear reactor. President Obama called the Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and offered “whatever assistance is needed.”
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