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Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/5/2015

Economy On Decline; Gold’s Momentum Short-lived According to a Moody’s/CNBC survey, economists believe the U.S. economy shrank by 0.3 percent in the first quarter. Tuesday’s weak trade data was included in this percentage. The government reported last week the economy grew 0.2 percent, but the Commerce Department will revise the figures later this month. “Q1 likely contracted, than... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/1/2015

GOLD SLIDES FURTHER AS STOCKS CLIMB Gold hit a six-week low Friday due to the U.S. jobs report as well as continued speculation on the U.S. interest rate increase. Spot Gold last traded nearly 1 percent lower at $1,172.30 an ounce, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were down $10 an ounce. Earlier spot prices had Gold at $1,170.20, its lowest since March 20. “There is still fall-out from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee)-- there has been a hiccup in the U.S. recovery,... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/30/2015

JOBLESS CLAIMS AT 15-YEAR LOW; GOLD FALLS AS JOBS DATA BOOSTS DOLLAR New claims for jobless benefits fell to a 15-year low, remaining under 300,000, while consumer spending rose in March, which may signal a strengthening economy after a rough first quarter. The four week moving average, considered a better measure of the labor market, fell 1,250 to 283,750. Data showing an increase in Q1 Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/29/2015

METALS AWAIT FED STATEMENT; WEAK U.S. GDP DATA RELEASED Precious Metals fell slightly ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee statement, expected Wednesday.  Investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement on increasing interest rates after weak U.S. economic data pushed the dollar to a two-month low against other major currencies.  “However, any delay to the interest rates hike may cause more support t... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/28/2015

Greek Policy Criticized; Gold Hits Three-Week High Gold increased nearly one percent Tuesday after less than ideal U.S. data hit the dollar and weakened talks that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the coming months. The yellow metal rose to a three-week high after data showed U.S. consumer confidence in April dropped to its lowest level since December. “Market participants are focusing on the Fed meetin... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/27/2015

METALS BOOSTED AHEAD OF FED MEETING AS GREEK DEBT LOOMS Precious Metals are gaining momentum during morning trading hours. Gold prices have jumped more than $25 an ounce and Silver has increased nearly $1 per ounce as investors await news from this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting and continue to monitor Greek debt talks. Many do not expect a U.S. interest rate hike in June but more likely toward the end of the year. ING commodities analyst Hamza Khan said, “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/24/2015

GOLD STUMBLES AS STOCKS HOLD STEADY Gold is down for the third consecutive week on strong global equities and the timing of a suspected U.S. interest rate increase. Spot Gold was down 0.3 percent to $1,190.55 an ounce, while U.S. Gold futures for June delivery were down $4.30 an ounce. “The news this week in general has been Gold-friendly - weaker dollar, weaker U.S. data and Middle East tensions,” Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen said. “But Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/23/2015

GOLD EDGES UP ON SOFT DOLLAR; WALL STREET FLAT Gold edged above a three-week low Thursday after healthy U.S. housing data boosted expectations of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate increase. Data showing U.S. home sales climbed to an 18-month high caused the dollar to struggle and have many expecting an increased rate as early as June. A move by the Fed would provide more pressure on Gold. “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/15/2015

GOLD’S SAFE HAVEN APPEAL RETURNING; CRUDE SUPPLIES REMAIN HIGH Gold might be headed toward safe haven status on investor concern over whether Greece will resolve its debt crisis by the end of April. If they fail, they may be asked to exit the eurozone, which could create a bullish market for Precious Metals. “The (Gold) market is growing tired of watching the Greek saga, while tensions in Yemen, an element of sup... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/21/2015

Gold stresses over Dollar; Rate hike likely Gold remained below $1,200 an ounce Tuesday following its biggest one-day drop in a week, remaining under stress as the dollar rose and a rally in global equities diverted interest from the Precious Metal. European stocks rose nearly 1 percent after a strong session in Asia, as positive corporate earnings and China’s latest step to boost its economy pushed equities higher. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/20/2015

METALS FALL AS DOLLAR GETS BOOST FROM CHINA Precious Metals are on the decline Monday during morning trading hours.  As investors take in news there will be a new round of stimulus to boost the Chinese economy, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength while pressuring metals. LibertyView Capital Management president Rick Meckler said, “What's helped the market tod... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/17/2015

LOOMING RATE HIKE STILL AFFECTING GOLD Gold is back up above $1,200 an ounce Friday morning despite uncertainty the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. Since Gold generally works in negative correlation to the U.S. dollar, rising rates would boost the dollar while lifting the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion. “Expectation once again is for rate rises to be pushed out even later. September or October has been our base assumption for some time,... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/16/2015

GOLD FALLS ON DATA; U.S. HOUSING STARTS FALL WHILE JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE A weaker demand for physical metal along with positive U.S. factory data has Gold below $1,200 per once on Thursday. The positive factory data showing accelerated activity in April helped the dollar index, which can weigh on Gold, recover from lows against a basket of currencies.  Analysts still believe soft U.S. data may cause the Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/15/2015

GOLD UP ON LOWER DOLLAR; RIGHT TIME TO HIKE INTEREST RATES Gold climbed Wednesday after the U.S. dollar fell against other major currencies. “The dollar's retreat is mainly due to the weak U.S. economic data ...as long as we have weak economic figures out of the U.S., it is less likely that the [U.S. Federal Reserve] will start raising interest rates sooner rather than later,” Commerzbank analyst ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/14/2015

Gold Responds to Weaker Dollar; U.S. Economy in “Good Shape” Gold cut some of its earlier losses Tuesday as the U.S. dollar decreased in response to weaker-than-expected retail sales and producer price data. The Commerce Department said Tuesday retail sales increased .9 percent, which was below the 1 percent forecast by economists. “We expect Gold prices to head lower, due to a stronger dollar and improved risk senti... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/13/2015

METALS DOWN AS U.S. DOLLAR GAINS Precious Metal prices are slightly lower during morning trading hours, continuing their recent trend of give and take. A rise in the U.S. dollar provided a new round of pressure on metals as investors speculate on the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike.  Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists wrote Monday, “Despit... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/10/2015

GOLD UP, STILL PRESSURED BY DOLLAR Gold climbed 0.7 percent to $1,203.10 an ounce Friday morning despite heading for a fall on a stronger dollar and expectations the U.S. will see an interest rate hike this year. “We saw a technical move this morning that pushed prices above $1,200... but if we see some selling into the rally perhaps we can come back down again,” Mitsubishi Corp strategist Jonathan Butler said. Investor... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/9/2015

GOLD FALLS ON FED TALK, U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA Despite recent weak economic data, the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept alive expectations for an interest rate hike this year. Minutes from the Fed’s March meeting show they are keeping the option of a June interest rate hike. Gold fell more than 2 percent from Monday’s seven week high after U.S. jobs data gave expectations the Federal Reserve would delay a rate hike. “What happened after the ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/8/2015

GOLD HOLDS ABOVE $1,200 AN OUNCE; FED MINUTES RELEASED TODAY The U.S. Federal Reserve plans to release its March policy meeting minutes Wednesday, and investors anticipate remarks regarding when interest rates may increase. Gold is holding strong above $1,200 an ounce after soaring following the holiday weekend and Friday’s worse-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.  “We really need to break at least ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/7/2015

GOLD DIPS AS OIL RALLIES Gold dropped Tuesday as the U.S. dollar gained strength and global shares rose, but fears about a U.S. interest rate hike kept bullion close to a seven-week high. Precious Metals increased Monday to their highest since February 17, as non-farm payroll data fuelled expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may not increase rates this year. “Bulls are frustrated yet again to see rallies fade … mome... Read More

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