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Weekly Gold & Silver Market Recap – 9/19/2014

Precious Metals suffered their third straight week of losses as strength in the U.S. dollar and an ongoing rally for the U.S. dollar weighed heavily on Gold and Silver.  Gold will end the week at its lowest level in eight months while the Silver price plummeted below $18 an ounce leaving it at a four-year low.  Much of the downward pressure that metals have experienced in recent weeks comes from speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates as earlier as ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/19/2014

DOLLAR REALIZES 10TH STRAIGHT WEEK OF GAINS; GOLD FEELS PRESSURE Precious Metals have fallen again during morning trading as the U.S. dollar and equities markets continue to surge.  “Money continues to move into equities, and there is more optimism about the U.S. economy,” Vision Financial Markets director of metal tradin... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/19/2014

FAILED SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE BID BOOSTS STOCKS A ‘no’ vote for independence in Scotland has boosted stocks around the globe, with Precious Metals keeping their typical negative correlation with the stock market in tact by turning downward. The U.S. dollar is also stronger in early-morning trade, continuing its run to a fresh 8-year high. MKS SA head of trading Afshin Nabavi said, “Physical demand is sta... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/18/2014

GOLD STEADIES ON SHORT COVERING The Gold price steadied this afternoon as a round of short covering helped level the spot price following Wednesday’s dip that saw the yellow metal retreat to its lowest level since January.  Traders interpreted yesterday’s post Federal Open Market Committee meeting commentary to mean... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/18/2014

FED WIPES OUT 2014 GOLD PRICE GAINS At the moment, Gold prices look like they are between a rock and a hard place. Both Gold and equity prices were expected to react negatively if the Federal Reserve statement indicated interest rates would rise sooner than expected. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen said rates would remain low for a “considerable time,” this should have been positive for Gold... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/18/2014

INTEREST RATE EXPECTATIONS PRESSURE GOLD Hints from the Federal Reserve that interest rates could be rising ahead of schedule caused the Gold price to hit an 8 1/2 month low in overnight trading. The U.S. dollar, conversely, jumped to a four-year high. Mistubishi Corp analyst Jonathan Butler said, “Gold wiped out pretty much all the gains from very early January ... I think that was to be expected given... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/17/2014

METALS TAKE HIT AS FED STAYS THE COURSE Precious Metals are on the decline in afternoon trading. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement they will keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” has pressured the metals. However, some traders are already moving on and expect the vote on Scotland’s independence to affect Gold’s direction... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/17/2014

ALL EYES AWAIT FED NEWS CONFERENCE Gold and Silver prices are showing little movement, while the U.S. stock market is losing early morning momentum, as all eyes await the Federal Reserve statement scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. (ET). Thirty minutes after the release of the Fed statement, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will conduct a news conference. "I guess the market is anticipating a loosey-go... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/17/2014

GOLD FLAT AHEAD OF FED DECISION Gold is mostly flat in early-morning trading ahead of a Federal Reserve decision at the conclusion of its policy meeting. VTB Capital analyst Andrey Kryuchenkov mentioned that regardless of the Fed’s likely attempts to talk down interest rate speculation, “The dollar is going to remain stronger against the euro and that is what really impacts the metal.” HSBC noted that t... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/16/2014

INTEREST RATE SPECULATION REMAINS FOCUS OF BULLION INVESTORS Gold received a mild bump in price today as the monthly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting got underway.  Many experts have speculated that the Federal Reserve is ready to begin raising interest rates, which is the reason for the yellow metal’s recent decline.  “The wording of ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/16/2014

CHINESE CENTRAL BANK MAY BE BUYING MORE GOLD Many emerging countries have been buying Gold in order to increase the Gold allocation of their foreign reserve currency. China may soon follow. The Chinese have not reported their Gold holdings since 2009. At that time, the Chinese central bank was the sixth largest holder of Gold but at the same time Gold only represented 1.1 percent of their foreign reserve currency. China maintains the world’s largest foreign-exchange reserves... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/16/2014

METALS GAIN MOMENTUM AHEAD OF FED MEETING Precious Metals are higher through early morning trading. Although Gold has struggled recently, investors await an announcement Wednesday from the Federal Reserve’s two day policy meeting to make their next move. Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Lewis said, “(The) market focus is more on the language of the Fed and whether it will remove that reference to 'considerable time' before any rate increase. But if there is any Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/15/2014

GOLD REMAINS STEADY AS INVESTORS AWAIT FED MEETING Precious Metals prices are treading water ahead of this week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting.  The monthly policy summit will convene to discuss the future of U.S. monetary policy as set forth by the Federal Reserve.  General speculation that this week’s meeting could yield action by the Fed to begin raising U.S. in... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/15/2014

CHINA’S INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT SLIPS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS Even investors who do not pay attention to Chinese economic activity should take note of recent data showing Chinese industrial output growth in August slipped to its lowest level since the global financial crisis of 2008. Other Chinese economic data such as property, investment and retail released on the same day also point to slower growth. Chinese officials are downplaying these nu... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/15/2014

GOLD UP AHEAD OF FED MEETING Gold’s negative correlation to stocks is in play this morning as the yellow metal rests near an 8-month low. The key news this week is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled to conclude Wednesday, with a policy decision and press conference to follow. ABN Amro analyst Georgette Boele said, “Gold's losses on Friday were mostly due to the dollar's rally... ... Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Recap – 9/12/2014

GOLD & SILVER PRICES FALL ON A STRENGTHENING U.S. DOLLAR & EASING GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS Gold and Silver prices took a big step back this week with prices dropping from Monday’s opening prices. The loose monetary policies in Europe, China and Japan continue to de-value their currencies and conversely drive the U.S. dollar to highs we have not seen as of late. Safe-haven appeal is moving out of other currencies and into the U.S. dollar.  Safe-haven concer... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/12/2014

GOLD DECLINES ON POSITIVE U.S. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK As the U.S. economy continues to show signs of growth and stability, safe haven assets such as Gold are feeling the pressure.  The yellow metal dropped to an eight month low this morning on news such as September’s consumer confidence, which a Bloomberg survey of economists showed was b... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/12/2014

GOLD TO BECOME ‘USEFUL INDICATOR’ ONCE AGAIN The Gold price fell to a 7 1/2 month low in overnight trading on interest rate speculation and a stronger U.S. dollar. UBS said in a note, “For much of this year, investors and speculators struggled to have a clear Gold call, either of a long or short persuasion, and the metal's direction has been determined more by technicals, positioning and momentum, amids... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/11/2014

SILVER DIPS TO 14-MONTH LOW Precious Metals continue their descent as further speculation regarding a hike in U.S. interest rates has pressured bullion prices.  Gold has fallen to a 7 1/2 month low while Silver has dipped to its lowest level in 14 months.  With concerns over geopolitical turmoil easing over the last week, the ex... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/11/2014

GOLD, SILVER PRICES CONTINUE SLIDE ON STRONG DOLLAR The U.S. dollar is trading at a 14-month peak today, while, expectedly, Gold is at a 7 1/2 month low. In fact, all Precious Metals are lower in morning trading as the unexpected rise in U.S. jobless claims could not offset the perceived easing of tensions in Ukraine. "Broadly speak... Read More

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