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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/16/2011

WEAK ECONOMIC DATA OUT OF GERMANY SENDS GOLD PRICES SOARING In overnight trading activity, gold and silver prices have risen sharply on reports of slow Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth out of Germany. Slower than expected growth out of Germany is viewed as another indicator of a slowing global economy. Investor appetite for risk has abated, as equity markets are down worldwide and U.S. stock market futures are off by triple digits. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2011

US STOCKS RALLY TODAY; GERMAN CHANCELLOR RESISTS SO-CALLED “EUROBONDS” Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report posted by APMEX at 1:15 PM, the spot price of gold has risen from $1,769.00 to $1,770.50 (up $25.90 overall for the day) and the spot price of silver has risen from $39.69 to $40.04 (up $0.82 for the day). Reversing the massive drop seen la... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2011

ECB BUYS BONDS The European Central Bank announced that last week it began buying Italian and Spanish securities. According to Christoph Rieger, head of fixed-income strategy at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, “The market optimists will interpret this number as good news as it underscores the ECB’s resolve…Equally, the pessimists will point out that... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2011

40th Anniversary of Coming off the Gold Standard! Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon signed into a law a bill that would take the United States off the gold standard and signal to the rest of the world the end of the Bretton Woods agreement. The Bretton Woods agreement had fixed the price of the U.S. dollar to gold and the pri... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/12/2011

Wild Week of Ups & Downs Ends on a High Note This was one of the most volatile weeks for the stock market in recent memory, but with today’s 125 point gain, stocks are only down 1% for the week. Gold prices were down sharply for most of the day, but have rallied back up towards even as we come to the close.... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/12/2011

CONSUMER SENTIMENT WORSE THAN EXPECTED A 30 year old low has been reached as the preliminary index of consumer sentiment slumped to 54.9. The projected number was 62 as of this morning but the official report has a much wider margin. The weak employment data and volatility in the markets lead a lot of economists to be... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/12/2011

GOOD NEWS IN U.S., EUROPE NOT TEMPERING DEMAND FOR SAFE HAVEN Retail sales for July increased by 0.5%, allowing stock futures to add to gains this morning.  Another closely-watched report to be released this morning is the University of Michigan’s August index of consumer sentiment.  Expectations are that sentiment will have fallen to 62.0 from 63... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/11/2011

TRADERS OPTIMISTIC AS JOBS DATA PROVIDES A GLIMMER OF HOPE – In another rollercoaster day, stocks have closed significantly higher while gold and silver are down slightly.  The jobless data, released this morning, helped to ease some fears that the U.S. was headed over the cliff of a double-dip recession.  The report showed initial unemployment claims to state agencies wer... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/11/2011

STOCKS ARE UP – GOLD TAKES A STEP BACK Gold and silver are trading down today while the stock market is staging a small recovery.  Treasury prices are falling, with yields rising from near-record lows while traders look to stocks for riskier assets after the rally.  Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/11/2011

JOBLESS CLAIMS DIP BUT U.S. TRADE DEFICIT WIDENS New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 7,000, thus reaching a four month low. This was a better than expected result as expectations were for a slight upswing in benefits claims. The current seasonally adjusted total is 395,000. The four-week moving average for claims, which is considered to be the most important measure, dropped 3,250 to 405,00... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/10/2011

U.S. STOCKS FALL AMID EUROPEAN DEBT WORRIES; GOLD PRICES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS Stocks in the U.S. fell to their lowest level in nearly a year as a result of general concerns about the overall global economy and specific concerns that the European sovereign-debt crisis won’t be adequately contained. The Dow closed with a 4.6% (520-point) drop, and the ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/10/2011

MARKETS’ OUTLOOK WORSENS The stock market has taken a downward turn, erasing the gains of yesterday, largely due to the relatively negative information coming out regarding France’s Societe General. Societe General is viewed as the largest bank in France and has seen a 21% decline. Bank of America and other large financial institutions are feeling the stock market pinch. ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/10/2011

DOES YESTERDAY’S FED STATEMENT MAKE QE3 MORE LIKELY? According to Goldman Sachs, the answer would be yes. In a statement yesterday, chief economist at Goldman, Jan Hatzius said, "we now see a greater-than-even chance that the FOMC will resume quantitative easing later this year or in early 2012. We have changed our call beca... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/9/2011

STOCKS RECOVER FROM YESTERDAY’S SELLOFF BUT BERNANAKE SAYS ECONOMY IS AT RISK – Stocks rose sharply today, recovering much of yesterday’s losses.  Gold held steady, still viewed by many as a safe haven asset in times of volatility.  The big news of the day was the release of the report from the Federal Open Markets Committee, a decision-making pan... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/9/2011

FED MAY HAVE A LOT TO SAY TODAY The stock market is rebounding on the hope the Federal Reserve will come out with measures to help buoy the current economic condition facing the United States. The meeting is set for later this afternoon (2:15 pm ET) and speculation is mounting that Chairman Ben Bernanke may announce steps to ramp up g... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/9/2011

FOMC MEETING TO BRING NEWS OF QE3? U.S. stock futures are pointing to big gains this morning, a day after the 6th-worst drop in the Dow in history.  All eyes are once again on the Fed Open Markets Committee meeting today, as investors await news of another round of quantitative easing.  The FOMC meeting was originally not... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/8/11

DOW GIVES UP 634 POINTS – GOLD PRICES SOAR The U.S. stock market plunged today, fueling speculation that the Fed is going to be pressured to take action. This was the worst day since the credit crisis began last Monday and sent the Dow below 11,000. Few expect that the Fed would engage in another round of bond buying, (although it is an option), but they could choose to re-invest proceeds from maturing bonds into ... Read More

Mid–Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/8/2011

GOLD CLEARS $1700 AS EQUITY MARKETS SINK Gold prices are surging nearly 3%, as the U.S. Stock market heads the opposite direction. Gold prices continue to climb on the debt fears not only facing the U.S., but in the euro zone as well. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) move to purchase Italian and Spanish bonds has not calmed the markets. “Investors are looking upon the ECB bond-buying as the first steps towards th... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/8/2011

FRIDAY NIGHT’S NEWS ROCKS GLOBAL MARKETS After nearly 4 months on CreditWatch Negative, the sovereign credit rating of the U.S. was downgraded by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) late Friday night. Citing political bickering and an insufficient plan to stabilize the economy, the U.S. credit rating was changed to ‘AA+’ from the top-notch ‘AAA’ for the first time in history. S&P was the only one of the three major c... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/5/2011

DOLLAR FALLS AGAINST THE EURO; WALL STREET ENDS WORST WEEK SINCE 2008 Media reports out today that the European Central Bank (ECB) plans start purchasing Italian bonds caused the dollar to fall against the euro in trading this afternoon. Other currencies including the franc (Switzerland) and the yen (Japan) also outperformed the dollar as fears about the state of t... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/5/2011

POLITICIANS TAKING HEAT FOR DOWNTURNED GLOBAL ECONOMY The root cause of global market conditions is seen by a number of economists as a direct failure of politicians, globally, to tackle their excessive sovereign debt problems. George Magnus, Senior Economic Adviser at UBS in London, said, "People have just become spooked by a crass failure of political leadership…Th... Read More

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APMEX’s ‘Market Reports’ provide our readers with a review of spot price activity and some of the factors that may be affecting the market for precious metals, three times during the trading day. While the information is obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or its completeness and we encourage you to conduct your own investigation prior to making any decision based on the information. The "News and Commentaries" are not intended as a comprehensive discussion and there may be other factors that may be affecting the financial marketplace. These "News and Commentaries" are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by APMEX to hold, to purchase or to sell any precious metal product. All orders, all purchases and all sales, if any, are subject to the terms of the User Agreement and other applicable policies.

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