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Mid-day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/2/2011

ZERO JOBS GROWTH = LACK OF CONFIDENCE Precious metals have remained steady since the Morning Gold & Silver Market Report. Precious metals are up for the day based on the relatively poor jobs report this morning. Talk of recession tends to stoke the safe haven appeal of precious metals when disappointing news hits the market, since stocks and oil tumbles. M... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/2/2011

August Jobs Report is a Big Fat Goose Egg Gold and silver prices have risen overnight, in anticipation of another lackluster jobs report. The U.S. stock market futures are falling on the same expectations. The report just came out at 7:30 AM (CT) and once again the number falls below expectations. Most projections were for between 68,000 -71,000 new jobs created, but there were no gains and unemployment holds at 9.1%. Gold and s... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/1/2011

PREDICTIONS SAY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 9% Precious metals are trading slightly lower today, partly thanks to the U.S. dollar strengthening.  Investors likely took profits in gold and stayed out of stocks, waiting on Friday’s jobs report.  As a result of the dollar rallying, gold looks more expensive to other countries.  Director of Tac... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/1/2011

DATA BOOSTS CONFIDENCE, GREECE STILL JEOPARDIZED Since the Morning Gold & Silver Market Report, precious metals have generally stayed the course. Gold has slipped a little based on hope of another round of quantitative easing, as well as the better-than-expected manufacturing and jobs data. This morning most analysts had predicted a drop below 50 on the In... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/1/2011

JOBLESS CLAIMS MIXED; LAGARDE SHOWS BACKBONE U.S. stock futures are pointing to a low start for Wall Street this morning, after a night of mixed trading that now has precious metals mostly flat.  Losses in stock futures were pared after the weekly jobless claims report showed a drop of 12,000 claims from last w... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/31/2011

FED PRESIDENT HINTS AT STIMULUS POLICY, BUT DISSENTION IS STRONG Precious metals are closing the day close to where they opened, with all prices moving less than 1% for the day.  Today’s price movement, or lack thereof, indicates indecision in the market.  Double-dip recession fears still pervade the market, but at the same time, many investors are moving into riskier assets, pursuing a value investment in what they see as underpriced equities. Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/31/2011

S&P GIVES SUBPRIME LOANS HIGHER RATING THAN U.S. Precious metals are trading higher since early morning trading despite the rise in the stock markets.  The better-than-expected numbers of the Chicago PMI and factory orders seem to have restored some faith and quelled consumer fears of a double-dip recession.  Even Europe’s markets closed much higher today.  Histo... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/31/2011

PRIVATE JOBS REPORT DISAPPOINTS; INVESTORS OPTIMISTIC In overnight trading, global stocks were largely higher (along with platinum and palladium), while gold and silver were mainly flat.  U.S. stock futures are still up after the slightly disappointing ADP Private-Sector Jobs report, which showed a gain of 91,000 jobs this month.  Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/30/2011

Gold traded slightly higher this afternoon after surging in morning trading, closing up more than 2%.  Stocks fell back from their peak this afternoon while gold continued to climb.  Silver also made solid gains and also closed higher by almost 2%. The minutes from the meeting of the Federal Open Markets Committee were released this... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/30/2011

S&P “CLOSELY MONITORS” EUROPE FOR DOUBLE DIP RECESSION Precious metals are still trading higher today, with gold and silver down slightly from this morning’s highs.  News of consumer confidence deteriorating and the Case-Shiller index declining has spurred precious metals buying.  Also contributing to higher precious metals prices are the continued rumors of qua... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/30/2011

“LITTLE TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT” WITH ECONOMY Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium were mostly flat in overnight trading, but have recently swung higher.  U.S. stock futures are pointing to a low start for Wall Street, as investors await the release of economic data regarding consumer confidence.  Consumer confidence is expect... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/24/2011

GREEK STOCKS SHOOT UP, BUT FINLAND WANTS COLLATERAL; CHINA’S GOLD BUGS KEEP BUYING Gold closed out the day lower than it had last Friday, after experiencing both highs and lows that brought the price per ounce up over $1,840 per ounce and down to nearly $1,781 per ounce during intraday trading. Gold futures for December delivery ended down $5.70 for the day. Silver, platinum, and palladium ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/29/2011

STOCKS UP AGAIN ON STRONG ECONOMIC DATA, GOLD HOLDS RELATIVELY STEADY Gold has turned lower but only lost modest ground in morning trading. Losses were pared mostly due to some demand as a safe haven, although many investors are feeling more confident in riskier markets, pushing stocks up strongly. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/29/2011

Record Prices Only Increase Chinese Demand for Gold – Chinese investors are putting even more money into gold bars as gold prices rise. August is typically a slow month for Chinese jewelers, but many shops polled by Reuters in Shanghai are reporting solid gold sales for the month. "The surge in prices has sparked another gold-buying craze. The 50 gram and 100 gram gold bars were selling like hot cakes," said Ms.... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –8/26/2011

GOLD AND SILVER EXTEND GAINS Precious metals have pulled ahead of mid-day trading prices with gold now sitting comfortably above $60 gains on the day and silver up over $0.50.  Platinum and Palladium are also double-digits ahead on the day.  It was no surprise that Bernanke did not give very much information in his speech but he did open the door to the idea of easing in September.  Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report –8/26/2011

Fed Chairman Bernanke Punts until September As predicted by APMEX CEO, Michael Haynes, no new information emerged from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s morning briefing from Jackson Hole. Mr. Bernanke ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/26/2011

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, ALL EYES ON BERNANKE Gold prices pushed upwards in overnight trading, as the expectation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s highly anticipated speech is now that he will not signal that the Fed is ready for a third round of quantitative easing.  Silver has mainly tracked gold overnight, while platinum and palladium continue their bumpy road which closely follows the stock market. Douglas A. McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St. wrote t... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/25/2011

TO QE3 OR NOT QE3 THAT’S THE INVESTOR’S QUESTION Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, gold has maintained its position with positive gains for the day. The previous losses of gold were attributed in large part to the CME Group raising the margins on gold futures by 27%, which is its largest hike in 2 ½ years and the second increase this month. " Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/25/2011

STOCKS SLUMP; GOLD IN THE BLACK AGAIN Gold has turned the corner into positive territory after stocks tumbled thanks to the jobless claims report.  Also, as expected, most investors are focused on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech tomorrow morning, and nervousness is returning to the markets.  “Clearly there ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/25/2011

Gold Prices Continue to Move Down Overnight, then Stabilize in Early Morning Trading Gold price headed towards $1,700 in overnight trading, but is strengthening in early morning trading, now sitting above $1,730. Platinum prices were below $1,800, but have bounced back over $1,810. Silver and palladium have rallied from negative territory and currently sit positive. One year ago, as investors anxiously awaited Ben Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech, gold prices were at $950 per ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/24/2011

GOLD FALLS AS TRADERS CASH OUT, TAKE RISKIER BETS Gold fell substantially today as traders moved into riskier markets, like stocks, in anticipation of the announcement of a third round of quantitative easing. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson professor of finance and economics at Columbia Business School, and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors doesn’t believe QE3 will actually happen.... 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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