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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2011

MOODY’S PUTS THE PRESSURE ON DEBT LIMIT TALKS The decision by Moody’s Investors Services to review the United State’s Aaa credit rating for a possible downgrade is adding even more pressure to the already-tense debt limit discussions between President Obama and Republican leaders. Interests both in this country and overseas (most nota... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2011

GOLD IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY YET AGAIN Gold is hovering above yesterday’s record-high close thanks to the fallout of Moody’s placing the U.S. bond rating on review.  Silver is also enjoying moderate gains of approximately 3%.  Yesterday’s Aden Report explained, “With one crisis following another, it’s not surprising that gold didn’t stay down long.  ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/13/2011

MOODY’S PLACES U.S. BOND RATING ON REVIEW – Citing the “rising possibility” that political leaders in the U.S. won’t come to an agreement on raising the debt limit, Moody’s Investors Service has placed the AAA bond rating currently held by the U.S. on review for a possible downgrade. At the same time, discussions between GOP leaders and President Obama on rai... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/13/2011

BERNANKE IMPLIES QE3 LIKELY Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, had a congressional hearing today and spoke about a number of different topics. The biggest component to his testimony, was the implication that QE3 is likely to occur. He said, "The possibility remains that the recent economic weakness may prove more persistent than expected and that deflationary risks might reemerge, implying a need for additional policy support." The economy is expected to grow “a... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – July 13,2011

GOLD PRICES HIT A RECORD HIGH - Gold prices climbed to record highs this morning hitting $1,579.70. This is happening as global equity markets strengthened overnight and the U.S. stock marke... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/12/2011

GOLD ENDS THE DAY HIGH BASED ON DEBT CRISIS FEARS With fears that the debt crisis facing Greece would soon spread to Spain and Italy, gold prices soared, spurred by investors looking for a safe haven investment. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner declared today that he wants an agreement in place with Congress on raising the U.S. debt limit no later than the end of nex... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/12/2011

Precious metals are trading steady as earlier today oil was still trending towards its third straight day of losses.  It has now begun to gain, taking gold with it. The Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/12/2011

CONTAGION FEARS HOLD MARKETS HOSTAGE As the euro weakens against the dollar, the price of gold is mostly suppressed.  This is the case this morning as gold is flat.  However, when priced in the euro, gold is at an all-time high for the second day in a row.  The fear that the debt crisis Greece is currently facing will spread to other weak... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/11/2011

GOLD CONTINUES UPWARD AMID EQUITIES LOSSES – Concern over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis pushed gold up today, aided by a significant drop in stock prices.  Italy and Spain seem to be in ever-increasing trouble lately. In the last few trading days the interest rates investors demand to loan money to the two governments skyrocketed, indic... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/11/2011

OBAMA BEARS DOWN ON DEBT CEILING TALKS  With the August 2nd deadline for the U.S. to raise the debt ceiling and avoid defaulting on the national debt steadily coming closer, President Obama said in a news conference this morning that he “will refuse to sign any short-term deficit deal.” The President indicated that he would be meeting daily with Washing... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/11/2011

ARE WE GETTING TALLER? THE CEILING SEEMS CLOSER. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, is advising that we keep a close watch on Italy, as the market measures of Italian sovereign risk rose sharply last week. On Friday, the credit spread on five-year instruments spiked 30 basis points in one day, which is a very significant amount for a country with Italy’s economic and financial standing. The stocks of Italia... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/8/2011

METAL MARKETS BOOM ON SAFE HAVEN BUYING – The horrible jobs data released today broke a long winning streak in stocks and caused many investors to flee to safe haven assets like gold.  Most investors look at long term price movements when buying physical metals, Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/8/2011

JOBS REPORT ANEMIC DESPITE PREDICTIONS - The big story affecting the market today is non-farm payroll data for June being worse than it was in May; in fact, June saw the fewest number of jobs added in nine months.  Expectations for June were that 90,000 or more jobs would be added, but when only 18,000 new jobs came in, the disparity between reality and predictions sent the markets into retreat.  Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/8/2011

DISMAL JOBS REPORT STUNS INVESTORS, BOOSTS GOLD Before the release of the nonfarm payrolls report this morning, economists’ consensus was for a gain of 125,000 jobs in June, with unemployment staying at 9.1%.  Gold prices were down slightly in anticipation of the report, and the dollar strengthened amid the optimism.  Yet again, th... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/7/2011

GOLD HOLDS RELATIVELY STEADY AS INVESTORS’ FEARS ARE CALMED – Gold prices were relatively flat today, as news rolled about employment data, anti-inflationary measures by the European Central Bank, aid for Portugal, among others.  Stocks continued their run up on the news, with gold up slightly. Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/7/2011

GOLD BENEFITS FROM FLIGHT TO QUALITY Precious metals are trading steadily today, with silver making a small gain, after news of jobless claims falling by 14,000 to 418,000.  Oil also rose after the jobless data was released with ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/7/2011

PRIVATE JOBS UP; ECB RAISES RATES The private sector added 157,000 jobs from May to June according to this morning’s ADP report. Although still not enough to make a significant dent in the unemployment rate (which remained at 9.1%), it did beat forecasts.  Gold has recovered from early-morning losses and joined silver in the black. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/6/2011

GOLD AS AN INSURANCE Precious metals are trading higher today on continued news of the U.S. coming ever closer to the debt ceiling while there is still no deal in sight.  News that also helped push the metals today is that of the Portugal credit downgrade, reviving fears of a eurozone debt contagion.  George Gero, the precious metals strategist at RBC Capit... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/6/2011

GOLD MARCHES FORWARD – DOLLAR LEADING CHARGE? The U.S. dollar is strengthening, thanks in part to the euro slipping on news of Portugal’s debt rating being slashed (EU officials are blasting ratings agencies for anti-European bias), the end of ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – July 6,2011

THE FOUR STRUCTURAL HEADWINDS FACING THE US ECONOMY - In an article published on Monday, PIMCO CEO and co-CIO, Mohamed El-Erian, presented his view of the four structural headwinds facing the US economy. First is the housing market. Nearly three years after the global financial crisis, the US housing market has still not set a bottom and this under... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/5/2011

GREECE WELCOMES PORTUGAL TO JUNK RATING TERRITORY – Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the Portugal’s debt to junk this afternoon, a move that happened only months ago for Greece.  Moody’s is the first ratings agency to move Portugal’s debt to less than investment grade.  Reflecting the sentiment that the euro zone is no where near the end of the crisis, Rob... Read More

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