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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/19/2011

Gold Continues to Soar as Recession Fears Escalate - Gold, silver and platinum prices are all sharply higher in overnight trading. Gold prices and December gold futures all hit record highs. Overseas equity markets were battered again overnight and U.S. stock futures are poised for a negative opening. Yesterday was a day of more disappointing economic data in the U.S., so ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2011

VOLATILE MARKETS FALL AGAIN WHILE GOLD CONTINUES TO SHINE Gold has increased gains since the mid-day, and is edging closer to a 2% gain on the day.  Stocks and almost every commodity besides precious metals closed sharply lower today. Inflation indexes ticked higher last month, according to data released by the Fed.  The Consumer ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2011

PHILLY FED INDEX DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR ECONOMY Gold has added to gains this morning while silver has fluctuated slightly, but is overall flat since the morning.  The stock market, however, is sharply down (as much as 528 points) since the Philly Fed factory index was released this morning.  Investors are flocking to safe haven investments such as gold as the volatility of the stock market is at all-time highs. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2011

Stocks Plunge Overnight - Gold is Surging -World equity markets are plunging overnight and the European banks are the cause for concern. Major Banks across the euro zone are sharply lower, as the news broke that the European Central Bank lent $500 million Euros to a euro zone bank, that had not requested a loan since last February. Although no details were offered, the market reads this as another sign of escalating diffi... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/17/2011

GOLD BREAKS ANOTHER RECORD; MORGAN STANLEY ASIA WARNS CHINA MAY STOP BUYING U.S. TREASURIES Gold ended the day by hitting another record, finishing at $1793.80 per ounce, a gain of $8.80. This, after trading as high $1,797 earlier in the day, driven by investor apprehension over the debt crisis in Europe and an overall lack of confidence in the economy worldwide. Silver also ended... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/17/2011

SAFE HAVEN BUYING KEEPS GOLD STRONG; SILVER “CATCHING UP” Gold has continued to trade steady today with small gains from early morning prices as consumers look to venture back into stocks and take profits in gold as it nears $1,800.  Silver makes gains this afternoon “catching up to gold,” says George Gero, senior vice president at RBC Capital Ma... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/17/2011

EURO ZONE PLAN BRINGS NO RELIEF TO EQUITY MARKETS Overseas trading was mixed last night, while U.S. Stock futures are poised to open higher. Gold prices have continued to climb since yesterday’s gains. Silver, which has not experienced the same recent gains as gold, has also trended up the past several days and is once again above $40/oz. The highly anticipated meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday Read More

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

STOCKS SNAP WINNING STREAK, INVESTORS GET GOLD FEVER – Gold is up since the mid-day commentary, and stock closed for a loss of around 1%.  The market seems jittery after hearing the announcement by leaders Sarkozy and Merkel regarding plans to deal with the EU debt crisis. Many traders were hoping for a “Eurobond” program, a system where the European Central Bank, instead of individual countries, would sell bonds to borrow money, and those bonds would be guaranteed by every co... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/16/2011

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP, SOOTHING FEARS OF RECESSION … FOR NOW Since the stock market opened this morning, stocks have declined amid the news of Germany’s sluggish Gross Domestic Product growth.  Gold and silver have risen since the morning, adding to gains as investors look for a safe haven away from the volatile market.  Read More

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

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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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