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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

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/24/2011

CAUTION AND CONCERN AHEAD OF BERNANKE SPEECH; CBO PREDICTS SLOW GROWTH Gold prices are dropping dramatically in morning trading largely due to profit taking. This same profit taking has driven gold futures down by 4%. Silver, platinum, and palladium are also experiencing sharp declines. Stock performance has been mixed so far, as investors are staying cautious ahead of a planned speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this Frida... Read More

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

STOCKS REBOUND ON NEWS OF JULY’S DURABLE GOODS ORDERS Precious metals are down slightly in early morning trading from yesterday’s close  trading due to profit taking. News that July’s durable goods orders beat expectations coming in at 4% has stocks rebounding from early morn... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/23/2011

Stocks Up Over 300 Points – Precious Metals Retreat of Recent Highs Continued poor economic data has spurred expectations that the Fed will have to take action to get our economy moving again. All eyes are on Friday’s Fed meeting in Jackson Hole. Clearly, traders are anticipating another form of QE2 to be announced. The Dow Jones... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/23/2011

Precious Metals Retreat as the Stock Market Advances – The morning trading hours see gold, silver, platinum and palladium are all giving back a portion of their recent gains. The most likely scenario is that with the rapid rise of the past two weeks, some investors have decided to lock in gains. A short term correction is not unusual, when prices have moved up as quickly as they have this month. There will be investors waiting on the sideline to purchase on the dips. Read More

Disclaimer:
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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