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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 06/22/2011

GREEK PARLIAMENT GETS CONFIDENCE VOTE BUT STOCKS BACK OFF AS METALS CLIMB As expected, the recently reshuffled Greek parliament survived yesterday’s confidence vote. Now that the first small hurdle has been cleared, a much larger hurdle looms on June 28. This is the date the parliament must approve a package of spending cuts, tax increases and state asset sales in accordance with the bailout conditions i... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/21/2011

Citigroup Sees Gold Prices Rise to $1600 in 2011 Citigroup announced their gold price forecast for the balance of 2011 and are forecasting $1600 per oz. Stuart Staley; Citigroup’s global head of commodities further stated that gold prices could climb by 15 to 20 percent in the upcoming two years. This same sentiment was expressed by the ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/21/2011

MARKETS UP IN ANTICIPATION OF GREEK PARLIAMENT VOTE – Stocks and precious metals rose this morning in anticipation of a vote of confidence in Greece’s Prime Minister, George Papandreou.  The general consensus is that Papandreou is expected to win the vote, which brings Greece one step closer to a bailout package.  Papandreou is in favor of the economic reforms that ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/21/2011

MAJOR CONFIDENCE VOTE IN GREECE TODAY, FITCH THREATENS U.S. RATING U.S. stock futures are up this morning, pointing to a higher opening for Wall Street amid optimism over the situation in Greece.  Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to hold a major confidence vote in parliament today, and strategists at Lloyds TSB ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/20/2011

EUROPEAN UNITY OF PURPOSE SOUGHT The news of the day still involves Greece. The Greek debt crisis is reaching its boiling point. The vote of the finance ministers ended without the resolution a number of investors had been seeking. The reach of the austerity measures is quite vast. There are talks of further real estate taxes, restaurant bills, soft drinks, swimming pools, and even layoffs within a five-year period. Thes... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 06/20/2011

MARKETS RECOVER AS GREEK FEARS DIMINISH Both the precious metals and equity markets are recovering from morning losses, as the eurozone finance ministers gave Greece two weeks from Monday to approve stricter austerity measures, if they want to receive an emergency loan of 12 billion euros. “Even though the EU is tal... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – June 20, 2011

STILL NO DECISION IN GREECE SENDS MARKETS LOWER A decision on a second bailout for Greece was expected to be announced on Sunday, but no decision has been made, as the euro zone finance ministers are determined to get tougher austerity commitments out of Greek’s parliament. The finance ministers are not only looking for support from the Greek government; they want a plan supported by the opposition. This... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/17/2011

STOCKS FINALLY BREAK STREAK, MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS GROW U.S. stocks ended their six-week losing streak today, ending mildly higher amid mixed-results reports about the economy and potential progress in Europe to prevent a Greek debt default.  To add to the speculative state of the U.S. economic recovery, former presidential advi... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/17/2011

Precious metals are trading higher today despite a rally in U.S. stocks. The possibility of Greece defaulting on their debt has been on the lips of every news source for a while now as people wait anxiously for answers. Many say they will and many say they won’t, but almost all agree that, like t... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/17/2011

GERMANY & FRANCE UNITED ON GREEK BAILOUT - At around 6AM (CT), world equity markets and the U.S. stock market futures began to rise sharply on the news that leaders from France and Germany are united on a new bailout package for Greece. This new package would include voluntary private sector participation based on a 2009 European agreement called the “Vienna Initiative”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported this approac... Read More

THE MARKET RECOVERS ON U.S. ECONOMIC DATA

U.S. stocks, gold, and silver recovered today after yesterday’s 100+ point drop in the Dow.  Better than estimated housing starts and jobless claims have been given credit for the recovery.  The continuing saga out of Greece injected enough uncertainty, as it has been for some time, to keep the recovery in check.  Jonathan Corpina... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/16/2011

GOLD AND SILVER YO-YO, IMF VOWS CONTINUING SUPPORT OF GREECE Gold and silver have had a jumpy day, so far, but ultimately have remained flat.  The jobless claims report released this morning didn’t have much of an impact on precious metals, but it did seem to boost U.S. stocks. Also helping stocks was the claim from the International Monetary Fund that th... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/16/2011

JOBS REPORT BETTER THAN EXPECTED, BUT THERE IS NO CELEBRATION -  The U.S. jobs report was released this morning and jobless claims fell last week to 414,000. This fall in jobless claims was 6,000 more than expected . Although this is a pleasant surprise there is no celebration. The moving average is still well above 400,000 and the June numbers are not expected to look much different than the dismal May numbers. The jobs pi... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/15/2011

GREECE’S GOVERNMENT FAILS – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has said in a televised address that he plans to form an new government later this week.  Thousands of workers in Greece went on strike, and an estimated 40,000 people took to the streets in protest of new cutbacks and higher taxes.  Images of riot police clashing with citizens, eerily reminiscent ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/15/2011

INFLATION INCREASES GOLD’S APPEAL Precious metals have been up and down in morning trading. Prices started lower in anticipation of the release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers and then jumped up once they announced that it was higher than expected, up 0.3% or 3.6% annualized. This is the largest gain since July 2008, when the economy was hit the hardest in t... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/15/2011

STOCKS, EURO TUMBLE U.S. stock futures pointed south awaiting the latest round of economic reports, and fell sharply once the reports were released. Even the core consumer prices rose by 0.3%, the largest one-month gain in nearly three years. The core prices are typically a better indicator of inflationary trends since they strip away the volatil... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/14/2011

ROLLER COASTER MARKET BOUNCES – Following Friday’s sell off, many investors went bargain shopping today, causing most major stock indices and commodities to rise.  A falling dollar came along with a jump in gold prices, buoyed by fears that an economic recovery will bring further declines in the value of the dollar.  Could China’s currency be... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/14/2011

CHINA FEARFUL OF GREECE, MIDDLE EAST WORSENS After S&P cut Greece’s credit rating yesterday, European finance chiefs have come together to work on plans for rescuing Greece. The issue still boils down to whether Greece will default. If you listen to Vincent Truglia, managing director at New York-based Granite Springs Asset Management LLP and a former head of the sovereign risk unit at Moody’s, Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/14/2011

REPORTS FINALLY COME IN AS EXPECTED, MARKETS ALL UP Most economists expected a drop in the retail sales report for May of anywhere between 0.3% to 0.7% when automobile sales were included.  The report released this morning showed that the fall was 0.2% with auto sales considered, but up 0.3% when they were excluded.&#... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/13/2011

INVESTORS CASH OUT THEIR INSURANCE POLICIES – After Friday’s huge drop in stock markets, investors sold off holdings in gold and other precious metals today to cover losses from six straight weeks of stock market losses.  When investors buy on credit (called “leverage” or “margin”), they run the risk of a margin call if their losses get to... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/13/2011

IS THE US FINANCIALLY IN WORSE SHAPE THAN GREECE? – According to Pimco’s Bill Gross, the U.S. is financially worse off than Greece and other European debt-laden countries. Mr. Gross makes the point that although the current focus is on the $14.3 trillion dollar debt, when you factor in the future costs of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, you get a total that looks like more than $100 trillion dollars. "To think that ... Read More

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