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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/4/2011

GEOPOLTICAL TENSIONS PUSH GOLD & SILVER HIGHER - Gold and silver prices are rising as stock prices experience resistance due to the geopolitical uncertainties across the globe. With the U.S. dollar weakening, due primarily to zero interest rates in the United States and the Fed QE2 monetary policies, other currencies are becoming more attractive.  Robert Lynch, head of currency strategy for HSBC, “Foreign investors are hold... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/4/2011

OIL SURGES PAST $108 SILVER SOARS PAST $38 – Oil prices are on the move as unrest in the Middle East and North Africa continue to concern the markets. Rising oil prices also fan the fears of inflation, which may be why gold and silver are moving up in early morning trading. We should remember not to focus solely on Libya; the entire situation is still volatile a... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/1/2011

FED OFFICIAL WARNS OF OVER-OPTIMISM Gold ended the first quarter on record highs and silver ended on its 31 year record, but both began April trading lower on perceived positive jobs news. If the job market is improving we may anticipate an end to the QE2 program and an interest rate hike later this year. However, Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/1/2011

STOCKS RALLY, GOLD DIPS Stocks soar to an almost three-year high following the information that U.S. employers added 216,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped again. “The jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy is recovering in a slow grinding upwards move,” said Stephen Wood, the New York-based chief market strategist for R... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – April 1, 2011

DAY FOR BEARS OR BUYING OPPORTUNITIES? Precious metal prices are dipping this morning and there are bearish forces in play.Gold prices could be affected by an Indian holiday that has Indian Banks closed until next Tuesday. This means limited availability of the FX. The world gold markets will be open, but the world’s largest buyer of gold (India) will not be playing. The big news this morning is of course that the economy ad... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/31/2011

GOLD AND SILVER SETTLE AT RECORD HIGHS. COMMENTARY: The Dow industrials finished its best first quarter in more than a decade near their bull-market high.  Gold and silver have out-performed the market today, with gold at a record high, and silver at a 31-year high. Investors were buying precious metals ahead of the jobs report tomorrow, unsure of what it would say, and for protection against a weakening dollar. Although the European Union has its share of de... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/31/2011

STOCKS SLIP, GOLD SOARS AS QUARTER ENDS Even though the final day of the first quarter session saw stocks retreat it appears this is the best first quarter in more than 10 years. There was some optimism on the part of investors that the economy was strengthening, leading to the gains. However, the news out of the Labor Department regarding jobs has driven more back to the safe-haven of precious metals. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/31/2011

GOLD ON LONGEST WINNING STREAK SINCE 1979 Gold has firmly positioned itself as an alternative investment with an important role in portfolio diversification strategies. Gold’s negative correlation to other asset classes makes it an essential risk management tool. In other words, a safe haven. Gold’s rise is often directly attributed ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/30/2011

ECONOMIC BACKDROP SETS STAGE FOR HIGHER GOLD INVESTMENT COMMENTARY: Precious metals have all stayed positive today despite the fact that the Dow Jones Industrial Average being within reach of its highest close since mid-2008 and that QE2 continuing on schedule. Paul walker, CEO of GFMS says, “We think that in particular, the economic backdrop is still very co... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/30/2011

GOLD PRICES UP AS JOBS REPORT DISAPPOINTS The ADP employment report came out this morning falling short of expectations. If the jobs picture turns out to be not as rosy as expectations , then the talk of ending QE2 early might go away, allowing the flow of cheap money to continue. If cheap money continues to flow, the fear of inflation will continue to rise. It ap... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/30/2011

BERNANKE SPEAKS, PRECIOUS METALS PRICES RISE Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke does have history on his side when he says that increasing prices for food and fuel won’t “break” the cost of living for most Americans.  When the Fed looks at inflation they look at two measures, one of which does not consider foo... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/29/2011

OIL PRICES UP –HOUSING PRICES DOWN –STOCK MARKET UP- DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Whether or not we say the words double-dip as it applies to the housing recovery, or lack of, there was more disturbing data today. The S&P Case-Shiller report showed prices in the top 20 US markets dipped another 3.1% in January. For those unfamiliar with this report, please consider that this is a three month running average, so this data includ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/29/2011

HOUSING AND GAS PRICES AFFECTING U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH; CONCERNS IN MIDDLE EAST GROW Most forecasters had predicted higher numbers earlier this week, but the reality of the reports released today show a fall from a 72 reading in February to a 63.4 reading. As prices of food and gas continue to climb expectations are not looking promisi... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/29/2011

JAPAN FINDS PLUTONIUM IN THE SOIL AT NUCLEAR PLANT  What is being called the world’s worst atomic disaster in 25 years may be getting worse. Plutonium was found in the soil at the Fukushima nuclear complex giving further evidence of higher than reported radiation leaks. The Japanese Prime Minister is feeling pressure to widen the evacuation zone, but he is faced with the dilemma of where to put them. There are stil... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/28/2011

WHY SILVER IS UNDERVALUED RELATIVE TO GOLD John Stephenson, author of the “The Little Book of Commodity Investing” postulates that since silver is about 16 times more prevalent than gold in the earth’s crust, and that the two metals are quite similar, the gap in their prices should be more like 16:1, rather than the current 40:1. “For my money, the trade of the decade will be silver” said Stephenson. Both equity ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Report – 3/28/2011

At 12:06 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price - $1421.50 Silver price - $37.06 Platinum price - $1751.30 Palladium price - $747.60 COMMENTARY: The global news still continues to dominate market prices. The news out of Japan focuses on the radioactive fallout associated with the leaking nuclear re... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/28/2011

Gold price - $1,413.90 Silver price - $36.65 Platinum price - $1,732.00 Palladium price - $742.90   COMMENTARY:Precious metal prices are declining in early morning trading as the US Dollar firms and the price of oil goes down slightly.Gold spot price is down$13.30 – Silver price is down 47 cents – Platinum price is down $15.50 – Palladium spot price is down $8.50 Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/25/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,430.90 Silver price - $37.42 Platinum price -$1,750.80 Palladium price -$752.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices drifted lower in afternoon trading, as the US stock market continued to go up. The US bumped up their 2010 4th quarter growth... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/25/2011

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price- $1,426.20 Silver price - $37.06 Platinum price - $1,748.60 Palladium price - $751.00   COMMENTARY: Gold and silver prices are bouncing back and forth this morning as those who are buying gold as a safe haven drive prices up and profit ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/25/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1,435.40 Silver price - $37.52 Platinum price - $1,753.00 Palladium price - $750.80   COMMENTARY: Gold snapped a six-session winning streak yesterday after touching on record highs. Dennis Gartman, CNBC guest analyst, would not be surprised to see a drop of another $25-$30, but he views this as a net positive. He says, “that decline would make mar... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/24/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,432.00 Silver price - $37.24 Platinum price - $1,756.00 Palladium price - $753.50   COMMENTARY: Gold and silver prices both reached record prices before profit takers moved in and drove prices down in late afternoon trading. Inves... 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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