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Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/18/2015

METALS RISE ON WEAK DATA; GREECE TALKS CONTINUE Precious Metal prices continue to rise during morning trading hours with Gold reaching a three month high. As investors await the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s April meeting, due Wednesday, disappointing economic data has supported metals. Many analysts are looking at September for an interest rate hike, which could be big news for Gold. Capital Economics analyst Simona Gambarini said, “The U.S. data has been a lot weaker th... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/15/2015

GOLD SOFTENS AS DOLLAR FIRMS  Gold fell from a three month high Friday but is up overall on the looming interest rate hike and the dollar recovering from a three month low against the euro. Spot Gold was down 0.6 percent to $1,214.10 an ounce, while U.S. Gold futures for June delivery were down $11.10 an ounce. “Gold coming off today may be a bit of profit-taking on the move of the past couple of days... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/14/2015

GOLD HITS THREE MONTH HIGH; JOBLESS CLAIMS HIT 15 YEAR LOW Mixed U.S. data pushed back expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase, pressuring the dollar and pushing Gold to a three-month high. "I'm forecasting Gold to average $1,200 [per ounce] this quarter, as a slightly weaker dollar will continue to be supportive until we see some str... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/13/2015

WEAK U.S. DOLLAR DRIVES GOLD, CRUDE OIL Gold jumped two percent Wednesday morning, moving beyond $1,200 an ounce in reaction to the U.S. dollar reaching a three-month low.  "The dollar's weakening has been instrumental to the latest move higher and of course the view that the [U.S. Federal Reserve] is less likely to raise interest rates next month after weak economic data," ActivTrades chief analyst Carlo Alberto de Casa said. Fed officials have not provided ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/11/2015

METALS DOWN AS INVESTORS AWAIT DATA, GREEK RESOLUTION Precious Metal prices are relatively flat during morning trading as investors continue digesting Friday’s economic data while awaiting upcoming data this week. Although the U.S. dollar had a small rebound on continued concern over Greece’s debt talks with Eurozone finance ministers, Friday’s mixed economic data held things in check as investors expect the Federal... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/8/2015

JOBS REPORT KEEPS GOLD IN CHECK Gold is up slightly Friday, but is still tied to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve raises the interest rate.  A strong jobs report could mean the Fed would raise rates sooner than later, pressuring Gold. “Gold is desperately looking for direction, which makes today's nonfarm payrolls report particularly important,” Saxo Bank head of commodity research Ole Hansen said. Spot Gold was up 0.2 percent at ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/7/2015

GOLD SLIPS ON DOLLAR, BOND YIELDS; FED WARY OF BOND CLIFF Gold is held down for a second day on uncertainty of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike as well as a steadier dollar, holding below the key level of $1,200 per ounce for a fifth day. “Higher real yields rising are the more dominant factor of Gold weakness at the moment,” ABN Amro analyst Geor... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/5/2015

Economy On Decline; Gold’s Momentum Short-lived According to a Moody’s/CNBC survey, economists believe the U.S. economy shrank by 0.3 percent in the first quarter. Tuesday’s weak trade data was included in this percentage. The government reported last week the economy grew 0.2 percent, but the Commerce Department will revise the figures later this month. “Q1 likely contracted, than... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/1/2015

GOLD SLIDES FURTHER AS STOCKS CLIMB Gold hit a six-week low Friday due to the U.S. jobs report as well as continued speculation on the U.S. interest rate increase. Spot Gold last traded nearly 1 percent lower at $1,172.30 an ounce, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were down $10 an ounce. Earlier spot prices had Gold at $1,170.20, its lowest since March 20. “There is still fall-out from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee)-- there has been a hiccup in the U.S. recovery,... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/30/2015

JOBLESS CLAIMS AT 15-YEAR LOW; GOLD FALLS AS JOBS DATA BOOSTS DOLLAR New claims for jobless benefits fell to a 15-year low, remaining under 300,000, while consumer spending rose in March, which may signal a strengthening economy after a rough first quarter. The four week moving average, considered a better measure of the labor market, fell 1,250 to 283,750. Data showing an increase in Q1 Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/29/2015

METALS AWAIT FED STATEMENT; WEAK U.S. GDP DATA RELEASED Precious Metals fell slightly ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee statement, expected Wednesday.  Investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement on increasing interest rates after weak U.S. economic data pushed the dollar to a two-month low against other major currencies.  “However, any delay to the interest rates hike may cause more support t... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/28/2015

Greek Policy Criticized; Gold Hits Three-Week High Gold increased nearly one percent Tuesday after less than ideal U.S. data hit the dollar and weakened talks that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the coming months. The yellow metal rose to a three-week high after data showed U.S. consumer confidence in April dropped to its lowest level since December. “Market participants are focusing on the Fed meetin... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/27/2015

METALS BOOSTED AHEAD OF FED MEETING AS GREEK DEBT LOOMS Precious Metals are gaining momentum during morning trading hours. Gold prices have jumped more than $25 an ounce and Silver has increased nearly $1 per ounce as investors await news from this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting and continue to monitor Greek debt talks. Many do not expect a U.S. interest rate hike in June but more likely toward the end of the year. ING commodities analyst Hamza Khan said, “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/24/2015

GOLD STUMBLES AS STOCKS HOLD STEADY Gold is down for the third consecutive week on strong global equities and the timing of a suspected U.S. interest rate increase. Spot Gold was down 0.3 percent to $1,190.55 an ounce, while U.S. Gold futures for June delivery were down $4.30 an ounce. “The news this week in general has been Gold-friendly - weaker dollar, weaker U.S. data and Middle East tensions,” Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen said. “But Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/23/2015

GOLD EDGES UP ON SOFT DOLLAR; WALL STREET FLAT Gold edged above a three-week low Thursday after healthy U.S. housing data boosted expectations of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate increase. Data showing U.S. home sales climbed to an 18-month high caused the dollar to struggle and have many expecting an increased rate as early as June. A move by the Fed would provide more pressure on Gold. “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/15/2015

GOLD’S SAFE HAVEN APPEAL RETURNING; CRUDE SUPPLIES REMAIN HIGH Gold might be headed toward safe haven status on investor concern over whether Greece will resolve its debt crisis by the end of April. If they fail, they may be asked to exit the eurozone, which could create a bullish market for Precious Metals. “The (Gold) market is growing tired of watching the Greek saga, while tensions in Yemen, an element of sup... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/21/2015

Gold stresses over Dollar; Rate hike likely Gold remained below $1,200 an ounce Tuesday following its biggest one-day drop in a week, remaining under stress as the dollar rose and a rally in global equities diverted interest from the Precious Metal. European stocks rose nearly 1 percent after a strong session in Asia, as positive corporate earnings and China’s latest step to boost its economy pushed equities higher. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/20/2015

METALS FALL AS DOLLAR GETS BOOST FROM CHINA Precious Metals are on the decline Monday during morning trading hours.  As investors take in news there will be a new round of stimulus to boost the Chinese economy, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength while pressuring metals. LibertyView Capital Management president Rick Meckler said, “What's helped the market tod... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/17/2015

LOOMING RATE HIKE STILL AFFECTING GOLD Gold is back up above $1,200 an ounce Friday morning despite uncertainty the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. Since Gold generally works in negative correlation to the U.S. dollar, rising rates would boost the dollar while lifting the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion. “Expectation once again is for rate rises to be pushed out even later. September or October has been our base assumption for some time,... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/16/2015

GOLD FALLS ON DATA; U.S. HOUSING STARTS FALL WHILE JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE A weaker demand for physical metal along with positive U.S. factory data has Gold below $1,200 per once on Thursday. The positive factory data showing accelerated activity in April helped the dollar index, which can weigh on Gold, recover from lows against a basket of currencies.  Analysts still believe soft U.S. data may cause the Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report 4/15/2015

GOLD UP ON LOWER DOLLAR; RIGHT TIME TO HIKE INTEREST RATES Gold climbed Wednesday after the U.S. dollar fell against other major currencies. “The dollar's retreat is mainly due to the weak U.S. economic data ...as long as we have weak economic figures out of the U.S., it is less likely that the [U.S. Federal Reserve] will start raising interest rates sooner rather than later,” Commerzbank analyst ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/14/2015

Gold Responds to Weaker Dollar; U.S. Economy in “Good Shape” Gold cut some of its earlier losses Tuesday as the U.S. dollar decreased in response to weaker-than-expected retail sales and producer price data. The Commerce Department said Tuesday retail sales increased .9 percent, which was below the 1 percent forecast by economists. “We expect Gold prices to head lower, due to a stronger dollar and improved risk senti... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/13/2015

METALS DOWN AS U.S. DOLLAR GAINS Precious Metal prices are slightly lower during morning trading hours, continuing their recent trend of give and take. A rise in the U.S. dollar provided a new round of pressure on metals as investors speculate on the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike.  Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists wrote Monday, “Despit... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/10/2015

GOLD UP, STILL PRESSURED BY DOLLAR Gold climbed 0.7 percent to $1,203.10 an ounce Friday morning despite heading for a fall on a stronger dollar and expectations the U.S. will see an interest rate hike this year. “We saw a technical move this morning that pushed prices above $1,200... but if we see some selling into the rally perhaps we can come back down again,” Mitsubishi Corp strategist Jonathan Butler said. Investor... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/9/2015

GOLD FALLS ON FED TALK, U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA Despite recent weak economic data, the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept alive expectations for an interest rate hike this year. Minutes from the Fed’s March meeting show they are keeping the option of a June interest rate hike. Gold fell more than 2 percent from Monday’s seven week high after U.S. jobs data gave expectations the Federal Reserve would delay a rate hike. “What happened after the ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/8/2015

GOLD HOLDS ABOVE $1,200 AN OUNCE; FED MINUTES RELEASED TODAY The U.S. Federal Reserve plans to release its March policy meeting minutes Wednesday, and investors anticipate remarks regarding when interest rates may increase. Gold is holding strong above $1,200 an ounce after soaring following the holiday weekend and Friday’s worse-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.  “We really need to break at least ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/7/2015

GOLD DIPS AS OIL RALLIES Gold dropped Tuesday as the U.S. dollar gained strength and global shares rose, but fears about a U.S. interest rate hike kept bullion close to a seven-week high. Precious Metals increased Monday to their highest since February 17, as non-farm payroll data fuelled expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may not increase rates this year. “Bulls are frustrated yet again to see rallies fade … mome... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/6/2015

METALS RISE AS JOBS DATA DISAPPOINTS Precious Metal prices gained through morning trading with Gold reaching a seven week high as investors avoided riskier assets and flocked to metals. As U.S. payroll expectations missed the mark Friday, the U.S. dollar lost steam, leading many to believe the Federal Reserve will postpone raising interest rates. In response to the... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/2/2015

GOLD AWAITS PAYROLL DATA; DATA LIFTS PAYROLL HOPES Gold held around $1,200 per ounce as disappointing economic data raised concerns over the U.S. growth outlook and the Federal Reserve’s interest rates policy. “The Precious Metal could face higher volatility as we approach towards the Friday's U.S. non farm payroll number,” AvaTrade chief market analyst Naeem Aslam said. “(But) we may actually see a weak number, ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/1/2015

GOLD UP ON POOR JOBS REPORT; MINABLE RESERVES MAY BE DISAPPEARING Gold climbed back up Wednesday after a report showed U.S. private sector created only 189,000 jobs in March compared to an estimated 225,000. The data reported the majority of new positions came from the service sector in small businesses. This is the first time since January 2014 private companies added less than 200,000 jobs. “The fal... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/31/2015

GOLD SEES NO LOVE; U.S. DATA WEAK Gold has experienced very little love and had another 1.25 percent drop Monday, giving up what little gains it has had in 2015. The path ahead does not look inviting as the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates as early as June. A short-term rise makes holding Gold less attractive as people will likely keep their money in greenbacks. This will cause the dollar to rise in value, which will make the Gold price lower in the U... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/30/2015

METALS LOSE GROUND AS U.S. STOCKS REBOUND Precious Metal prices are lower during morning trading hours after gaining most of last week. As the U.S. dollar gains, pressure mounts on metals, with many investors believing the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.  However, as geopolitical tensions continue in the Middle East, many a... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/27/2015

GOLD DOWN SLIGHTLY, STILL UP OVERALL Gold is down Friday following the dollar’s rebound as the U.S. Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates this year. The dollar rose 0.3 percent versus a basket of currencies, supported by strong U.S. jobs and service sector data, while European stocks gained after a two-day retreat. Despite Friday's losses, Gold is on track to finish the week up around 1.5 percent after a seven-day rally, the metal's Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/26/2015

GOLD HITS 3 WEEK HIGH; JOBLESS CLAIMS SUGGEST IMPROVEMENT Escalating tensions in the Middle East rattled stocks and the U.S. dollar, leading investors into lower risk assets of bullion and German bonds. Gold rallied to a 3 1/2 week high while Silver rose 3 percent. Gold received another boost as soft U.S. data may lead to the U.S. Federal Reserve keeping interest rates low. “Overnight we have seen risk aversion because of what's going on in the Middle East, and the... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/25/2015

ANALYSTS FORECAST GOLD TO REACH $1,300; OIL PREDICTED TO INCREASE IN 2016 Gold is trading at a 2-1/2 week high as the market anticipates the U.S. Federal Reserve will not increase interest rates until September compared with the prior probability of June. “For the rest of this month, markets (will be) adjusting to the reality that the Fed is more dovish than previously expected,” Phillip Futures a... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/24/2015

Rate Increase Speculation Boosts Gold; Dollar, Euro rally Gold steadied below the 2-1/2 week high Tuesday and is headed for its fifth session of gains on expectations that a U.S. interest rate hike could be delayed until September. The price of Gold was set to post its longest winning streak since January 2014. Investors have rushed toward bullion the past few days because of a slumping U.S. dollar. “The dollar remai... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/23/2015

METALS HOLD GAINS AS DOLLAR’S STRUGGLE CONTINUES Precious Metal prices have seen modest movement Monday as Gold holds near a two week high following three consecutive gains last week. As investors await U.S. economic news later this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s dovish stance weighs on the dollar.  With many analysts now expecting a rise in interest rates i... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/20/2015

GOLD, STOCKS BOOSTED ON SLIGHTLY LOWER DOLLAR Gold is at a two-week high Friday following one of the worst weeks for the U.S. dollar against the euro. This change of pace comes after a four month low due to pressure from expectation the U.S. central bank was on track for its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. “For the short term, Gold has had a stay of execution,” Mitsubishi analyst Jonathan Butler said. “With yields on Treasuries coming off a bit in the last few days, Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/18/2015

METALS FLAT AS INVESTORS AWAIT FED STATEMENT Precious Metal prices are relatively flat in early morning trading as investors prepare for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated statement Wednesday. With Gold hovering around four month lows, many analysts speculate the removal of the word “patient” from the Fed’s policy statement will hint toward a rate hike in June.  However, not everyone is sold on the dollar’s strength. Abu Dhabi’s ADS Securities chief market s... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/17/2015

Gold Hits Another Low Awaiting Fed Meeting Gold opened on a four-month low Tuesday as investors nervously await the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that could support a mid-year rise in interest rates. The Gold price fell to $1,142.86 an ounce, its lowest since November 7. Fed policymakers start the two-day meeting Tuesday afternoon and rate increases are expected to be the topic. The likely increase will put the Fed a step closer to the first rate increase since 2006. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/16/2015

METALS STRONG AHEAD OF WEDNESDAY FED STATEMENT Shaking off recent losses, Precious Metal prices are on the rise as investors prepare for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s statement Wednesday. Gold has been pressured with the continued rise of the U.S. dollar, but some analysts believe a dollar correction is on the way as disinflation becomes a concern.  BK Asset Management managing director of FX strategy Kathy Li... Read More

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