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Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/18/2015

GOLD A TWO-WEEK HIGH AS INTEREST RATE STAYS UNCHANGED Gold is at a two-week high Friday morning due to the continued uncertainty of the first U.S. interest rate increase in a decade.  The decision by the Federal Reserve to leave the interest rate as is weighed on the U.S. dollar. Gold has benefited in recent years from ultra-low rates, which cut the opportunity cost of holding the non-yielding asset. "The Fed statement had a clear dovish tone and this weighed on the U.S. ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/17/2015

GOLD EASES AS MARKET AWAITS FED DECISION; U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS LOW After seeing its largest one-day jump, Gold eased Thursday as investors await news from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting as to whether a rate hike will happen for the first time in a decade. Spot Gold rose 1.3 percent Wednesday in its largest gain since August 20. China’s slowing economic growth and global market volatility has lowered expectations of an increase. "It is a very close call - ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/16/2015

PRECIOUS METAL PRICES JUMP AS FOMC MEETING BEGINS The Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy meeting Wednesday to discuss the economy and possibly increasing interest rates for the first time in almost a decade.  The market is uncertain on the direction of the Fed on been growing concerns over global economic stability and unpredictability in financia... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/14/2015

METALS LOOK FOR DIRECTION AS INVESTORS PREPARE FOR FED MEETING Precious Metal prices are trading relatively flat during morning trading hours returning from the weekend.  The Federal Reserve begins its highly anticipated two-day policy meeting Wednesday, where investors expect clarification on whether the Fed will begin to raise interest rates this... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/11/2015

GOLD DOWN FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK ON DOLLAR, FED Gold is down Friday due to a firmer dollar and has been further fueled by the uncertainty of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. The metal was down two percent for the week, reaching $1,099.05 per ounce Wednesday. "Our house view is that [the Fed] will wait until December,"... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/10/2015

FOCUS ON FOMC; WALL STREET FLAT AMID GLOBAL GROWTH CONCERNS Investors remain cautious as they await news from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting Sept. 16-17, which may lend more clues as to the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. Uncertainty on the timing of a rate hike has increased with continued mixed economic data and China’s slowing growth. " Read More

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

NEXT WEEK’S FED MEETING ALREADY MOVING MARKET The Gold price eased Wednesday morning ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting, scheduled for September 16- 17.  The market anticipates at least a sign from the Fed on whether they’ve decided to increase interest rates and when it might occur.  Low interest rates set by the Fed supported Gold in recent years, however the metal has moved down 5 percent this year due to the thought the Fed may hike rates for t... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/04/2015

GOLD ON TRACK FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK OF DECLINE Gold is down Friday morning as traders await the U.S. nonfarm payroll report, which would give clues to the timing of the Federal Reserve rate hike. “Gold is already pricing in diminished odds of a September rate hike,” Phillip Futures analyst Howie Lee said. “A strong labor market report will increase the odds of a ra... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 9/03/2015

GOLD SLIPS AFTER ECB COMMENTS; WALL STREET HIGHER ON DATA, ECB COMMENTS Gold fell one percent Thursday following comments the European Central Bank cut its inflation forecasts, citing weak oil prices as well as a slowdown in emerging markets. The news boosted the dollar against the euro. The U.S. jobs report remains in focus to lend more detail to the strength of the labor market and give clues on the timing of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "On... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/31/2015

METALS FLAT AS INVESTORS PREPARE FOR ECONOMIC DATA Precious  Metal prices are trading relatively flat during early afternoon trading hours Monday as investors return from the weekend.  As concern grows over China’s stock market and speculation as to when the U.S. Federal Reserve will increase interest rates, many investors are eyeing economic data this week fo... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/28/2015

GOLD HIGHER, STILL LOOMS LOW ON RATE INCREASE POSSIBILITY The Gold price is slightly up Friday but is still on track for its biggest weekly drop, as U.S. data supports a near-term interest rate increase. Despite the recent turmoil in China, an increase is still expected.  “The big question for next week is whether the anxiety that crept into the market on August 10 when China devalued its currency is going to continue,” Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/27/2015

GOLD ARRESTS 3-DAY SLIDE AS TALK OF IMMINENT RATE HIKE FADES Speculation that a U.S. interest rate increase may come later than expected helped steady Gold. After a U.S. policymaker said the case for a September rate hike “seems less compelling” than a few weeks ago, European shares increased 2.6 percent. “The market is very nervous,” MKS Head of Trading Afshin Nabavi said. “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/26/2015

METALS PRESSURED AS MARKETS REBOUND; FED COULD HIKE RATES IN OCTOBER This week, commodity and equity markets were chaotic as traders liquidated Precious Metals to cover losses elsewhere. China’s central bank also cut interest rates, changing the amount of reserves banks will hold. ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Marker Report – 8/25/2015

METALS CONTINUE DECLINE AS CHINA CUTS RATES AGAIN Precious Metal prices are on the decline during morning trading hours as investors return to the markets. Stock markets around the world saw a large decline Monday and, in a move to stimulate their economy, on Tuesday, China cut interest rates for the second time in two months.  However, even with these develop... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Marker Report – 8/21/2015

GOLD UP AS RATE INCREASE POSSIBILITY LOSES STEAM Gold is on track for its biggest weekly gain since January, due in part to China’s weakened financial markets.  As world stocks end their worst week of the year and the U.S. dollar neared an eight-week low, doubts increased that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month. "Everyone's following the Fed, effectively," Natixis analyst Bernard Dahdah said. " Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Marker Report – 8/19/2015

GOLD RISES AHEAD OF FED MINUTES Precious Metals prices rose Wednesday morning as investors moved out of the dollar ahead of the Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes and U.S. inflation data. The market anticipates signs on when the Fed will increase interest rates. However, some believe it may not happen as quickly as p... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/17/2015

PRECIOUS METALS GAINING AS INVESTORS TAKE IN U.S. DATA AND BANGKOK BLAST Precious Metals prices are on the rise during trading hours Monday morning as they continue to build on the rise seen at the end of the prior week. Weaker-than-expected U.S. data along with the devaluation of China’s yuan is weighing on the U.S. dollar whil... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/14/2015

GOLD IS UP, ON TRACK TO OVERCOME LOSING STREAK Gold is up Friday. Investors are weighing the impact of China’s currency and the first U.S. interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Gold spot was up 0.3 percent at $1,118.17 an ounce by 1018 GMT, after hitting $1,126.31 Thursday, its highest since July 20. Thursday's drop ended Gold’s five-day rise, its longest rally since May. "The PBOC (People's Bank of China) participating in this devaluation war was seen as positive for Gol... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/13/2015

GOLD DIPS ON BOOSTED DOLLAR; INTEREST RATES MAY INCREASE TWICE THIS YEAR Gold is down Thursday on strong U.S. data that boosted the dollar’s strength as concerns eased over China devaluing its currency. While the Chinese yuan was down for a third day, the People’s Bank of China stated there is no need for further depreciation. This news caused European shares to rally. “Today the dollar is (strengthening), and the set of data from the U.S. was quite good, which aga... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/12/2015

GOLD’S SAFE HAVEN APPEAL INCREASES; QE4 MAY BE NEAR Gold is up Wednesday morning for the fifth consecutive day on concerns over the recent devaluation of China’s currency. Investor reaction is this may cause a currency war, which would boost Gold’s safe-haven appeal.  “The bears have been running the show now for some time and that devaluation ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/10/2015

GOLD, SILVER CONTINUE RISE AS CHINA STRUGGLES After sliding to lows not seen in more than five years, Gold and Silver rebounded during morning trading hours Monday, disappointing those preparing for more losses.  Although an expected September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve and stronger dollar continued providing pressure, disappoin... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/7/2015

GOLD EDGED UP ON WEAKENED DOLLAR Gold rose slightly Friday as the dollar slipped, but is still in its longest losing streak since 1999. The metal remains uncertain as the market braces for Friday’s U.S. non-farm data, which will determine the timeframe of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike. “It certainly remains a challenging environment for Gold prices to maintain any upward momentum,” Standard Chartered analyst Nicholas Snowdon said. “It comes back to that very simple argu... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/6/2015

GOLD NEAR 2010 LOW; JOBLESS CLAIMS UP BUT LABOR MARKET STRONG As the dollar steadied Thursday, investors await U.S. jobs data that may point to the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in September. Gold broke through the technical support level of $1,100 per ounce after seeing its weakest point since February 2010. An interest rate increase could lend streng... Read More

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

GOLD MOVES ON WEAK DOLLAR; FED SHARES THOUGHTS ON RATE HIKE A weaker dollar boosted Gold Wednesday morning after a payrolls processor reported U.S. private employers hired only 185,000 workers in July, which was the lowest since April.  Gold neared a 3 1/2 month high as the dollar fell 0.17 percent against other major ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/3/2015

METALS CONTINUE SLIDE AS INVESTORS AWAIT ECONOMIC DATA Precious Metal prices slid Monday morning as the dollar steadied and continued pressuring the metal. As investors continue monitoring the economic environment, many look to Friday’s release of payroll data for more direction. A strong report could bolster speculation the U... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/31/2015

DOLLAR STRENGTH KEEPS GOLD AT SIXTH STRAIGHT WEEKLY FALL Gold is at its longest retreat in 16 years as the U.S. dollar is still firm and U.S. data is signaling an interest rate hike in September. July is also Gold’s biggest monthly decline in two years. “Gold is an asset that pays no interest or coupon and the rate hike is certainly putting pressure on prices... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/30/2015

GOLD FALLS AS DOLLAR RISES; CONSUMER SPENDING BOLSTERS SECOND QUARTER GROWTH Expectations for the Federal Reserve raising interest rates this year were supported by data released by the U.S. Commerce Department showing gross domestic product grew at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter. Spot Gold dropped 1.3 percent to a session low of $1,081.85 per ounce. Policymakers said the U.S. economy was “expanding moderately” and overcame the first quarter slowdo... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/29/2015

GOLD STABILIZES; FED STATES PLAN TO INCREASE RATES Gold remained stable Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting statement, when the market anticipates clues on plans to hike interest rates.  “(Gold) bounced from the low but we are little changed and waiting for the Fed's statement tonight and the second-q... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/27/2015

METALS GAIN AS CHINESE STOCKS STRUGGLES Precious Metals are gaining in early morning trading as Gold holds above the recent 5 1/2 year low. The Chinese stock market also experienced its biggest one-day loss since 2007. This news, along with investors continuing to focus on the U.S. interest rate, has continued pressuring metals.  Traders ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/24/2015

GOLD  AT A 5 ½ YEAR LOW, DOLLAR HOLDS STEADY Gold is at a 5 ½ year low making analyst suspect that it could hit $1000 in a few weeks. "I think we see more of a downtrend particularly over the next couple of months ahead of the market speculation of a September rate hike in the U.S., so I think you can easily see prices over the next two months breaching below $1,000 round level," David Wilson, director of metals research and strategy at Citi, Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/23/2015

GOLD BOUNCES BACK FROM 5 YEAR LOW; JOBLESS CLAIMS DROP TO 41 YEAR LOW Some investors took advantage of a retreat in the U.S. dollar and bought back into the market Thursday as Gold rose above the $1,100 per ounce mark. Gold posted its biggest one-day loss in the last two years and pushed past key levels. The expectations of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates this year could boost the cost of holding the non-yielding bullion and lend strength to the dollar. ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/22/2015

METALS PRICES PRESSURED, LOOKING FOR SUPPORT Gold’s immense decline this week to a five-year low caught the attention of investors. The metal has been pressured recently due to the Federal Reserve’s plans to increase interest rates this year, which would create a stronger dollar. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says there is a more than 50 percent chance the Fed will increase rates in September. Market analysts suggest the Gold price could increase after the Fed’s inte... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/20/2015

METALS ON DECLINE WITH CHINESE SELL OFF Precious Metal prices are on the decline, with Gold hitting a five-year low, as Chinese consumers offloaded metals overnight. A key contract traded on the Shanghai Gold Exchange contained nearly 3,000,000 lots and has been weighing on metals. In comparison, nearly 27,000 lots were traded Friday when Gold fell more than one pe... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/17/2015

DOLLAR UP, GOLD DOWN DESPITE CHINA’S GOLD HOLDINGS The dollar is looking for its biggest weekly rise since May, reinforced by data suggesting the U.S. will see an interest rate increase this year. The dollar is at a seven-week high against other major currencies like the euro. "The focus is turning to the U.S. rate cycle, and (the market reckons) a September rate hike is still, if not p... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/16/2015

METALS DOWN AS DOLLAR GAINS ON YELLEN COMMENTS After reaching a four-month low Thursday morning, Gold and other Precious Metals are relatively flat. Comments made Wednesday by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reemphasized the Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade, which pushed the dollar to a six-week high pressured metals. Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/15/2015

METALS AWAIT MARKET FACTORS; GREECE TRIES TO RESOLVE DEBT ISSUES Gold and Silver are stable Wednesday morning ahead of three key influences expected today. First, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony is expected to reveal further news on an interest rate hike. Second, the Greek parliament’s vote on austerity measures will hopefully be the last step in reaching a bailout agreement. “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2015

METALS LOOK FOR DIRECTION AS RETAIL SALES DISAPPOINT Gold and Silver prices are looking for direction and haven’t seen much movement during morning trading hours. With Greece striking a bailout deal and much of the fear of them leaving the eurozone fading, many investors are focusing on the potential U.S. interest rate hike and its effect on the market.  Natixi... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/13/2015

METALS FLAT AS GREECE STRIKES DEAL Precious Metal prices are flat during morning trading hours. As Greece finally reached an agreement to repay their debt, the euro lost ground against the U.S. dollar. This, along with the notion the Federal Reserve is still on track to raise interest rates this year, has weighed on Gold and Silver, though the specifics of a rate hi... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/10/2015

GOLD RISES ON FALLING DOLLAR Gold rose slightly Friday, up 0.2 percent, as the euro gained on the dollar.  Greece’s effort to get funding for their debt halted Gold’s four-month low. Prices touched $1,146.75 per ounce Wednesday, their lowest since March 18 when the dollar benefited from weakness in the euro and a drop in Chinese stock markets. "Gold is getting some support from the stronger euro but Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/9/2015

GOLD CLIMBS FROM 4 MONTH LOW; U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE FEBRUARY Gold rose Thursday as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave a cautionary tone toward an interest rate hike. Mixed economic data both domestically and globally leave the central bank struggling with increasing interest rates.  “The Fed is certainly worried about the Chinese markets, and the massive... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/8/2015

PRECIOUS METALS REBOUND; U.S. STOCKS UNDERPERFORM Precious Metals prices were pressured Tuesday from the financial collapse of Greece along with the possibility of the country exiting the eurozone. Today, Gold and Silver are attempting to rebound as the U.S. dollar is weak due to European shares rising. The eurozone has given Greece until the end of this week to propose an extensive reform in exchange for loans t... Read More

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