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Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/19/2015

GOLD GAINS ON FED’S STANCE; U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL Gold made gains after January’s Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes showed concern for raising interest rates too soon. The minutes also revealed the struggle to shore up solid U.S. economic growth with weakness in international markets as well as continued concern regarding falling inflation expectations. "Be... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/18/2015

GOLD PRESSURED BY GREEK FINANCIAL WOES Gold fell 1.8 percent Tuesday on growing concern over Greece’s financial troubles.  The Greek government will ask for an extension on its loan contract with the eurozone Thursday.  “Greece remains the joker, and from looking at all markets from stocks to bonds and the euro the market firmly believes that a solution will be found despite all the current obstacles.  Failure will attract buying of Gold, but for now traders ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/13/2015

GOLD REBOUNDS ON WEAKER DOLLAR Gold is on the rise Friday due to expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and a possible deal in Greece.  With weak retail sales and  jobless claims, Gold is in a holding pattern. An ING Bank senior strategist said, “We are in a holding pattern between $1,150 and $1,300 [per ounce] just because there isn't enough clarity around when the [U.S. Federal Reserve] is going ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/12/2015

GOLD UP ON WEAKER DOLLAR; U.S. ECONOMY STARTING SOFT Rebounding from a five week low, Gold rose Thursday on news of an easing dollar versus the Japanese yen with more uncertainty over Greece’s debt. The dollar rose to a three week high Wednesday against major world currencies, but fell up to one percent versus the yen Thursday due to reports that more monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan would be counterproductive. Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said, "T... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/11/2015

GOLD BACK ON GREEK UNCERTAINTY; U.S. HOUSING UNDERPERFORMING Gold fell back a bit Wednesday ahead of a meeting with finance ministers to deliberate Greece’s future in the eurozone. The news lifted the U.S. dollar, but worried financial markets. Natixis analyst Bernard Dahdah said, “There has been some retail demand driven by the situation in Europe from the end of December. That said, prices are flat and people are possibly not expecting a breakthrough from this we... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/10/2015

METALS DOWN AS UNCERTAINTY LOOMS Precious Metal prices struggle to gain footing in early morning trading while investors monitor the global economic atmosphere. Although metals are currently experiencing a slight decline, growing concern over Greece’s potential exit from the eurozone coupled with extreme uncertainty in the equities markets has some an... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/9/2015

METALS RISING AS GREEK FEARS MOUNT Precious Metal prices are rising in early morning trading as investors react to weekend news.  After hitting its lowest point in three weeks, Gold was boosted by Chinese trade data, European economic worries and reemerging fear about Greece’s position in the eurozone.  Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said, “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/6/2015

GOLD SLIGHTLY DOWN AS THE UNITED STATES AWAITS JOB DATA REPORT Gold fell slightly as world leaders await results from the U.S. employment data report. A strong report would strengthen the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, which would curb Gold’s appeal. A weak report could result in a weaker dollar, boosting bullion prices. Saxo Bank senior manager, Ole Hansen said, Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 2/5/2015

GOLD FALLS ON UNCERTAINTY; STOCKS RALLY ON OIL Investors were left on the sidelines with uncertainty as the European Central Bank (ECB) said it will no longer accept Greek bonds for funding on Thursday. Gold fell almost one percent on the news and Athens, which is seeking debt relief from eurozone lenders, received a blow by the ECB’s announcement that low... Read More

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

GOLD ON MOVE; THOUGHTS SPLIT ON INCREASING INTEREST RATES Gold rebounded from yesterday’s 1 percent loss after China’s central bank required banks to reduce the amount of cash on reserves to make it available for stimulating their economy. “Gold's rally this year has partly been based on this premise that central banks are losing their fight against slower growth and deflation and are having to take even more rad... Read More

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

METALS PULL BACK AS INVESTORS CASH IN ON PROFITS Precious Metal prices are off to a slow start Monday morning after closing January with Gold’s biggest monthly rise in three years.  A bleak global economic outlook has supported the metal’s safe haven demand, while the boost in price has caused some investors to begin profit taking.  Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar sai... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/30/2015

GOLD ENDS MONTH UP NEARLY 7% ON ECB UNCERTAINTY The European Central Bank has kept Gold on track for its biggest monthly gain in 1 1/2 years. The metal is starting up today, despite Thursday’s two percent drop. Gold pulled back yesterday with the expectation U.S. interest rates will increase this year. Julius Baer analyst Carsten Menke said, “We're expecting the first interest rate hike early in the fourth quarter, in October. T... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/29/2015

GOLD FALLS AS FED OUTLOOK BOOSTS DOLLAR; U.S. HOME SALES DOWN The U.S. Federal Reserve said in Wednesday’s policy statement the economy was expanding “at a solid pace,” but reiterated it would be “patient” when deciding to increase benchmark borrowing costs from zero. “There was a chance that the [Europea... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/28/2015

METALS LINGER AHEAD OF FOMC STATEMENT; OIL FUTURES REMAIN DOWN Gold and Silver are slightly pressured ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement today following the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting. Policymakers are expected to reinforce their patient approach to increasing interest rates due to recent financial global economic concern. “I think it'll be mostly a non-event. The Fed will probably stick to the status quo and if that proves to be true ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/26/2015

METALS DECLINE FOLLOWING GREEK ELECTION Precious Metal prices are slightly pulling back during morning trading hours, giving back some of the gains achieved last week. As investors continue monitoring uncertainty in the marketplace, profit-taking and Sunday’s Greek election pressured Gold and other Precious Metals. Analysts at Commerzbank said, “As we had ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/23/2015

GOLD DECLINES FROM 5 MONTH HIGH AS ECB MOVE BOOSTS DOLLAR After Gold moved above $1,300 an ounce Thursday, the European Central Bank’s plan to put out nearly 1 trillion euros to reflate their economy has hindered the metal, due in part to the euro hitting an 11 year low against the dollar. Saxo Bank Head of Commodity Strategy Ole Hansen said, “Gold was completely disloc... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/23/2015

Gold declines from 5 month high as ECB move boosts dollar After Gold moved above $1,300 an ounce Thursday, the European Central Bank’s plan to put out nearly 1 trillion euros to reflate their economy has hindered the metal, due in part to the euro hitting an 11 year low against the dollar. Saxo Bank Head of Commodity Strategy Ole Hansen said, “Gold was completely disloc... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/22/2015

Gold Reacts to Draghi’s words; U.S. jobless claims fall Aimed at reviving the eurozone economy, the European Central Bank launched a multi-billion-euro bond-buying program Thursday, which erased Gold’s earlier losses. "Gold is reacting to what [ECB President Mario] Draghi has to say, to the bigger package that was announced and to rebounding inflation expectations in the [eurozone]," ABN Amro analyst Ge... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/21/2015

GOLD CONTINUES CLIMB; UPCOMING POLICY MEETINGS FOR ECB, FEDERAL RESERVE Gold crossed an important threshold this morning, climbing over $1,300 an ounce for the first time since August. The recent jump in Precious Metals prices comes from investors’ concern over the global economy.  The market anticipates the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a new round of quantitative easing (QE) to boost their economy at Thursday’s ECB policy meeting.  “ Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report - 1/19/2015

METALS FLAT AS CHINA FEELS PRESSURE Precious Metal prices are down slightly on weakening equity markets and possible stimulus from the European Central Bank. These uncertainties have some analysts curious about what the future holds. Barclays commodities analysts, led by Suki Cooper, wrote, “The key question is whether gains can be sustained,” as Gold previou... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/16/2015

GOLD GAINS AS INVESTORS DIGEST SWISS NEWS Precious Metal prices are seeing little movement during early morning trading.  A day after Gold posted its biggest weekly gain and hit a four month high, investors are digesting news that the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly removed the cap on the Swiss franc.  This in turn has added more volatility to an already ... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/15/2015

GOLD CLIMBS AFTER SNB ABANDONS CURRENCY CAP; UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISING Gold jumped more than 2 percent today on shocking news the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will abandon its three-year currency cap of 1.20 francs per euro.  "Gold is gaining from a risk-off situation because nobody expected the Swiss central bank not to keep that cap, and this has created potential big losses in many places and i... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/14/2015

GOLD GAINS AS WORLD BANK CUTS GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST Precious Metal prices are relatively flat in early morning trading, giving back some of yesterday’s gains. Gold reached a 12 week high Tuesday, supported by investor concern over the slowing global economy and oil’s continued slide.  However,  heavy selling in... Read More

Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/13/2015

GOLD HITS 12 WEEK HIGH; CRUDE OIL REACHES SIX YEAR LOW Gold continues to climb reaching its highest point since mid-October at $1,243.60 per ounce with the stock market and currencies reacting seriously to sliding crude oil prices.  For the month of January, Gold has jumped five percent as the U.S. economy has become pressured with equities dipping, which has caused concern over whether the Fed will increase... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/30/2014

GOLD JUMPS 2 PERCENT; CRUDE OIL CONTINUES TO DROP Precious Metals prices received a nice boost this morning thanks to year-end buyers and, as is common toward the end of the year, short-covering. Gold rose more than 2 percent, hurdling over the $1,200 per oz price that most investors eyed as a key level.  The market anticipates both Greece’s election outcome along with tensions between Russia and the west to... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2014

COMMODITIES, EQUITIES REACT TO U.S. GDP Gold rebounded this morning after hitting a three-week low Monday as equities rose. Wall Street performed well Monday, closing at historic highs, which ultimately pressured Precious Metals across the board. “Positioning still seems to be light in Gold so we expect the market to remain contained during the holiday period, but big swings in other markets such as the dollar and crude will exacerbate moves due to the light liquidity,” MKS ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/18/2014

GOLD JUMPS ON FED NEWS; U.S. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY SLOWS Gold rose over 2 percent this  morning with news from the U.S. Federal Reserve regarding their plan to wait to hike interest rates for at least a few policy meetings.  The assumption has already been set that interest rates would not increase until around April 2015 or later.  "The Fed left themselves lots of room going forward, depending on... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/17/2014

METALS STEADY AHEAD OF FED STATEMENT After yesterday’s decline, Precious Metal prices are steadying during morning trading.  With the conclusion of the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the year, investors await an official statement for direction.  As Russia dramatically increased interest rates and pushed the ruble down more than 11 percent, concerns of a faltering global economy are resurfaci... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/15/2014

METALS DOWN AHEAD OF FED MEETING Precious Metal prices are on the decline in morning trading following a week where Gold saw a 3 percent rise.  Data released Monday morning showed an increase in U.S. manufacturing output in November providing a boost to the dollar while pressuring metals.  The Federal Reserve will begin their last two- day policy meeting for ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/12/2014

GOLD SET FOR BIG WEEKLY GAIN AS STOCKS, OIL STRUGGLE Gold and Silver prices are slightly lower in early morning trading.  However, even with this morning’s movement, Gold is set for its second straight week of gains and is up nearly 3 percent this week after dips in the U.S. dollar, stocks and oil prices. With Gold having its biggest weekly rise since June, some analysts are considering the yellow metal’s ne... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/11/2014

GOLD SLIDES ON ROBUST DOLLAR; LOWER OIL PRICES IMPROVE U.S. ECONOMY The price of Gold declined almost 1 percent today after reaching a seven-week high due to optimistic U.S. economic data, which boosted the dollar.  The job market appears to be on track for recovery with fewer new claims for unemployment benefits being reported last week and consumer spending increasing in November.  "The market's focus is on the 'considerable time' language, whether the Fed w... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/10/2014

METALS GAINING AS GLOBAL ECONOMIC FEARS RESURFACE Gold and Silver prices are relatively flat during morning trade hours. A day after Gold rallied to its highest point in over a month, investors are still awaiting direction. With Greece planning on holding its presidential election two months ahead of schedule and news Chinese authorities took ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/9/2014

GOLD CLIMBS ON PESSIMISTIC FED NEWS; SHILLER EXPLAINS OVERVALUATION OF EQUITIES This morning, Gold reached its highest point since late October thanks to Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart’s comments yesterday that he’s in no hurry to raise interest rates. The news pulled the U.S. dollar back to its largest one-day drop since April versus the Japanese yen. "It's a combination of dollar weakne... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/8/2014

METALS GAINING AS STOCKS PULL BACK Precious Metal prices are on the rise during morning trading, regaining some of the losses suffered after the release of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Gold lost 1.1 percent Friday, but the yellow metal is gaining as a European equities fall provided support.  Although the market has recently experienced much volatility, some analysts believe investors are already consi... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/5/2014

U.S. PAYROLL DATA SUPRISES AS METALS RETREAT Precious Metal prices are on the move and experiencing a pullback during morning trading.  The much anticipated release of the U.S. payroll report has provided pressure to metals as the report showed an increase in jobs by 321,000 in November, which was well beyond the expectation of 235,000 jobs being added.  However, with the physical market having very high d... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/4/2014

GOLD MOVES AHEAD OF ECB MEETING; U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FALL Gold slightly moved back during early morning trading ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting due to an expected announcement for further fiscal policy as the euro has been performing poorly compared to the U.S. dollar.  The U.S. dollar has soared to a two-year high, while the euro dropped to less than $1.23 for the first time in over two years today.  "Generally European easing has played... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/3/2014

METALS RANGEBOUND AS INVESTORS AWAIT KEY DATA Precious Metal prices are trading relatively flat through morning trading after seeing volatility command the market the two prior sessions.  As investors prepare for the release of key economic data on U.S. markets and an announcement by European Central Bank head, Mario Draghi, firmer oil prices are helping provide a... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/2/2014

GOLD BREAKS WITH STRONGER DOLLAR; OIL PRICES CONTINUE TO FALL A solid U.S. dollar pressured Precious Metals this morning as oil prices continue to decline, indicating a boost in the economy. “There is extremely chopping trading going in the year end ... concerns over the impact of lower prices on inflation and what lower inflation does to a central bank's policy are driving factors at the moment,” BofA Merrill Ly... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/01/2014

METALS SURGE AS OIL REACHES FIVE YEAR LOW Precious Metal prices are on the move through early morning trading as investors return from the holiday weekend.  Although Gold posted a two percent loss early this morning after Switzerland’s citizens voted against the referendum that would require the country to boost its Gold reserves to 20 percent, prices have rebound... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/26/2014

METALS GAINING AS JOBS DATA DISAPPOINTS Gold and Silver prices are gaining in morning trading. The U.S. dollar gained Tuesday as investors around the world consider that the European Central Bank may provide more stimulus to the region. Although this has applied some pressure to metals, physical demand has helped support prices. Speaking on the two contradictory factors, Thorsten Proettel, analyst at German bank... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/25/2014

GOLD SLOWLY CLIMBS PAST $1,200; OPEC TO VOTE ON FUTURE OIL PRODUCTION Precious Metals prices are up slightly this morning as the Swiss plan to vote Sunday on the Swiss National Bank holding a minimum 20 percent of its assets in Gold versus the 8 percent held last month. Bullish investors believe a ‘yes’ vote could support Gold prices in the future, but opinion polls show some voters are still und... Read More

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