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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

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/24/2014

GOLD HOLDS ONTO GAINS AS EURO STRENGTHENS Gold and Silver prices are hovering and holding onto gains received Friday. Although some feel Gold has had a lackluster year, recent news out of China and Europe have sparked recent gains and optimism for the future. Julian Jessop, head of commodities research at Capital Economics, wrote, “Gold remains out of favor with Wes... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/21/2014

GOLD RISES AS CHINA SHOCKS MARKETS, CUTS INTEREST RATES Precious Metals prices are rallying and picking up strength in early morning trading. News that China cut its benchmark interest rates surprised the markets and boosted Gold, helping the metal rally to a three week high. China is the world’s biggest Gold consumer and the surprise interest rate cut spurred expectations that demand for the yellow metal could ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/20/2014

GOLD REMAINS FLAT; U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FALL Gold is flat this morning after yesterday’s price drop quickly recovered thanks to bullish buyers. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s October policy meeting minutes were released Wednesday and reflected the likelihood of increased interest rates in 2015.  “After a big price drop in a small time, you get a return in Chinese demand, and that's what we've seen,” Natixis... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/19/2014

METALS RISING AHEAD OF FED MINUTES Precious Metal prices are bouncing in early morning trading as Gold holds near $1,200.  Yesterday, Gold reached its highest point since October 30th, but saw a slight dip today as investors prepare for the release of the Federal Reserve minutes later today and an opinion poll in Switzerland ahead of their Gold referendum scheduled for next week.  LBBW analyst Thorsten Proettel said, “What we've seen is a bit of short c... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/18/2014

GOLD RISES ON WEAK DOLLAR; OPEC TO VOTE NEXT WEEK Gold reached a 2-1/2 week high today due to a weaker U.S. dollar. "We are seeing a corrective bounce, but it looks like we have already done quite a lot from the $1,130 [per ounce] lows a couple of weeks ago," Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said.  German economic sentiment rose in November for the first time in the last year, supporting the eu... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/17/2014

METALS REMAIN STEADY AS JAPAN SLIPS INTO RECESSION Precious Metal prices start the week holding near two week highs during morning trading hours. Economic data showing Japan's economy has slipped into a recession has given the metals a boost; however a strong U.S. dollar held the metals in check. Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said, "Friday... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/14/2014

METALS FEEL PRESSURE AS DOLLAR CONTINUES GAINS Precious Metal prices are on the decline in early morning trading. As the U.S. dollar hit a seven year high against the yen, Gold is feeling the pressure. However, the recent price drop hasn’t been completely negative for metals, as lower prices typically call for higher demand. Afshin Nabavi, head of trading at MKS, said, “There is some pressure that seems to be dollar related … Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/13/2014

GOLD SLIGHTLY SUPPORTED BY HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS Gold and Silver are slowly climbing this morning due to a softer U.S. dollar after European stocks were 0.4 percent higher and weaker than expected economic data was released. According to the Labor Department today, jobless claims were higher than expected with a reported 290,000 claims for state unemployment benefits for the week ending November 8th.  Although the market does not seem to have high rates of... Read More

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

METALS FLAT AS INVESTORS DIGEST UBS REPORT After showing small signs of life Tuesday, Precious Metal prices remain steady Wednesday. As the U.S. dollar approaches a four year high, investors are digesting news that a Swiss regulator’s investigation into Precious Metals and Forex trading at UBS uncovered a “clear attempt” to control metals benchmarks. Commerzbank an... Read More

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

METALS PRICES MAKE MINOR MOVES; FED INTEREST RATES TOO LOW A stronger U.S. dollar and rising stocks reflected in the Gold price this morning, as the yellow metal fell slightly. Increased physical demand is also helping Gold. “Retail demand is very strong since prices came off,” Heraeus trader Alexander Zumpfe said. “Overall, physical demand is lending some support – Asia is also showing steady buying interest, th... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/10/2014

METALS CONTINUE FIGHT AS WEAK JOBS DATA CONTINUES TO WEIGH ON DOLLAR Precious Metal prices are down during morning trading hours giving back some of their recent gains from Friday when they rebounded from 4-1/2 year lows.  Friday’s less than stellar payrolls report missed investor expectations giving metals a slight boost, but many are still concerned with the... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/7/2014

WEAK U.S. JOBS DATA RAISES GOLD, STOCKS After a harsh week, Precious Metals prices were lifted following lower than expected U.S. jobs figures for October. The news pressured the U.S. dollar, as investors continued to take profit on the greenback after its month-long rally. “After we've had such a big selloff, some speculators are covering their shorts after the worse-than-expected nonfarm number. I think that's ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/6/2014

METALS REMAIN STABLE; INVESTORS ANTICIPATE FRIDAY’S NONFARM PAYROLL  Precious Metals prices remained flat throughout trading on Thursday after the U.S. dollar dipped from profit-taking.  "We're holding steady today but nobody wants to make a big move ahead of the employment numbers tomorrow morning. If there's a positive number, they (the bears) may take a run at it," Paul Sacks, principal go... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/5/2014

METALS CONTINUE TO DECLINE AS OIL GETS BOOST Precious Metal prices continued to decline Wednesday, reaching their lowest point since mid-2010. A day after U.S. mid-term elections, the dollar soared, hitting a four and a half year high while providing tremendous pressure to metals. When asked his thoughts on Gold and the future of metals, Credit Suisse analyst Karim ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 11/4/2014

METALS CONTINUE FIGHT AS OIL AFFECTS ENERGY SHARES Precious Metal prices declined most of the day before getting a slight boost to finish in the green and snap a four-day decline. A dip in the U.S. dollar along with reports of internal tensions within the European Central Bank (ECB) have helped metals rebound from four-year lows. With Gold reaching the key level of $1,180 per ounce, many analysts expect demand t... Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Recap – 10/31/2014

METALS AWAIT DIRECTION AHEAD OF FED MEETING The week began with speculation on what might occur during the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting that began on Tuesday, along with a week of important economic data releases. Precious Metal prices received a nice boost Monday morning ending three consecutive days of losses from recovering physical demand. Precious metals strategist at Mitsubishi Corp International Johnathan Butler said, “Although this is clearly a bearish de... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/31/2014

BANK OF JAPAN SHOCKS MARKETS, PRESSURES METALS Precious Metal prices are continuing their decline in early morning trading, with Gold and Silver reaching four year lows. New data released showing an improved U.S. economy, along with a new round of quantitative easing by the Bank of Japan, has provided additional pressure to metals while boosting the dollar and marke... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/30/2014

GOLD DOWN AS U.S. DOLLAR RISES AND MARKET REACTS TO FEDS QE CONCLUSION Gold hit nearly a four week low today after the market had time to digest yesterday’s news that the Fed is ending its QE program.  As expected, U.S. data was released today showing strong third quarter economic growth figures, which lifted the U.S. dollar and pressured Gold.  "The feeling was that given the turmoil markets had s... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/30/2014

METALS CONTINUE FALL ON FED’S DOVISH STANCE Precious Metal prices are moving rapidly and trading lower through morning trading.  Since Wednesday’s announcement was made by the U.S. Federal Reserve to officially end the stimulus program that has provided support the economy, metals prices have been retreating.  However, even with today’s losses some analyst are positive about the direction of Gold and believe the Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/29/2014

FEDERAL RESERVE ENDS QE, PRESSURES COMMODITIES The market reacted to the Federal Reserve announcing the end of its quantitative easing (QE) program, which consisted of monthly bond buying to stimulate the U.S. economy. Stocks fell, bonds sold off and Precious Metals were pressured lower after the news broke from the Fed’s policy meeting. Investors also noticed a more aggressive tone toward raising interest rates ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/29/2014

SPECULATION DRIVES METALS AHEAD OF FED STATEMENT Precious Metal prices are off to a stagnant start in early morning trading. As the two-day U.S. Federal Reserve meeting comes to a close, investors expect an announcement on the end of quantitative easing (QE). However, not everyone is confident in the Fed’s decision to stop its bond-buying stimulus program. Investment broker Peter Schiff told CNBC in an interview, “ Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/28/2014

METALS CONTINUE TO SHOW STRENGTH AHEAD OF FED STATEMENT Precious Metal prices are continuing to show strength and prices push upward through afternoon trading.  As investor prepare for the statement at the end of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting, soft U.S. consumer spending data has provided pressure to the U.S. dollar while giving the metals a boost. George... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/28/2014

GOLD LIFTED BY WEAK DOLLAR; HOUSING MARKET FUTURE UNKNOWN Precious Metals reacted positively to data from the U.S. Commerce Department showing durable goods orders fell 1.3 percent last month. The news pressured the U.S. dollar, which assisted Gold as it regained nearly four percent this month on global growth concerns. The Federal Reserve begins its two day Federal Open Market Committee meeting today and is expected to announce the conclusion of its monthly bond-buying prog... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/27/2014

GOLD DROPS AS ETP ASSETS DECLINE TO FIVE-YEAR LOW Holdings in exchange traded products (ETP) backed by Gold fell to their lowest level in five years. The metal’s 30-day historical volatility has climbed this month, shaking many investors out of the market. Investors continue to try and predict when the U.S. Federal Reser... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/27/2014

METALS AWAIT DIRECTION AHEAD OF FED MEETING Precious Metal prices saw a slight boost Monday morning ending three consecutive days of losses.  As investors prepare for a week of important economic data releases, the two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting, which begins Tuesday, will be closely watched.  Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said, “The Fed obviously has a mandate domestically on inflation and growth, but Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Recap – 10/24/2014

ANOTHER WEEK OF TRYING TO PREDICT FUTURE FED ACTIONS This week, Gold and Silver gave back a small portion of their recent gains. Last week’s negative global economic news boosted prices on expectations that the Fed would delay interest rate hikes. The markets continue to focus on what the Fed may or may not do and this week the sentiment turned to sooner rather than later [interest rate hikes]. All it took was a jobs... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/24/2014

METALS MOVE UP AS FUTURES, OIL DROP Precious Metal prices are rising in early morning trading. Although Gold has gained for two straight weeks, a stronger U.S. dollar along with better than expected economic data have put a damper on the yellow metal’s safe-haven appeal. Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said, “A better run of U.S. data has calmed nerves about the w... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/23/2014

PRECIOUS METALS AFFECTED BY STRONG EUROZONE DATA; U.S. JOB MARKET REFLECTS SOLID FIGURES Gold is down this morning due to better-than-expected business activity in the eurozone.  When the news broke it lifted stock markets from early lows, which pressured the yellow metal.  Additional pressure is being felt this morning from a stronger U.S. dollar, which reached its highest point in a week.  Platinum p... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/22/2014

METALS, STOCKS FALL AFTER SHOOTING AT CANADIAN PARLIAMENT Gold and Silver came down modestly from recent six week highs while the Dow was off 153 points on news coming out of Canada. A military guard died from gunshot wounds after an attack at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, followed by multiple rounds reportedly fired at the adjacent Parliament building. This exacerbated concerns about Canadian terrorist at... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/22/2014

METALS DOWN AS CONSUMERS DIGEST DATA Precious Metal prices are lower in early morning trading. Although Gold is coming off a six week high, softened physical demand along with a slightly higher U.S. dollar provide some pressure to metals. However, with investors still concerned about a slowing global economy and news from China showing third quarter growth was the ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Report – 10/21/2014

CHINA, INDIA BACK IN GOLD MARKET IN A BIG WAY In the past two years, we have seen an odd phenomenon in the Gold market. The weaker the price, the stronger the physical demand. China and India are among the countries hungriest for physical Gold and their appetite has been voracious. India’s Gold imports have risen 450 percent. Combined, India and China are buying eno... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/21/2014

GOLD HITS ONE-MONTH HIGH; LOWER OIL PRICES ELEVATE CONCERN Precious Metals prices are on the rise with Gold reaching a one-month high this morning with a weaker U.S. dollar and continued concern over global growth.  Recent data from China showed their growth fell in the third quarter to its lowest since the infamous 2008 worldwide financial crisis, while its gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent above the 7.2 percent forecasted by analysts.  " Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/20/2014

GOLD, SILVER HOLD GAINS AS STOCKS REBOUND The stock market had an ugly open today on the disappointing earnings outlook coming out of IBM. One concern was that IBM earnings might foretell things to come, but these fears subsided on Apple’s positive quarterly results and stocks bounced into positive territory for the third day in a row. Gold and Silver maintained positive momentum on a weaker U.S. dollar and conti... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/20/2014

METALS GAINING AHEAD OF DATA Precious Metals prices are gaining through morning trading as investors continue showing concern over global economic slowdown. Many will keep an eye on a variety of quarterly reports over the next few days that will likely shape equity markets. Analysts at Sharps Pixley mentioned in a note, “While the sentiment towards Gold has been soured given little inflationary pressure, the global equity rout and the on-going Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/17/2014

EQUITY MARKETS GET WAKE UP CALL; GLOBAL ECONOMY STILL INTERCONNECTED Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, prefaced the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Risk Report: “Our lives are changing at an unprecedented pace. Transformational shifts in our economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technical systems offer unparalleled opportunities, but the int... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/17/2014

METALS FLAT AS FED SPECULATION GROWS Precious Metal prices are relatively flat through early morning trading.  As investor concerns continue growing over a global economic slowdown, Gold’s safe haven appeal has been boosted and the metal is set for its second consecutive week of gains. ABN Amro analyst Georgette Boele said, “There has been a move down in the d... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/16/2014

PLATINUM MOVES BELOW GOLD; FED MAY WAIT TO END STIMULUS PROGRAM Precious Metals prices are down across the board today with Platinum falling below Gold for the first time since April 2013. Platinum has been on the down slope since July somewhat due to the ongoing mine strikes in South Africa, which extended a third straig... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/16/2014

GLOBAL ECONOMIC CONCERNS PROVIDE STABLITY FOR METALS Precious Metal prices are showing a small decline in early morning trading.  Although there is a slight dip in Gold, it is still retaining its recent gains and trading near its highest point in over a month.  As investor’s concerns continue to increase over a sluggish global economy, many are looking to avoid risker assets, such as equities, and are instead turning to the safe-haven appeal of Precious Metals.... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Report – 10/15/2014

GOLD RISES, U.S. EQUITIES SINK ON DISAPPOINTING DATA The Dow fell more than 400 points before staging a rally to close down only 173 points, while the U.S. dollar fell to a three-week low versus the euro. The stock market began to dive following a report showing September retail sales fell along with producer prices. Signals that the U.S. economy may be struggling co... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/15/2014

GOLD REACTS TO STRONG DOLLAR; INFLATION CONCERNS MAY BEGIN FOR U.S. MARKET Gold reached a four-week high yesterday, but has lost traction today due to a stronger U.S. dollar.  The concern over global growth is currently supporting the yellow metal and preventing a further price drop.  "Gold is at the mercy of other markets," Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said. "There are two views here... Read More

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