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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

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

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