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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/21/2014

GOLD & SILVER PRICES CONTINUE TO SLIDE ON FED EXPECTATIONS Gold and Silver prices fell sharply in morning trading and although declines have continued, the pace of decline has slowed. The bad news for Gold is good news for stocks. The S&P 500 topped a record level this morning. The expectations that the Fed will raise inter... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/21/2014

GOLD DOWN, STOCKS UP ON INTEREST RATE SPECULATION The Gold price is trading near a two-month low due to a strengthening U.S. dollar and economic data. The weekly jobless claims report showed fewer than 300,000 new claims for the third time in five weeks. One Precious Metals trader said, “Gold had already been under pressure from the dollar. Onc... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –8/20/2014

FED MINUTES INDICATE RATE HIKE COULD BE SOONER THAN EXPECTED The Gold price fell to a two-week low as investors speculate an interest rate hike may come sooner than expected.  After the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting, Gold came under pressure as non-interest earning assets like Precious Metals re... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report –8/20/2014

PRECIOUS METALS STAGNANT AHEAD OF FED MINUTES Precious Metal prices remain stagnant ahead of the soon to be released Federal Reserve minutes from July’s policy meeting. As traders prepare for the much anticipated two-day Fed policy meeting beginning tomorrow in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, many hope minutes from July’s meeting will hint at the Federa... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/20/2014

GOLD STILL STUCK IN RANGE The Gold price and U.S. stock futures are mostly flat in early-morning trading, but the Silver price is recovering more rapidly from recent losses. Heraeus trader Alexander Zumpfe said, “(Gold is under pressure from) a combination of the stronger dollar, together with ongoing weak demand. It's a bit frustrating from a trading perspective - it's not only range trading, this rang... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –8/19/2014

GOLD TRIMMED ON STOCK RALLY AS INVESTORS EYE JACKSON HOLE Increased risk appetite has weighed on Precious Metals and lifted stocks today as strong U.S. housing data influenced a temporary move away from Gold and Silver.  The Gold price continues to hover around $1,300 an ounce as investors and traders alike mull over geopolitical tensions abroad and domestic economic data for signs of future market movement.  Many investors will be eyeing the outcome of this week’s... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report –8/19/2014

GOLD & SILVER HEAD LOWER Gold and Silver began the day attempting to push upward, but have since given up gains on the strengthening U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar and Gold generally move in different directions and today is no exception. The U.S. dollar hit a nine-month high against the euro and rose against the basket of major currencies as well. Stronger than e... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/19/2014

METALS MOVE AS INVESTORS LOOK TO FED FOR DIRECTION Precious Metals prices are gaining through early morning trading.  After two consecutive days of losses, Gold prices are rebounding as investors continue to monitor volatile political situations around the world. Also on investors’ minds are U.S. data being released today and Federal Reserve chairwoma... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2014

UKRAINE TENSION EASES; FED COULD SET DATE TO RAISE RATES Several factors are responsible for pushing Gold below $1,300 an ounce today, such as a stronger U.S. dollar and European and U.S. shares bouncing due to tensions easing in Ukraine. Gold has jumped nearly eight percent this year as investors have opted for the safe haven asset with concerns growing in Ukraine and the Middle East. For the fir... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2014

STOCKS BOOM; GOLD, SILVER COMPLACENT Global equity markets are up across the board and the U.S. markets are no exception. The Nasdaq Composite rose to a 13 year high while oil is at its lowest in almost a year. Stories coming out of Ukraine and the Middle East indicate an easing of geopolitical tensions and the markets are reacting favorably. “The largest of the drivers is really a reversal of our concerns on Fri... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/18/2014

METALS FLAT AHEAD OF FED MEETINGS Precious Metals are trading relatively flat through early morning trading.  News out of Europe that tensions in Ukraine are cooling pressured the metals but a drop in U.S. Treasury yields along with a relatively flat dollar is helping Gold stay around $1,300.   When asked if the news would affect the Federa... Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2014

GOLD REMAINS FLAT AS INVESTOR SENTIMENT INCREASES FOR JULY Precious Metals traded near even Monday as lack of news in the headlines kept price movement to a minimum.  Investors continue to eye geopolitical crises in the Middle East and Ukraine as bearish forecasts from major financial institutions in early 2014 continue to prove inacc... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2014

GOLD, SILVER & STOCKS ON A ROLLER COASTER RIDE THIS MORNING Gold began the day well below $1,300 and down almost $20. Silver looked like it might head below $19 and all the while U.S. Stocks were up nicely. Since then, stocks are down triple digits and Gold and Silver rebounded sharply on news coming out of Ukraine that Ukrainian artillery destroyed a significant portion of a 270 truck Russian con... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/15/2014

PRICES LOWER ON TENSIONS; NEW SILVER FIX CAUSES CONFUSION The Gold price is lower in early morning trading, though it remained near the key psychological $1,300 per ounce mark. One Precious Metals trader said, “Gold will be well-supported above $1,300 on underlying geopolitical tensions. Some weak data in the last few days is also helping. But if equity mar... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/14/2014

GOLD FLAT BUT OUTPERFORMING OTHER MAJOR ASSETS IN 2014 The Gold price remains relatively unchanged today, even as a rise in unemployment claims pared speculation that the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates in the near future.  “Concerns about the labor market are back,” Phil Streible, a senior commodity broker at R.J. O’Brien &a... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/14/2014

PRICES WAITING FOR ‘SIGNIFICANT’ EVENT Gold and Silver prices were little changed in the hours after last week’s jobless claims data was released this morning. Andrey Kryuchenkov, strategist at VTB Capital, said, “We still believe it will take a significant macro event for the market to establish a new trend… In the meantime, in the absence of ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/14/2014

JOBLESS CLAIMS BOOST GOLD Gold and Silver prices increased slightly after this morning’s release of the weekly jobless claims report, which showed a higher-than-expected increase to 311,000 (a six-week high) for last week. The Gold price, in the face of many normal... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/13/2014

GOLD FUTURES BOUNCE FOLLOWING WEAK RETAIL SALES NUMBERS Gold futures received a mild boost today following disappointing U.S. retail sales data.  The weaker-than-expected retail figures reinforced the belief that the Federal Reserve will maintain low interest rates for the foreseeable future.  “The Precious Metal has certai... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/13/2014

GOLD STILL EVEN AS ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL NEWS JOUST The Gold price remains flat for the third straight session.  A rise in U.S. equities is weighing on Precious Metals though geopolitical concerns continue to lend a hand in buoying Gold and Silver.  Investors and traders are awaiting U.S. retail sales data and news from the Federal Rese... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/13/2014

GOLD HIGHER AS ‘EURO IN DIRE STRAITS’ Gold and Silver prices and U.S. stock futures are higher in early-morning trading. Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said of Gold, “It seems that the $1,308-9 [per ounce] level has become a bit of a magnet to the market as it is not any clearer what the focus should be at the moment. The geopolitical tensions do have their moments of impact but they just don't last too long … the euro is in dire straits from an inflation poin... Read More

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

GOLD IN STALEMATE AS SUMMER DOLDRUMS GRIP MARKETS The Gold price remains relatively unchanged for a second straight session as the historically low-volume summer months plague Precious Metals markets. Analysts usually expect volume to pick up toward the beginning of September. With U.S. forces stepping in to assist against rebels in Iraq and ... Read More

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