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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/11/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,384.30 Silver price - $29.66 Platinum price - $1,760.00 Palladium price - $775.00 COMMENTARY: Precious metals prices are back on the rise this morning amid deepening worries about the spread and severity of the European debt crisis. Portugal has a “ Read More

Closing Gold and Silver Market Report – 01/10/2011

At 4 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,376.90 Silver price - $29.14 Platinum price - $1,743.60 Palladium price - $753.50   COMMENTARY: Today has been a relatively slow economic news day with earnings announcements expected over the next few days and the tragic news of Representative Giffords of Arizona dominating the ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold and Silver Market Report – 1/12/2011

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,384.50 Silver price - $29.60 Platinum price - $1,797.80 Palladium price - $807.50 COMMENTARY: Precious metals seem to be moving in opposite directions today with gold and silver moving slightly down while platinum and palladium seem to be experiencing good gains. The prices of gold and silver moving down probably have to do with the fact that Portugal’s auc... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/10/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,372.90 Silver price - $28.95 Platinum price - $1,744.30 Palladium price - $755.80 COMMENTARY: Precious metals are flat this morning, but there are plenty of stories around the world brewing under the surface that may affect prices at some point. Here in the U.S., we had the tragedy in Arizona Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/7/2011

  At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,370.70 Silver price - $28.72 Platinum price - $1,736.80 Palladium price - $754.40   COMMENTARY:Today followed the trend of the last couple days as precious metals moved slightly lower in daily trading. They began at their low and then rebounded on the disappointing Labor Department’s nonfarm jobs report.  Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/7/2011

At 12 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price - $1368.70 Silver price - $28.86 Platinum price - $1,735.40 Palladium price - $755.00 COMMENTARY: Today’s disappointing job report could not be tempered by a slight drop in overall unemployment. Simply stated, the economic outlook is not as favorable as some thought earlier in the week. Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird, Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/7/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,368.10 Silver price - $28.80 Platinum price - $1,737.70 Palladium price - $753.60   COMMENTARY:Precious metal prices are already rebounding off their morning lows. The Labor Department’s nonfarm jobs report for new jobs created in December was released, and there is disappointment in the air. 103,000 job... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/6/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1,372.40 Silver price – $29.12 Platinum price – $1,735.00 Palladium price – $763.30 COMMENTARY: Today’s news stays steady on its positive outlook for the stock markets as well as the U.S. dollar moving slightly higher recently. Fewer Americans filed for unemployment checks which boosts prospects for the labor market whose numbers will be released tomorrow. “You... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/6/2011

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,375.10 Silver price - $29.30 Platinum price - $1,732.50 Palladium price - $764.30   COMMENTARY: There has been much written this week about the price of precious going down due to the renewed enthusiasm for more risk (stocks), however, nothing significant has materialized. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/6/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,372.40 Silver price - $29.30 Platinum price - $1,732.50 Palladium price - $766.40   COMMENTARY: Economic optimism remains a key phrase this morning as the metals market is trading slightly down. The official U.S. nonfarm payrolls data report comes out tomorrow and some analysts feel that a strong report (like the ADP report from yesterday) will ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/5/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,379.60 Silver price - $29.30 Platinum price - $1,732.00 Palladium price - $777.40   COMMENTARY:Precious metal prices fluctuated in a tight range today, finishing slightly down. This was  due to the positive numbers in the stock market, as well as gains on the U.S. dollar. Gold hit three-week lows yesterday but as Matt Zeman , a trader at La... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/5/2011

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,378.40 Silver price - $29.34 Platinum price - $1,733.20 Palladium price - $776.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are rebounding despite the positive jobs report and a strengthening US Dollar. Gold price is up $2.40 from the Morning Commentary – Silver spot price is up 2 cents – Platinum price is up $11.10 – Palladium price is up $20 since ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/5/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,376.00 Silver price - $29.32 Platinum price - $1,722.10 Palladium price - $757.40   COMMENTARY: Yesterday’s drop in precious metals (commodities in general) was a result of traders taking profits. Gold had gone up $100 in the past two months while silver gained 25%. Traders were saying that the fact that... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/4/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,383.00 Silver price - $29.85 Platinum price - $1,761.40 Palladium price - $780.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metals prices went through (as some would say) a much needed correction today. December was a month of sharp increases  so giving some back is not necessarily a bad thing. Investors showed an appetite for risk, so the equity market has b... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/4/2011

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,379.40 Silver price - $29.58 Platinum price - $1,747.90 Palladium price - $772.80   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price is down $26.10 – Silver price is down $1.03 – Platinum price is down $26.90 – Palladium spot price is down $16.20 Commodities have declined sharply from their December rally. The n... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/4/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,396.40 Silver price - $30.27 Platinum price - $1,755.30 Palladium price -$785.00   COMMENTARY:  Although not supported by any significant news (Lindsey Lohan was released from jail?), the stock market exuberantly celebrated the first day of trading in the New Year. It is set for a fast start today as well. Precious metals prices are... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/3/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,415.30 Silver price - $30.72 Platinum price - $1,782.10 Palladium price - $793.90   COMMENTARY: Considering that the stock market boomed on the first day of 2011 trading, precious metal prices held their ground. Data came out in... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/3/2011

At 12 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,422.50 Silver price - $31.10 Platinum price  -$1,779.60 Palladium price - $803.90   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices have remained stable throughout the morning and have maintained Friday's gains. After last year’s increases, perhaps a breat... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/3/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,420.10 Silver price - $30.96 Platinum price - $1,783.10 Palladium price - $802.40   COMMENTARY: Although our web site is open 24/7, APMEX did close our offices on Friday, 12/31/2010, to observe the holiday.  Since our Closing Gold & Silver Market Report on Thursday, 12/30/2010, at 4PM (CT), precious metal prices have moved up sharply. G... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/30/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,405.00 Silver price - $30.46 Platinum price - $1,749.00 Palladium price - $788.00 COMMENTARY: Stocks are down modestly for the day. Precious metal prices diminished with stock prices, probably due to brokerage sell-off and the Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/30/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,406.00 Silver price - $30.48 Platinum price - $1,746.00 Palladium price – $787.50   COMMENTARY: The dollar continued to decline today, but there is some good news. Jobless claims decreased to the lowest levels in two years. John Silvia, Chief Econom... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/30/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,409.30 Silver price - $30.64 Platinum price -$1,754.80 Palladium price - $800.00   COMMENTARY: Silver futures were at a 30 year high in early New York trading. Gold appears to be consolidating and awaiting the next news cycle. Palladium just hit $800! The weekly job claims came out at a 29 month low.... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/29/2010

At 4 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price - $1,412.50 Silver price - $30.63 Platinum price - $1,760.60 Palladium price - $795.10   COMMENTARY: The news that central banks in emerging markets are getting themselves ahead of the inflation curve sparked a nice r... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/29/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1,413.30 Silver price - $30.61 Platinum price - $1754.40 Palladium price - $793.50 COMMENTARY: Precious metals are continuing their bullish trend today, partly thanks to weakness in the U.S. dollar, and managing director at Barclays Capital, Kevin Norrish, says Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/29/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,406.30 Silver price - $30.47 Platinum price - $1,749.50 Palladium price - $789.30   COMMENTARY: Gold is holding steady above $1400 as recent US data showed a decline in consumer confidence and housing.  Palladium is hitting nine-year highs on expectations of high demand in 2... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/28/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,407.20 Silver price - $30.32 Platinum price - $1,756.40 Palladium price - $789.00 COMMENTARY:  Precious metals prices are holding on to their gains from earlier in the day, with gold still above $1,400 and silver above $30. Marketwatch has a short summary ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold and Silver Market Report – 12/28/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1405.60 Silver price - $30.35 Platinum price - $1754.00 Palladium price – $788.10 Precious metals continue to rise today after news of the US Dollar index shedding 0.12% and after the government raised $35 billion in two-year bonds. George Gero, vice president of RBC Cap... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/28/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,403.70 Silver price - $29.86 Platinum price - $1,753.50 Palladium price - $778.40   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are rising sharply this morning. Gold price has once again broken $1400 and is up $20.20. Silver spot price is set to challenge $30 as it is up 59 cents. Platinum and palladium continue their winning streak, as Platinum spot pric... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,385.10 Silver price - $29.32 Platinum price - $1,738.00 Palladium price - $772.80   COMMENTARY: Precious metal trading stayed consistent throughout the day. Both gold and silver fluctuated slightly above or below the open, while Platinum and Palladium held on to nice gains. Palladium even broke through at $768 resistance level. Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,380.80 Silver price - $29.19 Platinum price - $1,736.50 Palladium price - $767.00 COMMENTARY: Gold and silver are down slightly, but considering the Chinese announcement to raise interest rates, this is a show of strength.. Polic... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price -$1,384.60 Silver price - $29.23 Platinum price -$1,729.40 Palladium price - $758.60   COMMENTARY: China raised its key interest rate over the weekend in a more aggressive move to curb  inflation on the front end. Chinese leaders have stated they intend to make inflation fighting a top priority in 2... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,381.40 Silver price - $29.34 Platinum price - $1,720.60 Palladium price - $757.70   COMMENTARY: Commodity prices have always been seen as moving opposite to the US Dollar, but Jeff Cos, CNBC.com Staff Writer, builds a case that neither stocks nor commodities need a weak dollar for growth. Investors ha... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,380.90 Silver price - $29.40 Platinum price - $1,718.80 Palladium price  -$757.00   COMMENTARY: Oil hit its highest level since October 2008 and it seems inevitable that we will see $100 a barrel again.  North and South Korea are in the news  with each warning the other prior to milit... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,379.70 Silver price - $29.20 Platinum price - $1,724.20 Palladium price - $750.80   COMMENTARY: The precious metals market is opening down this morning. Gold spot price is off $8.30 – Silver spot is off 20 cents – Platinum spot price is off $7.70 – Palladium price is off $5.40. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –12/22/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,386.00 Silver price - $29.26 Platinum price - $1,724.60 Palladium price - $752.30   COMMENTARY: As we have been reporting of late, gold trading will most likely be lack luster until year’s end, as profits are taken by hedge funds and large institutional gold buyers. They need to square their books and positions… Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/22/2010

At 12PM the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,388.00 Silver price - $29.37 Platinum price - $1,732.80 Palladium price - $757.00 COMMENTARY: Prices are down slightly today for silver and gold but up for platinum and palladium. The prices might be moving laterally today since there are issues occurring that would normally drive prices up and some that would drive it down: The dollar retreated down 0.02% today ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/22/2010

Gold price - $1,390.00 Silver price - $29.39 Platinum price - $1,729.30 Palladium price - $758.90   COMMENTARY: The IMF released a statement Tuesday night saying they have completed a large program of gold sales (reportedly 403.3 tonnes), thus removing one of the few bearish elements restraining the gold bullion market. Gol... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2010

  At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,386.60 Silver price - $29.41 Platinum price - $1,714.60 Palladium price -$756.00   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price and silver price were basically flat as they traded up and down all day long. Platinum and Palladium continued to move up on supply side concerns. Mining for platinum in South Africa is getting more expensive and difficult... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,389.10 Silver price - $29.40 Platinum price - $1,722.40 Palladium price - $751.30   COMMENTARY: As predicted in this morning’s commentary, gold and silver are fluctuating within tight trading ranges. Platinum and palladium are the exceptions,as t... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,392.40 Silver price - $29.54 Platinum price - $1,721.00 Palladium price - $751.40   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price is up $5.40 – Silver price is up 17 cents – Platinum spot price is up $9.30 – Palladium price is up $5.60 Precious metal prices should continue to trade in choppy waters throughout the end of the year. You can see analyst take ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/20/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,386.40 Silver price - $29.38 Platinum price - $1,713.50 Palladium price - $744.50   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices held their gains throughout the afternoon. Investor demand is very stable and the demand for the physical puts a floor under prices. Read More

Disclaimer:
APMEX’s ‘Market Reports’ provide our readers with a review of spot price activity and some of the factors that may be affecting the market for precious metals, three times during the trading day. While the information is obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or its completeness and we encourage you to conduct your own investigation prior to making any decision based on the information. The "News and Commentaries" are not intended as a comprehensive discussion and there may be other factors that may be affecting the financial marketplace. These "News and Commentaries" are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by APMEX to hold, to purchase or to sell any precious metal product. All orders, all purchases and all sales, if any, are subject to the terms of the User Agreement and other applicable policies.

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