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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

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/20/2010

At 12PM the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,387.90 Silver price - $29.35 Platinum price - $1,710.00 Palladium price - $744.70   COMMENTARY: Metal prices are still up for the day, but have backed off morning highs. This is a time of year to expect sideways trading, unless an impactful event should occur. This is why we are closely monitoring the situation between North and South Korea. Read More

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

At 8AM the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price -$1,386.40 Silver price – $29.28 Platinum price – $1,708.60 Palladium price – $750.00   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price is up $6.70 in early morning trading – Silver price is up 14 cents – Platinum price is up $9.10 – Palladium price is up $10.30 Currency concerns and geopolitical tensions are driving  precious metal prices up. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/17/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,375.80 Silver price - $29.20 Platinum price - $1,698.30 Palladium price - $740.60   COMMENTARY: Gold was up slightly today, but still down for the week. Jim Cramer is saying to buy gold on these dips.  Mr. Cramer is emphatic that gold is now a currency and not a commodity. In addition to the man... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/17/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,372.90 Silver price - $28.97 Platinum price - $1,699.20 Palladium price - $741.00   COMMENTARY:  The precious metals market is not doing much today. The only news story with impact is the one mentioned earlier in the Morning Commentary. Moody's gave Ireland a significant rating... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/17/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,373.90 Silver price – $28.97 Platinum price - $1,697.60 Palladium price –$ 738.10   COMMENTARY: The markets are fairly calm this morning and gold prices have rebounded from early morning losses. Our culture feeds on news cycles. You do not hear anymore about Gre... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/16/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price -$1,370.20 Silver price - $28.92 Platinum price - $1699.00, Palladium price - $738.40   COMMENTARY: There is much discussion today, that gold is down on profit taking and book-squaring. In up years for gold (and other commodities), it is not unusual to see prices go down toward the end of an up year. Why do prices go down? There were many major hedge ... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/16/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,372.50 Silver price - $28.90 Platinum price - $1,700.00 Palladium price - $744.00   COMMENTARY:  Although Gold is bouncing off morning lows, it is still down for the day on profit taking. Yesterday, Moody’s indicated they may review Spain’s cr... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/16/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,377.20 Silver price - $29.01 Platinum price - $1,702.50 Palladium price - $746.00   COMMENTARY: Gold prices are down this morning not so much on news, but more likely the result of profit taking and balancing positions. “The trend is up” according to Wallace Ng, executive director at ABN Amro Bank NV in Hong Kong. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/15/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,381.00 Silver price - $28.85 Platinum price - $1,699.10 Palladium price – $749.50   COMMENTARY: The US Dollar rose .90%, which caused precious metals to slide and profit takers to step in. This is not new information, but it continues to drive the market toda... Read More

Mid Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/15/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1387.00 Silver price - $29.23 Platinum price - $1,706.10 Palladium price - $753.80   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price has come down another $2.10 since the morning commentary, while silver price has climbed 17 cents. The US ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/15/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,389.10 Silver price - $29.08 Platinum price - $1,703.10 Palladium price - $750.90 COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are falling this morning in reaction to the Fed decision yesterday to maintain their current level of bond buying. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/14/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,396.40 Silver price - $29.52 Platinum price - $1,708.90 Palladium price - $761.50   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices settled as the Federal Reserve announcement was basically the same old same old. It beg... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/14/2010

At 12 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price  - $1,404.00 Silver price - $29.78 Platinum price - $1,714.30 Palladium price - $768.50   COMMENTARY: For most of the morning precious metal prices were off slightly. This should not be a surprise for as most investors understand, gold has the highest negative correlation to stocks than any other asset. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/14/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1,398.80 Silver price – $29.41 Platinum price - $1,703.90 Palladium price – $756.10   COMMENTARY: Gold spot price rose over $1400 in early morning trading, but has since retreated below that “psychological” barrier. Traders and investors will be closely watching the federal Reserve Boa... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/13/2010

Gold price - $1,395.20 Silver price - $29.59 Platinum price - $1,701.30 Palladium price – $ 758.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metals prices held their early morning gains throughout the day. The driving force was the Chinese decision not to raise interest rates. A weaker US Dollar also factored in to today’s trades. Bailing out Greece and Ireland is one th... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/13/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price – $1,395.00 Silver price - $29.43 Platinum price - $1,698.90 Palladium price - $752.50   COMMENTARY: The precious metal markets remain upbeat despite giving back some of the early morning gains. Although not reflected in today’s activities, Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/13/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,398.00 Silver price - $29.63 Platinum price - $1,701.80 Palladium price - $762.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are soaring in early morning trading. Gold spot price is up $13.10 – Silver price is up $1.03 – Platinum spot price is up $25.50 – Palladium price is up $29.30. This strong upsurge is in reaction to Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/10/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,385.50 Silver price - $28.70 Platinum price - $1,684.00 Palladium price - $733.30   COMMENTARY: Platinum rebounded into positive territory during afternoon trading, but gold, silver and palladium continued to trade down in a tight range. The market has digested recent news stories, so until the next breaking headline, we should expect precious m... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/10/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,385.70 Silver price - $28.72 Platinum price - $1,679.20 Palladium price - $731.50   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are still off in morning trading, although they are in the process of rebounding from morning lows. This downward trend began with the Chinese central bank announcement of tightening res... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/10/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,382.30 Silver price - $28.58 Platinum price - $1,673.90 Palladium price - $737.50   COMMENTARY: Precious metal prices are trending down this morning as a result of profit taking and news that China’s central bank adjusted reserve ratios again. By raising reserves and not interest rates, the central b... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/9/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,388.30 Silver price - $28.78 Platinum price - $1,680.50 Palladium price - $739.00 COMMENTARY: PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian began using the term “new normal” almost two years ago to describe the changed state of the world economy after the worst recession since the great Depression. Under this “new normal” the US will continue to confront sluggish growth and hig... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/9/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,392.20 Silver price  -$28.89 Platinum price - $1,680.00 Palladium price - $741.00   COMMENTARY: Even with the US Dollar index slightly up, precious metal prices are rebounding. Housing looks like it did go into a double dip,as $1.7 trillion dollar... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/9/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,389.60 Silver price - $28.78 Platinum price - $1,690.00 Palladium price - $744.50   COMMENTARY: Yesterday’s corrections are leading to early morning gains in the precious metals market. The supply side of market forces often escape the headlines, but they factor in none the less. Reuters reports today that South African gold output fell 1.5% y/y... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/8/2010

At 4PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,382.80 Silver price – $28.41 Platinum price - $1,686.70 Palladium price - $727.40   COMMENTARY:    As was discussed in the Mid-Day Commentary, profit-taking and fears of Chinese interest rate increases have driven the prices of most commodities down.  These Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/8/2010

At 12PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,382.80 Silver price – $28.34 Platinum price - $1,676.90 Palladium price - $729.00   COMMENTARY:  Confidence in the U.S. dollar continues to climb pushing precious metals spot prices down.  This confidence may be short lived as some officials believe the U.S. fiscal health is far worse... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/8/2010

At 8AM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,392.00 Silver price – $29.05 Platinum price - $1,686.50 Palladium price - $730.10   COMMENTARY:  The drop in metals pricing has led many to believe a correction is being made.  Hwang Il Doo, senior trade... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/7/2010

At 4PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,401.80 Silver price – $28.67 Platinum price - $1,691.90 Palladium price - $731.60   COMMENTARY:  The United States dollar rebounded sharply today after proposed tax cuts.  Gold has tumbled in afternoon trading after the short-term U.S. economy received positive num... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/7/2010

At 12PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,410.20 Silver price – $29.82 Platinum price - $1,706.50 Palladium price - $739.90   COMMENTARY:  The psychological barrier attached to gold seems to have broken $1,400/oz.  Gold for February delivery lost a few dollars after it looked poised to set a new futures record.  Precious metals spot price records are somewhat subjec... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/6/2010

At 4PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,424.80 Silver price – $30.20 Platinum price - $1,723.40 Palladium price - $757.00   COMMENTARY: Precious metals pricing is up from the mid-morning.  This rise in spot price is partially due to the decision made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to increase the Fed’s purchase of government debt.  Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/6/2010

At 12PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,415.60 Silver price – $29.76 Platinum price - $1,715.10 Palladium price - $751.10   COMMENTARY: Silver spot price reaches $30.00 for the first time since early 1980.  The United States economy may have avoided a “double-dip” recession as the Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/6/2010

At 8AM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1,413.00 Silver price – $29.62 Platinum price - $1,721.20 Palladium price - $758.50   COMMENTARY: Foreign issues seem to dominate the headlines as China ramps up activity in many sectors. Platinum and palladium continue to fluctuate, while the gold sp... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/3/2010

At 4PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price – $1414.60 Silver price – $29.44 Platinum price - $1731.00 Palladium price - $769.80   COMMENTARY: Multiple factors combine to increase the spot price of gold.  It looks like the European Union may pass a measure regulating position limits which should increase the... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/3/2010

At 12PM (CST) the APMEX precious metals prices were: Gold price - $1407.20 Silver price – $29.26 Platinum price - $1730.20 Palladium price - $770.00   COMMENTARY: Gold is up after breaking through the psychological barrier at $1,400.00.  This upward turn is due, in part, to the value of the dollar tumbling by 1% against international currencies.  The ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/3/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price- $1,398.90 Silver price – $28.95 Platinum price -$1,722.00 Palladium price – $761.00   COMMENTARY: Gold is approaching $1400 in early morning trading. The rise was in anticipation of this morning’s jobs report. The report just ca... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/02/2010

Gold price -$1,386.20 Silver price -$28.60 Platinum price - $1,713.10 Palladium price – $762.00   COMMENTARY: The spot price of gold dipped slightly today, but the long term outlook remains positive. We heard this morning that China has already imported five times more gold this year than they did last year. Barclays Capital reported today their outlook remains bullish, due to worldwide demand, inflation fe... Read More

Mid –Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/2/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,389.20 Silver price - $28.68 Platinum price - $1,714.60 Palladium price - $766.50   COMMENTARY: Many were hopeful that the European Central Bank would take a more aggressive approach to alleviate European debt concerns. Those hoping for a QE2 like program were disappointed to hear today’s announcement, that the Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/2/2010

Gold price - $1,386.50 Silver price – $28.37 Platinum price - $1,703.80 Palladium price - $740.00   COMMENTARY: The Shanghai Gold Exchange revealed that Chinese gold imports increased almost fivefold, when comparing the first ten months of this year to the last year. Imports gained 209 ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/1/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,387.50 Silver price - $28.47 Platinum price -$1,689.10 Palladium price - $737.50   COMMENTARY:Goldman Sachs is now forecasting Gold prices to peak at $1750 in 2012. Even with today’s brush with $1400, Goldman Sachs is projecting another 25% to the upside.Beyond 2012, who knows, but it is certain your investment portfolio will always need the pro... Read More

Mid – Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/1/2010

At 12PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,390.70 Silver price - $28.38 Platinum price - $1,687.00 Palladium price - $736.50   COMMENTARY: The US Stock market is enjoying triple digit gains during morning trading. They are replicating the overnight action from world markets, as more optimism concerning the European debt crisis is being reported. Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/01/2010

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were: Gold price - $1,390.60 Silver price -$28.51 Platinum price - $1,677.30 Palladium price – $711.30 COMMENTARY: Gold has sprung to a two week high and many analyst feel these gains are sustainable. The safe-haven demand continues in Europe and through out much of the Western world. The demand in Asia, particularly India and China, continues to be stronger than forecasted. Read More

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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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