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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

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

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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