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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/28/2011

VIEWS ON ECB LOANS MIXED    Since the Morning Gold & Silver Market Report, precious metals prices have been dropping. Gold is traditionally viewed as a safe haven in times of economic uncertainty. But with uncertainty comes a need for investors to sell their Gold positions to cover losses elsewhere. According to VTB Capital analy... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/28/2011

GOLD IS THE ONLY SAFE HAVEN, CHINESE BANKING OFFICIAL SAYS Precious metals are trading slightly lower this morning, while U.S. stock futures and European markets are slightly higher. Short-term borrowing costs for Italian debt fell sharply from the high levels seen last month. This dose of good news is likely not a sign of things to come, sa... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2011

CHINA-U.S. CURRENCY ‘WAR’ ESCALATING?   Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, precious metals prices have remained relatively steady with some marginal gains. Between now and the new year, the Gold market “will see odd movements this week as many money managers have closed out the year, leaving the market with technical and h... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2011

IS EUROPE FOCUSING ON RIGHT PRIORITIES?   The Gold price is lower as the eurozone crisis worsens instead of improves. Li Ning at Shanghai CIFCO Futures said, “Gold prices may be under pressure from a strengthening dollar in the next few months as the brightened economic prospects in the United States are likely to further boost the dollar index.... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/27/2011

CHINESE GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON GOLD EXCHANGES    Gold, Silver, and U.S. stock futures are starting the week lower as the euro rises slightly against the dollar. Key economic reports expected to be released today include an index from the housing sector and a consumer confidence index. Although futures are down this ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –12/23/2011

GOLD, SILVER PRICES NEUTRAL    On a day when the “Santa Claus Rally” boosted stocks almost 125 points, the S&P 500 squeaked into positive territory for the year. One year ago, most analysts were predicting a very strong year for the stock market with an S&P 500 climbing over 1,350 points. Today, investors are happy just to get positive gains... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2011

ITALY WANTS GROWTH; GOLD’S OUTLOOK BRIGHT    Gold prices were slightly down, while Silver, Platinum and Palladium prices remained firm since the morning report, with little news affecting the market. Throughout 2011, investors have shifted several times from Gold to cash holdings with daily, weekly and monthly uncertainty in the market. Julian Phillips at GoldForecaster.com said, “Gold has had to face its own headwinds, not caused by poor fundamenta... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/23/2011

EUROZONE TROUBLES AHEAD     Precious metals prices remained relatively steady in overnight trading. As 2011 winds to a close, a couple of noteworthy areas bear watching, and they involve the European debt crisis. The outlook for Gold remains positive for the beginning of 2012, with some analysts including Jeffrey Wright saying $1,800 to possibly $2,000 per ounce is likely in 2012. Wright said, “There will be further pressure on the U.S. dollar ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/22/2011

EXPERTS SEE GOLD’S CONTINUED RISE; PAYROLL TAX SNAG COULD SLOW ECONOMY Although the price of Gold experienced a drop in the latter part of this year, falling by 13% in September and by 8% last week, most experts are unfazed and see the precious metal rising again in 2012. Jeffery Wright, a senior research analyst with Global Hunter Securities, recently said, “What I am... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/22/2011

GOLD, SILVER PRICES MODERATELY LOWER     In a day of little breaking news, precious metals prices have drifted lower in morning trading, while the U.S. stock market has been positive. Banks and the energy markets are leading gainers. The holiday season is traditionally a time of low-volume trading and slower news cycles. We would expect the same this season. Adrian Day is chairman and ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/22/2011

U.S. WARNED AGAIN; MIXED ECONOMIC REPORTS RELEASED    U.S. stock futures and the U.S. dollar are rising this morning, after the release of the weekly jobless claims report. Economists expected a rise in claims, but the report showed that 4,000 fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week. As expect... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2011

DIRECTION UNCLEAR IN TODAY’S GOLD, SILVER MARKETS    Gold and Silver began the day strong, as did the U.S. equities market. The European Central Bank’s announcement that it was going to make nearly a half-trillion euros available for banks to borrow jump-started the markets. A total of 523 banks borrowed about 490 billion euros. The positive response in the markets resulted from expectations that t... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2011

NOT ALL IS QUIET ON THE HOME FRONT    The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased by 4% in November. But those results were muddied after the association revised its calculations for 2010, saying the housing crash was, in fact, about 14% worse than previously thought. The association produced the revisions when it realized the numbers were being affected by various... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/21/2011

ECB TO LEND NEARLY 500 BILLION EUROS TO AILING BANKS    Precious metals prices are relatively flat amid encouraging news out of Europe this morning, but U.S. stock futures have given up some early gains. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) lending program will be giving eurozone banks a total of 489 billion euros, w... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/20/2011

ECB MAY SELL GOLD TO COVER DEBT Gold prices are holding steady since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report with a positive boost for the day.  It is a known fact that many central banks are increasing their holdings in gold.  Financial analysts are curious if the distraught European countries such as Italy and France will have to se... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/20/2011

GOLD PRICES CLIMB; REPUBLICANS OPPOSE SENATE-PASSED TAX CUT     Gold prices have continued to climb in morning trading, along with prices for Silver, Platinum, and Palladium. One analyst attributed Gold’s rise to “dollar weakness, and it is likely that some traders have viewed the recent selloff as excessive and are tentatively re-entering the Gold mark... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/20/2011

GOOD NEWS FROM GERMANY LIFTS MARKETS     The European debt crisis has been one of the biggest news stories of the latter part of the year. The ups and downs in the eurozone have played havoc with markets around the world. Today, a German-based think tank is saying that business sentiment rose sharply in December.  That goes against expectations that such sentiment would decline. This is a good sign, as Germany often is considered the workh... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/19/2011

ENGLAND SCORNED, BACKS OUT OF IMF LOAN   Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, precious metals prices have been steady, with some dips through the afternoon. There are concerns for South Korea after the death of... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/19/2011

EXPERTS SAY GOLD’S FUTURE LOOKS PROMISING    Precious metals prices are down since this morning. There is worldwide concern with how Europe is handling its debt crisis, and with the recent death of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il and how this will affect the North Korean economy. British Foreign Secretary William Hague expressed hope that North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of Kim Jong Il, can bring that country out of isolation. Hague sai... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/19/2011

WHAT GEOPOLITICAL RISKS WILL SHAKE MARKETS IN 2012?   The Gold price is rising moderately, while the Silver price is down this morning after choppy weekend trading. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death sent Asian stocks downward, which is supporting the U.S. dollar along with the European debt crisis. Suki Cooper of Barclays Capital said the dollar’s strength Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/16/2011

HOUSE PASSES BILL; RATING AGENCY FITCH PUSHES DOWNGRADES    Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, precious metals prices have been on the rise. The good news surrounding the passing of the House bill to avert a government shutdown has been tempered by the ongoing European debt crisis. The uncertainty has been one factor ... Read More
US Dollar Prices are in USD

Precious Metal Prices
4/16/2014 12:39:53 PM EST

Metal Bid Ask Change
Gold $1,301.20 $1,303.20 $0.90
Silver $19.56 $19.66 $0.12
Platinum $1,427.10 $1,437.10 ($7.50)
Palladium $794.20 $799.20 $2.30
4/16/2014 12:39:53 PM EST

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