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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/26/2012

U.S. ECONOMY DRAWING MIXED VIEWS   Gold’s price is up more than 1 percent today thanks to a stronger euro and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who is calling for faster U.S. economic growth. “I think it (Gold’s price rose) on the back of Bernanke’s comments, which people have taken to mean that further funding might be required,” said Simon Weeks, head of precious metals at Scotia Mocatta. “I think people have taken that to mean that Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/26/2012

MARKETS CLIMB AFTER FED CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS  Speaking this morning in Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke expressed concerns that the recent trend in job growth can be sustained. The primary factor behind the weak job market is weak demand and not structural, such as the lack of skills in the workforce. Bernanke s... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/23/2012

GOLD RISES ON DOLLAR’S DROP; IRAN USING GOLD TO GET AROUND SANCTIONS   Precious metals prices have been on the rise today and are set to close higher, curbing the three-week overall decline. The climb today was relative to sharp movements in markets. Oil prices rose, and the dollar’s value dropped. The poor showing in home sales data has rekindled hopes the Fed will offer more easing. Head of commodity research Nic Brown of Natixis in London said, “We th... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/23/2012

ANALYST SEES GOLD PRICE ADVANCING   Gold’s price was rising following positive movement of the euro. Recent optimistic data is boosting hopes for a stronger U.S. economic future, which in turn has pushed the yellow metal down by nearly 3 percent this month. “We don't see a huge amount of downside for Gold prices from current levels, and we would be lookin... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/23/2012

STOCKS DECLINE NOT SURPRISING; EASY MONETARY POLICY COULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO U.S. U.S. stock futures are pointing towards an uneventful start for Wall Street this morning.  Unease has entered the markets, and Rebecca O’Keefe of Interactive Investor isn’t shocked.  “The six-month equity rally has been built on lower-than-norm... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/22/2012

FED REASSURES ON VOLCKER RULE; IRELAND IN ANOTHER RECESSION Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, prices for precious metals have edged up slightly. The stronger dollar pushed Gold down today, although today’s session saw the dollar give ground versus other currencies in the end, Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/22/2012

CRUDE OIL PRICES FALL; CONTAGION FEARS GROW FOR EUROZONE   Precious metals prices remain down across the board following this morning’s trading. Indications of slowing growth in China and Germany strengthened the U.S. dollar, which pushed the price of Gold down. The Gold price traditionally moves opposite of the U.S. dollar. Crud... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/22/2012

GOLD LOWER ON PROFIT-TAKING; CHINA’S ECONOMY CONTRACTING?   Precious metals fell in overnight trading, as less-than-promising Chinese factory data has caused many investors to cash out their positions for profit-taking purposes. Many investors are awaiting European data to see how the eurozone is faring after the Greek bailout deal. Yuichi Ikemizu, head of commodity trading, said, “A lot of people are on the sidelines at the moment. … We saw some bearish... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/21/12

WEAK SUPPLY BOOSTS OIL PRICES; GOLD, SILVER PRICES STEADY      A weekly government report showing a surprising decline in oil inventories sent the price of crude oil futures upward. Prices reached as high as $106.91 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Energy Information Administration also reported that gasoline stockp... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/21/2012

GOLD MERITS POSITIVE OUTLOOK; SURVEY SHOWS U.S. CONFIDENCE   The Gold price is slowly moving higher today. The precious metal received a positive outlook from the Australian Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics. The bureau said today that Gold prices will average 16 percent higher in 2012 at about $1,810 an... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/21/2012

GOLD STEADY; BERNANKE GIVES ADVICE TO EUROPE Gold is relatively steady this morning, while silver is up about one percent.  The euro is looking stronger against the dollar, but the slump in gold demand due to the strike of Indian jewelers seems to be limiting gold’s push higher for the moment.  Matthew Turner, an analyst at Mitsubishi, believes that a return of Europe’s debt crisis would be a “... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/20/2012

U.S. EXEMPTS JAPAN, 10 EU NATIONS FROM IRAN OIL SANCTIONS   Precious metals prices have continued to fall in afternoon trading on tempered housing optimism and rising dollar hint at economic recovery. Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said, “It’s very much intraday movements related to the ups and downs of the dollar, which is setting the agenda for the time being. … We are going to see a bu... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/20/2012

OIL PRICES DROP; GOLD JEWELERS CONTINUE STRIKE IN INDIA   Precious metals prices remained down following this morning’s trend. Gold’s price has been affected by a stronger U.S. dollar and lower oil prices. Oil prices have dropped from a three-week high, with U.S. crude supply increasing and an assumption that Saudi Arabia will boost its oil output. “The market is currently well-supplied with oil, but supply disruptions and looming supply shortage f... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/20/2012

COULD OIL PRICE HIKES PAVE WAY FOR GOLD TO FOLLOW?   U.S. stock futures and commodities (including precious metals) across the board are trading lower this morning. Peter Cardillo of Rockwell Global Capital said, “I think it’s just a normal pullback on weaker commodity prices due after a long run-up (in stocks). Housing da... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/19/2012

GOLD ENTICING BARGAIN HUNTERS; STOCKS’ EARNINGS SEASON LOOKING FLAT   The Gold price has remained steady since the posting of the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, with the price for the precious metal ending today’s session in positive territory. Rohit Savant, an analyst with CPM Group in New York, said, “A lot of it has to do with bargain hunting... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report 3/19/2012

CENTRAL BANKS BUYING GOLD WHILE PRICES ARE LOW   Precious metals prices have moved little through this morning. In the past few weeks, Gold has been experiencing a positive correlation to Treasury prices, which means Gold likely will follow the trend of U.S. bond prices. According to the Financial Times, an industry source reported in recent weeks that central banks have been buying Gold... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/19/2012

MARKETS OFF TO SLOW START; SILVER SLIGHTLY DOWN   U.S. stock futures are heading lower this morning, as precious metals prices remain steady. Investors have experienced some strong gains in the past several weeks, and it could be they need to take a breather. Bill Gross, chief executive of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond fund, is forecasting for 2012 another round or two of Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/16/2012

PRECIOUS METALS PRICES REMAIN STEADY; OIL CONCERNS RISE Precious metals prices remained relatively steady in afternoon trading. Technical selling to balance portfolios after a week of rising oil prices, the dollar’s decline in value and better than expected consumer prices pushed investors towards selling their positions to cover shortcomings throughout the week. These concerns and issues generally tend to point towards ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/16/2012

INDIA PLANS GOLD TAX HIKE; OIL PRICES RESUME CLIMB   The Gold price was still down at midday trading on a one-two punch of increased duties on bullion in India and continued upbeat U.S. economic data. India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveiled India’s 2012-13 budget today, which called for an increase in taxes on Gold. This would mark the second tim... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/16/2012

CONSUMER PRICES FLAT; SYRIAN BLOODSHED CONTINUES; N. KOREA PLANS ROCKET LAUNCH   Precious metals prices moved lower in overnight trading, and remained so after the latest consumer price index (CPI) report was released. Forecasters expected the CPI would rise about 0.5 percent, and the number came in at 0.4 percent. Co... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/15/2012

BARGAIN HUNTING LIFTS GOLD PRICE; OIL RELEASE REPORT ‘INACCURATE’    The Gold price has continued to climb since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report. Prices have trended downward this week as investors sold off Gold in response to Federal Reserve meeting Tuesday. However, the metal bounced back today as a result of purchases by bargain... Read More

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