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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

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/15/2012

GOLD PRICE HOLDS STEADY; U.S., U.K. TO RELEASE OIL   Gold has continued to hold onto modest opening gains, as the drop from previous sessions is attracting bargain hunters. The metal may be vulnerable to more selling, if easing expectations continue to fade and the dollar continues to strengthen. In a note to its investors, Commerzbank wrote, “As the price falls below important support levels, we may see further selling on the part of money managers. We ... Read More

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

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS DIP; EU TAXPAYERS TAKE HIT   U.S. stock futures rose after the weekly report on jobless claims was released. Although last week’s claims number was revised slightly upward, the drop this week of 14,000 matches a four-year low. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/14/2012

PLATINUM MAINTAINS LEAD OVER GOLD; TREASURIES FORETELL HIGHER RATES? Since the Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report, prices for the four precious metals have continued to decline, with Gold in particular ending the day down more than $50. The dollar continued to gain strength today as it reacted to yesterday’s news from the Federal Reserve that interest rates w... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/14/2012

PRECIOUS METALS TUMBLE; ECONOMY IMPROVING? Precious metals prices have reacted to Tuesday’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Late Tuesday afternoon, prices began to drop. Prices leveled a bit this morning but have started falling over the course of this morning. Saxo Bank’s Ole Hansen said, “We saw the 10-year (U.S.) government bond yield breaking out of the holding pattern it’s been trading in for the last five or six months. That’s one of the... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/14/2012

GOLD, SILVER DIP ON ECONOMIC OPTIMISM   Gold and Silver prices were plunging as a result of new optimism for the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world. Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke diminished the likelihood of QE3. Bernanke continued his position that the economy was recovering, although slower than many might like, but still quickly enough not to require further... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/13/2012

GOLD DROPS BELOW $1,700 PER OUNCE; NO QE3 SIGNS FROM FED   After today’s Federal Reserve meeting today came and went without any hints of future quantitative easing, the price of Gold declined significantly in afternoon trading, ending the day below $1,700 per ounce. Gold historically moves opposite the U.S. dollar, and with the dollar up after today’s ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/13/2012

PLATINUM OVERTAKES GOLD; STRONGER DOLLAR ANTICIPATED   Platinum appears to be leading the midday charge, as its price climbed above the Gold price for the first time in six months. Platinum’s price increase has been propelled by supply and production issues in South Africa. Nic Brown at Natixis said, “We have been ragingly bullish on Platinum this year. We perhaps got in a tiny bit too early, ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/13/2012

GOLD WAITING ON FED CHAIRMAN’S WORDS; SPAIN’S PROBLEMS WORSE THAN GREECE’S   Gold has seen mixed trading overnight and was sitting lower than yesterday’s closing price this morning. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting later today isn’t expected to produce any substantial news. The likelihood of further monetary easing by the Federal Reserve has taken a hit with the best six-month period of job gains in nearly six years. Nic Brown of Natixis ... Read More

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