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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report, 6/19/2012

WHAT WILL BE GOLD’S NEXT MOVE? POTENTIAL QE3 ANNOUNCEMENT WEDNESDAY   

Precious Metals prices have remained stable throughout the day following this morning’s trends with little movement. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to hold a news conference Wednesday, where additional easing measures are expected to be announced. Anne-Laure Tremblay from BNP Paribas wrote in a note to clients, “Probable actions include interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China (and) further quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve,” she said, adding that such action would likely support Gold buying. “Quantitative easing, or an expansion of a central bank’s balance sheet, is more favorable for Gold prices … (as it) tends to have a strong negative impact on the U.S. dollar and is also more likely to raise inflationary expectations.”

As the Federal Reserve continues its two-day policy meeting tomorrow with a hopeful resolution to stimulate America’s economy analyst Dick Bove is patiently waiting, but not quietly. Bove considered what a third round of quantitative easing would actually do for the financial system he said, “It seems clear that the United States economy’s growth is slowing and that the global economy is facing major challenges. This suggests a need for some action by the Federal Reserve and other central banks,” Bove said in a note to clients. “It also appears to be just as evident that lowering interest rates to zero and printing more money are not effective options.”

At 5:01 p.m. (EDT), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,619.50, Down $8.00.
  • Silver, $28.47, Down $0.30.
  • Platinum, $1,481.50, Down $4.60.
  • Palladium, $630.40, Down $3.80.

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