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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/1/2011

DEFAULT FEARS WANE, DOWNGRADE FEARS INTENSIFY A Congressional vote is expected to take place later this afternoon over raising the debt ceiling and is expected to pass with strong bipartisan support. Most markets, global and national, are showing signs of relief by dodging the default concerns from the debt ceiling deadline of August 2.The default concern may be alleviated to ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 8/1/2011

CONGRESS TO VOTE ON DEBT CEILING DEAL President Barack Obama and congressional leaders came to an agreement on a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling  over the weekend.  The deal still has to pass the House of Representatives and the Senate to take effect, and a vote is expected later today.  For now, attention is focused... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/29/2011

VOTE ON GOP DEBT PLAN SET FOR 6:00PM TODAY; GOLD FUTURES REACH RECORD HIGH Republican lawmakers have announced that a Congressional vote on House Speaker Boehner’s debt limit plan will take place this evening at 6:00pm ET, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor saying that the GOP has enough votes to pass it. However, leaders in the Democratic-control... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/29/2011

CAN U.S. CONGRESS COMPROMISE? WORLD AWAITS Bipartisan efforts are increasing today, with a vote on John Boehner’s revised plan expected to take place later today. There was concern there would not be enough votes to pass the previous edition yesterday afternoon. John Boehner’s plan is up for consideration, as is a proposal from Harry R... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/29/2011

MAJOR DEBT CEILING VOTE CANCELLED, MEETING DEADLINE AN UNCERTAINTY A vote on House Speaker John Boehner’s deficit-reducing debt ceiling deal was cancelled yesterday, after Boehner failed to garner enough support from his fellow Republicans.  In any case, the Senate was prepared to vote down the bill, however from there the... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/28/2011

EXECUTIVES PRESSURE WASHINGTON ON DEBT DEAL; MOODY’S WARNS OF DOWNGRADE CONSEQUENCES Pressure to come up with an agreement on raising the federal debt limit is being put on Washington lawmakers by the top executives from some of the country’s most prominent financial institutions. In a letter released today, executives from Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America cautioned tha... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/28/2011

DEBT VOTE HAPPENING TODAY Speaker of the House John Boehner’s revised plan for deficit-cutting has been submitted for approval. The vote is set to occur sometime between 5:45 & 6:15 p.m. EDT. If the bill passes the House, the feeling is there could be some type of bipartisan agreement on a resolution. The issue facing the plan is not every one is on board w... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/28/2011

DEBT CEILING VOTES TODAY; JOBLESS CLAIMS DROP House Speaker John Boehner’s reworked debt-ceiling deal is expected to pass when representatives vote later today.  It is, however, expected to find resistance in the Senate, as Democrats have spoken out against it.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gathering support for his ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/27/2011

STOCKS FALL AS DEBT LIMIT DISAGREEMENTS CONTINUE; TREASURY STRESSES AUGUST 2ND DEADLINE As an agreement on raising the debt ceiling continued to elude lawmakers, stocks in the U.S. fell, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping by 198.75 points and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sinking by 2%, the largest drop in two months. Meanwh... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/27/2011

HURDLES FOR DEFICIT-REDUCTION PLANS; FED WON’T STEP IN Hurdles are popping up all over the place in Washington as both Democrats and Republicans are working on proposals to cut the national deficit.  House Speaker John Boehner saw his proposal delayed due to strong opposition from both parties, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan is being rework... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/27/2011

GOLD RISES AS DEBT CEILING STUMBLES Gold prices surged to another new high overnight, as investors seeking to protect their wealth against the possibility of a U.S. debt default sought the safe haven of gold. Silver prices have continued to rise as well and are now at their highest prices since May. Although the consensu... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/26/2011

GOLD RISES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT DAY AS STALEMATE CONTINUES In the continuing trend of reporters having nothing to report, the debt stalemate in Washington has continued for another day.  With the possibility of default less than one week away, tensions are running high as the world watches and waits for something – anything - to happen. Gold prices have rises throughout the stalemate, and have hit new highs in the last few days.  Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/26/2011

COMPROMISE, TOO MUCH TO ASK? Competing plans for the U.S. debt crisis have both Republicans and Democrats focused on finding support votes for those plans. Leaders in the Senate and the House differ on whether to use a plan that proposes a short-term solution that would see another debt limit battle next year, or whether... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/26/2011

OBAMA, GOP STILL FAR OFF ON DEBT CEILING DEAL Last night’s televised speech by President Obama clearly showed that the two sides are still no closer to an agreement that would allow the U.S. to raise the debt ceiling in order to avoid what most analysts describe as a devastating default. "For the first time in history, our country's triple-A credit rating ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/25/2011

IN THIS STATE OF CONFUSION, TODAY’S GOLD PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE Precious metals are continuing to rise today while the debt ceiling debates still swirl about with no resolution in sight. In a report from GoldCore, “An eleventh-hour solution is expected before next Tuesday’s August 2 deadline, when the U.S. Treasury has said that it would not be able to borrow any more funds.  At the same time, Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/25/2011

WORLD WATCHING DEBT CEILING TALKS Worldwide financial leaders remain hopeful and secure that U.S. lawmakers will come through on their debt impasse compromise. The majority of countries believe the U.S. will come to an agreement, but view the combination of a raise to the debt ceiling and a ‘wait and see approach’ to balancing the budget to accommodate tha... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/25/2011

GOLD, U.S. DOLLAR HIT NEW RECORDS ON DIFFERENT ENDS Gold spot price set an all-time record overnight, reaching $1,624.07 before settling back somewhat in morning trading. U.S. lawmakers had signaled that an agreement on the debt ceiling deal would be forthcoming before the opening of the Asian marke... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/22/2011

CUT, CAP AND BALANCE BILL REJECTED As expected, the “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives failed to make it through Senate today.  The bill, which would have allowed the debt limit to be raised only with corresponding spending cuts and an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget, was defeated by a vote of 51-46.... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/22/2011

AMERICANS BACK COMPROMISE; GREEK DEFAULT? The debt ceiling talks continue to be a source of concern for the American public. President Obama is looking for a large cut in the deficit (trillions of dollars) while lifting the debt ceiling. The sticking point is the belief that in order to accommodate these parameters, taxes would need to be raised. The in... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/22/2011

DETAILS OF GREEK BAILOUT AND OBAMA’S DEBT-SHRINKING PLAN Details of the European Union’s bailout of Greece have emerged, and the package is being seen as stronger than expected.  Fitch Ratings said it will declare Greece to be in "restricted default,” however this was an expected consequence, according to EU leaders.  The deal is expected t... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/21/2011

EU REACHES BAILOUT AGREEMENT; US DOES NOT Gold traded lower today on news that European leaders have finally agreed on a plan to contain the sovereign-debt crisis.  However, Matt Zeman of Kingsview Financial in Chicago, comments, “The EU lacks credibility in a lot of investors’ minds…whether or not this debt deal gets done, the fact of the matter rema... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/21/2011

CREDIT RATINGS LOOKING BLEAK Standard & Poor’s reiterated its position today that if the U.S. government misses its scheduled debt payments it could cut the U.S. credit rating as early as August. There is some tie-in to both raising the debt ceiling and balancing the budget that S&P needs to see to avoid that type of action. The trickle-down ef... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/21/2011

GREEK BAILOUT INCLUDES DEFAULT? The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy brought about a “common position” regarding a second bailout for Greece.  European Union leaders meet today to discuss the matter further.  The euro has bounced all over the place since the news came ou... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/20/2011

Despite gold trading lower this morning, it has rallied to stay above the $1,600 mark.  Precious metals took a little dip today on news of President Obama pushing for a quicker deal on the debt ceiling.  However, with the seriousness of the situation combined with a struggling economy and rumors of QE3, people stayed close to the safe-haven inve... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/20/2011

MORE PLANS, MORE PROBLEMS, GOLD RISING Congressional leaders are doing their best to come up with a strong enough compromise that will accommodate the need to increase the debt ceiling, while also balancing the budget. The main component is trying to accommodate two different plans in one fell swoop among a bipartisan C... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/20/2011

OPTIMISM ABOUNDS OVER DEBT CEILING, EUROZONE TALKS U.S. stock futures are trading higher and gold is down this morning thanks to renewed optimism regarding debt ceiling negotiations.  On an unrelated note, the “cut, cap, and balance” plan was passed by the House yesterday, but President Obama has already said he would veto thi... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/19/2011

GANG OF SIX AGREES TO CUT DEFICIT Gold dropped below $1,600 this afternoon as investors were more willing to take on risk in their investments. The commodity rallied in Asian trades, extending its recent upturn but flipped back later on. The euro gained with the help of some upbeat comments from European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet about the... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/19/2011

GOLD STAYS ABOVE $1,600 AS U.S. STOCKS RISE Stocks in the U.S. have risen today based on both positive earnings results from a number of companies and an unexpected six month high in housing-market data. However, the market news wasn’t entirely sunny as Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/19/2011

GOLD FLAT AS DEBT CEILING, EUROZONE ISSUES REMAIN The doors to compromise finally seem to be opening in debt ceiling negotiations.  More details have arisen about behind-the-scenes deals that are in the works.  The game of politics is still very much in play, but at least one deal is looking to give President Obama the power to raise the debt ceiling himself if the two sides cannot come to an a... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/18/2011

DEBT CEILING CLOCK TICKING, BACK UP PLANS EMERGE President Obama has threatened to veto a most recent proposal involving the U.S. debt limit ceiling as long as it includes balancing of budget is a requirement. With the August 2 deadline looming Congressional leaders are going to “…Stay in session every day, including Saturdays and Sund... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/18/2011

GOLD RISES WHILE STOCKS DROP AMID CONTINUING DEBT FEARS U.S. stocks have seen a sharp drop in morning trading, primarily caused by the ongoing fears investors have over the failure by U.S. policymakers to raise the debt limit, as well as the uncertainty that still surrounds the debt crisis in Europe. Those same fears helped gold futures to Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/18/2011

GOLD BREACHES $1,600 AS OPTIMISM IN U.S. AND GREECE SUBSIDES Gold breached the $1,600/oz. barrier earlier this morning amid fears of debt contagion in the eurozone and unsatisfying U.S. debt ceiling talks.  Silver rose above $40/oz. for the first time since the large run in late April.  An analyst at Forex.com explained, “Recently,... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/15/2011

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Precious metals are still going strong, with gold tallying a nine-session gain of almost $108, and a 3.2% gain for the week and silver knocks at the door of $40 an ounce.  Some experts are saying that the technical charts for gold based on past rallies see gold reaching $1,750 and ounce.  CitiFX’s chief technical... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/15/2011

EURO BANKS FAIL STRESS TEST Fears abound that the Greek debt crisis is spreading to bigger countries such as Spain and Italy. As a repercussion, investors have been panicking and causing European bank shares to fall to a two-year-low. Eight European banks failed stress tests, while as many as 15 are needing more capital to withstand a prolonged recession. Wit... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/15/2011

MANUFACTURING DECLINES; S&P JOINS MOODY’S IN POTENTIAL DOWNGRADE The “Empire State” manufacturing gauge unexpectedly declined for a second month in a row, while the Labor Department reports that the core Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 per cent after a similar gain in May. This was above economists’ forecast of 0.2 per cent. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2011

ANOTHER DAY CLOSER TO THE DEADLINE, NO PROGRESS TO REPORT – How many times can new agencies report that there’s no news to report on budget talks?  The most recent talks ended tensely, with both sides deeply entrenched in their ideologies.  President Obama told Republican lawmakers today “Don’t call my bluff,” alluding to his threats to veto any short term, stopgap bargain.  A group of ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2011

MOODY’S PUTS THE PRESSURE ON DEBT LIMIT TALKS The decision by Moody’s Investors Services to review the United State’s Aaa credit rating for a possible downgrade is adding even more pressure to the already-tense debt limit discussions between President Obama and Republican leaders. Interests both in this country and overseas (most nota... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/14/2011

GOLD IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY YET AGAIN Gold is hovering above yesterday’s record-high close thanks to the fallout of Moody’s placing the U.S. bond rating on review.  Silver is also enjoying moderate gains of approximately 3%.  Yesterday’s Aden Report explained, “With one crisis following another, it’s not surprising that gold didn’t stay down long.  ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/13/2011

MOODY’S PLACES U.S. BOND RATING ON REVIEW – Citing the “rising possibility” that political leaders in the U.S. won’t come to an agreement on raising the debt limit, Moody’s Investors Service has placed the AAA bond rating currently held by the U.S. on review for a possible downgrade. At the same time, discussions between GOP leaders and President Obama on rai... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/13/2011

BERNANKE IMPLIES QE3 LIKELY Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, had a congressional hearing today and spoke about a number of different topics. The biggest component to his testimony, was the implication that QE3 is likely to occur. He said, "The possibility remains that the recent economic weakness may prove more persistent than expected and that deflationary risks might reemerge, implying a need for additional policy support." The economy is expected to grow “a... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – July 13,2011

GOLD PRICES HIT A RECORD HIGH - Gold prices climbed to record highs this morning hitting $1,579.70. This is happening as global equity markets strengthened overnight and the U.S. stock marke... Read More

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