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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/13/2011

INVESTORS WILL BE WATCHING THE STOCK MARKET THIS MORNING TO SEE IF IT REBOUNDS FROM FRIDAY’S ALMOST 200 POINT LOSS. Futures are pointing to a slightly positive opening. Overnight, world stocks continued to lose ground as they touched a 12-week low. This latest drop is fueled by concerns that weak economic data coming out of China could forecast weaker global growth. Investors con... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/10/2011

MARKETS DROP SHARPLY FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT WEEK - Almost every market made a sharp move down today.  All the major stock indices (DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ) took a beating today, and were down by about 1.4%.  Today marks the end of the sixth straight week of declines in stock markets.  This is the longest bear market since 2002.... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/10/2011

AS QE2 ENDS, THE FLOCK TO CASH PICKS UP The uncertainty surrounding the end of QE2 and a lack of a firm direction towards a possible QE3 by the Fed, investors are looking to become less risky in their investments. This is causing dips in the market, which is set to continue its weekly losing streak. According to William De Vijder, Chief Investment Officer at BNP Paribas Investment Partners,” …That's fueling taking money off table and an inc... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/10/2011

CHINA BUYING SILVER AT A RECORD PACE - China has traditionally been a net exporter of silver, but recent data shows them now to be net importers.  In 2010, China’s imports of silver hit a record high, as imports quadrupled to 3,500 tonnes.  The Chinese appetite for silver is being driven by both industrial and investment demand. Both gold and silver prices c... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/9/2011

CAN HOME PRICES KEEP ON FALLING? – Veteran economist Robert Shiller said today that recent housing and unemployment data suggest the U.S. economy  is tottering and could fall into a double-dip recession. Double dip or not, housing prices could fall much further. Mr.Shiller is looking at unemployment numbers. If they continue to go up in the coming months, we could see another recession."My gut feeling is we might see a... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/9/2011

MARKETS UP ON TRADE GAP REPORT, GREECE PLOT THICKENS U.S. stocks are holding onto gains after six straight days of losses.  Markets across the board are trading higher at the moment, with gold and oil also holding onto gains.  A report showed that the U.S. trade gap narrowed in April, which brings expectations of a rise in the g... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/9/2011

MORE DISAPPOINTING NEWS ON THE JOB FRONT - More bad news today on the jobs front, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment unexpectedly rose by 1000, last week to 427,000. It was expected to drop by 7000. Although a Labor Department official described this increase as basically unchanged, it indicates to many that if there was a jobs recovery, it has stalled. ... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/8/2011

THE PRICE OF TEA IN CHINA Precious metals were still trading lower today despite the negative results of the OPEC meeting. Could it be that the effects of this meeting just haven’t been felt yet? Historically, higher oil prices mean higher gold prices. Bernanke’s speech yesterday was received with mixed feelings. On the one hand, he did not hint at another QE which kept precious metals trading lower, while on the other hand his comments were still not positive. World stocks also re... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/8/2011

OIL RISING ON OPEC BREAKDOWN The OPEC meeting today to boost oil output was classified as, “…one of the worst meetings we have ever had”, according to Saudi oil minister, Ali al-Naimi. The main point of contention amongst the countries is that they are already producing above the quota amounts. Saudi Arabia is viewed as a linchpin and the main producer that the countries are wanting to see ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/8/2011

BERNANKE’S SPEECH DRIVES MARKETS LOWER -The U.S. stock market appeared set to end its five-day losing streak yesterday, as it climbed as high as 90 points.  However, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s afternoon speech approached, it began to give back gains.  The speech began 15 minutes before market close and by close, the market was dow... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/7/2011

BERNANKE, OBAMA SPEAK OUT AGAINST RECESSION RUMORS – Both President Obama and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke addressed fears of a double dip recession today, in speeches that were not related.  Mr. Obama held a press conference after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  “I’m not worried about a double-dip recession,” he said.  He said he is ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/7/2011

BERNANKE SPEAKS AT 2:45, OBAMA MEETS WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR Precious metals are fairly flat today as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak at 2:45 pm (CT).  Bernanke is expected to speak about the economic outlook for the U.S., likely addressing weak reports that show that the recovery is slipping, if not stalled altogeth... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/7/2011

THE U.S.DOLLAR FALLS TO A ONE-MONTH LOW – The U.S. dollar fell to a one-month low on Tuesday, (when measured against a basket of other major currencies), and it fell to a record low when measured against the Swiss franc. This recent drop came after a Chinese official said that the dollar would continue to weaken against other major currencies. Federal Reserve Cha... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/6/2011

GOLD AND SILVER PRICES MOVE HIGHER – Friday’s job loss reports and the fear of a possible interest rate hike in China gave investors the jitters and that was good news overall for Precious Metals. Gold, Silver and Palladium all were up and only Platinum was lower. As Wall Street continued to fret over the economy, shares on most indices dropped – the fourth straight trading session t... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/6/2011

MIDDLE EASTERN TENSIONS WILL TEST THE OPEC NATIONS – The Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) produce 40% of the world’s oil. OPEC is now 50 years old, and never before have they been at such a critical crossroad, as they approach their meeting Wednesday in Vienna. Many of these countries are experiencing unprecedented inner conflicts while oil is once again pressing the $100 per barrel mark. Libya is a special concern... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/6/2011

HAS EUROPE EXPERIENCED THEIR FINANCIAL CRISIS YET? - According to Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, The US might be recovering from their financial collapse of 2008, but Europe has not seen theirs yet. “Europe's debt crisis appears to be entering a more dangerous phase. If the EU and ECB continue pretending this is a liquidity crisis, they run the risk of allowing inadequate fiscal adjustment, particularly in Gre... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/3/2011

MOST AMERICANS SAY RECOVERY IS 3 YEARS OUT, SOME SAY NEVER In a recent survey, 61% of Americans believe that we are at least three years away from our pre-recession lifestyles.  10% believe we will never fully recover from the recession that hit in 2008. Fred Crawford, CEO of AlixPartners, who conducted the survey, says, “Americans continue to push their expectations for return to a pre-recession ‘n... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/3/2011

JOBS REPORT EVEN WORSE THAN EXPECTED, YEMENI PRESIDENT KILLED (OR NOT?) Fears of a double-dip recession seemed to hang on this morning’s nonfarm payrolls report, and when it was released, the fears hit the other side with a resounding “thud.”  To put the report in perspective, April’s numbers showed an increase of 244,000 jobs.  May’s numbers were expected to be disappointing already, somewhere around 125,000.  Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/2/2011

TOMORROW IS THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY’S GROUNDHOG DAY! Precious metals remain lower this afternoon, however a recent warning from Moody’s Investors Service may change that.  The credit rating agency warned the United States that if there is no progress in the debt limit situation, the important Aaa debt rating could possibly be downgraded soon.  Warnings of a downgrade aren’t new, but earlier repor... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/2/2011

OIL UP FOR GRABS Precious metals are up today on the news of the jobs report and fears of a double dip recession. The U.S. dollar recovered from this morning’s report, but precious metals are trading higher at the moment, despite historical reactions to the contrary. One possibility for this is that the dollar only appears stronger since it is being compared to the euro, which is sliding due to the debt crisis in the Eurozone, namely Greece. Even though the dollar is “winning” agai... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/2/2011

JOBLESS CLAIMS DOWN, DOLLAR WELCOMES THEM Jobless claims fell this morning, though not as much as anticipated.  The four-week moving average fell by 14,000 to a one-month low.  The U.S. dollar started the day down, and Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report - 6/1/2011

GREEK CREDIT CUT, QE3 NOT LOOKING LIKELY Earlier in the day there were hopes Greece would finally be getting the economic help it needs to sustain itself. However, Moody’s has cut Greece’s credit rating by three notches, which puts it in an extremely speculative phase. This means that the payoff of Greek debt is no longer based on funds and paybacks of loans, but speculation. The outlook is quite negative. The Gross Domestic Product rating has also fallen off, 3.0% so far this year... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/1/2011

U.S. ECONOMY IS SLOWING DOWN, RUMORS OF QE3 – It’s hard to find good news about the economy lately.  Painfully slow jobs growth, decline in the value of the dollar, Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 6/1/2011

“DISAPPOINTING” JOBS REPORT - WHEN DOES THIS STOP BEING A SURPRISE? Another week, another disappointing jobs report.  This time, it is the ADP private sector jobs report.  Fully expected to be up by 175,000, the report showed just 38,000 new private sector jobs in May.  The futures market opened low this morning, as investors and analysts awaited this report.  Now that t... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/31/2011

FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY LOOMS – Although good news broke on the Greek debt crisis today, other news stories point toward an uncertain financial future for the US and the world. Domestically, the Case-Schiller Index, which measures housing prices, hit an 8-year low. This indicates that we are headed toward, if not already in, a double-dip recession in the housin... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/31/2011

IS GOLD THE NEXT CURRENCY? Gold is being seen more and more as a non-fiat currency as geopolitical tensions still rising, continued downgraded credit ratings of many of the European countries as well as the dire outlook for the U.S. economy. Gold has been a safe haven against failing currencies throughout the ages and continues to do so as even central banks have run to the safety the metal provides. However, it seems as though major investors and financial institutions, as well as... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/31/2011

GOLD’S CLIMB SIGNALS HYPERINFLATION? Last week saw a jump of nearly 2% for gold (which would have been a record high just one month ago), and the jump seemed to catch the attention of many analysts and investors alike.  This brought about short-term predictions of gold hitting $1,560 or even $1,600 from numerous outfits.  Of course, n... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report –5/27/2011

YEMEN BOMBS OWN PEOPLE AND CIVIL WAR ERRUPTS; DOES ANOTHER MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY START TO FALL? Precious metals were all rising today on the continued worries about the sovereign debt crisis as well as the ongoing worries about the United States’ debt limit approaching. The U.S. dollar took a hit and lost 0.66% in today’s trading while Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report –5/27/2011

GOLD UP, DOLLAR DOWN – The US Dollar Index is down almost 0.9% at mid-day today, pushing gold prices up.  There have been many forces acting on the value of the dollar lately: Euro zone ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report –5/27/2011

WHO LOSES BIG IF GREECE RESTRUCTURES? – There are many who even wonder why we should care if Greece defaults on their loans. So what if they can only pay back 50 cents on... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/26/2011

CHINA’S GOLD DEMAND TO RISE 22% THREE YEARS -  China is rapidly closing in on India, as the world’s largest consumer of gold. Although China is one of the leading producers of gold, they cannot produce near enough to satisfy their appetite. Gold production should reach 400 tonnes by 2014 with a gain of 19%, but still the demand will be for 700 tonnes. Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/26/2011

CROSSCURRENTS IN THE MARKET CREATE UNCERTAINTY FOR THE FUTURE – Aid from China might not be enough to keep Greece from economic meltdown. It appears unlikely that Greece will be able to meet its goal for trimming its budget deficit in 2011, and as a consequence, the IMF may not provide funds for the next round of aid packages. If Greece is allowed to default this may set a precedent f... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/26/2011

GDP & JOBS REPORT BOTH DISAPPOINT - The US GNP report just came out and the US economy grew less than expected in the 1st quarter…up only 1.8%. The weekly jobs report also was just released and once again, it made a surprise move upward, as it increased by 10,000 to 424,000. It was expected to come down to 405,000. Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/25/2011

FINANCIAL INSTABILITY SUPPORTS GOLD – Gold’s attractiveness as a store of wealth continued to grow today.  The primary factors supporting gold are the ongoing debt concerns coming out of Greece and the ramifications they have on the rest of the euro zone.  Analysts at VTB capital in London said in a note to clients, “We think that gold will remain well supported in ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/25/2011

HEAVY NATO BOMBING IN TRIPOLI – For two nights in a row,  NATO forces have launched nightly bombing attacks against Gaddafi forces in Tripoli. President Obama has issued another warning to President Gaddafi that there will be “no let up” until he is gone. This conflict is now three-months old (much longer than expected) and although President Obama will not predict when Gaddafi will ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Report –5/25/2011

DEBT CRISIS DEBT CRISIS DEBT CRISIS - According to a poll by the Washington Post, Americans are far more worried by the overall growing US debt, than they are worried about whether Congress will raise the debt limit. When asked to express their big... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/24/2011

GOLD & SILVER RISE AS SAFE HAVEN INVESTMENT – All four precious metal prices are up and gold reached its best since May 3. It is worth pointing out that although silver went through a wild ride recently, gold did not experience the same turbul... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Report – May 24, 2011

CURRENCIES ON ROLLER COASTER SEND PEOPLE REACHING FOR GOLD Precious metals are rallying today on continued news of the Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis and the downgrading of Belgium and Italy. As of the last week, this news has driven the dollar up against the euro and kept the prices of metals steady. However, it seems that the severity of this news is starting to sink in with the population and they are realizing that even though the dollar was rising against a flailing euro, it s... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Report – May 24, 2011

CHINESE CITIZENS BUYING GOLD IN RECORD AMOUNTS -  China bought more gold in the first quarter 2011, than the combined totals of the developed Western Nations. Demand in France, Germany and Switzerland increased triple-digits, yet China outpaced them all put together. The Chinese government made it legal to own gold in 2001 and since that time gold as an invest... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/23/2011

INVESTORS LOOK TO GOLD –  Gold showed its resilience vs. other commodities, proving its safe haven appeal, closing at nearly a two week high, while other metals were slightly off the mark.   Bart Melek, head of commodity Strategy with TD Bank Financial Group summed it up nicely when he said, “Gold is doing relatively well. This whole sovereign debt crisis will contin... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/23/2011

VOLCANO ERUPTION DISPERSES NEW FEARS Precious metals stay steady while bombarded with conflicting news. Italy was downgraded, and while seemingly insignificant, this goes to show even further decay of Europe’s financial situation. As well as the fact that analysts at UniCredit downgraded the insurance sector and the basic-resources sector in Europe to neutral from ove... Read More

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