Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/5/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,376.00
  • Silver price - $29.32
  • Platinum price - $1,722.10
  • Palladium price - $757.40


COMMENTARY: Yesterday’s drop in precious metals (commodities in general) was a result of traders taking profits. Gold had gone up $100 in the past two months while silver gained 25%. Traders were saying that the fact that commodities took their biggest one day plunge in eight weeks is completely warranted and not unexpected. Is this pause a buying opportunity? Jim Cramer thinks so. Yesterday he stated that gold is no where near its highs. He points out that currently, money managers hold less than 1% of gold in the portfolios and until it rises to 5%, there is a long way to go for gold prices.

For those who may think the European debt crisis is over because it is not frequenting the news of late; Portugal had to pay almost twice as much to sell its T-Bills as it did in September.

Gold spot price is currently off $3.80 – Silver is off 21 cents – Platinum is down $23.30 – Palladium spot price is off $12.70

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US Dollar Prices are in USD

Precious Metal Prices
4/17/2014 5:15:48 PM EST

Metal Bid Ask Change
Gold $1,294.60 $1,296.60 ($8.90)
Silver $19.60 $19.70 $0.02
Platinum $1,405.70 $1,415.70 ($22.10)
Palladium $792.10 $797.10 ($6.20)
4/17/2014 5:15:48 PM EST

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