At 12 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals prices were:
Gold price – $1432.60
Silver price – $36.07
Platinum price – $1823.30
Palladium price – $790.80
COMMENTARY: The rumor out of Libya is that Muammar Gaddafi is seeking safe passage out of Libya. The BBC reported the rumor based on one of Gaddafi’s associates appealing to opposition chiefs to open dialogue, which shows an easing into a potential compromise in the area. This news has caused a pull back in oil prices. There are also reports stating that safe passage out of Libya is also highly unlikely for the embattled leader.
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