At NOON (CT) the APMEX precious metals spot prices were:
Gold price - $1,358.60; +$15.10
Silver price - $24.49; +$0.59
Platinum price - $1,707.30; +$16.30
Palladium price - $644.30; +$12.80
COMMENTARY: The Gold and Silver markets advanced during morning trading to show increases of 1.1% and 2.4%, respectively. Platinum and Palladium also advanced significantly at 1.0% and 2.0% from the prior closing. The Dollar lost ground in the morning trading as the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) report on the 3rd Quarter and other reports on consumer confidence convinced traders to adjust their positions for the weekend in advance of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting early next week. (Click here for MarketWatch.com article on Dollar trading and the Fed). Many investors are looking to make their purchases into the Gold this week and over the weekend prior to the opening bell on Monday in order to lock in current market prices.
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