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Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/20/2014

GOLD DOWN ON YELLEN COMMENTS Gold and Silver are down for the fourth straight session as the market continues to react to the Federal Reserve’s commitment to continued asset purchase reduction.  With the ongoing taper of monetary stimulus measures, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen also indicated a time frame of “around six months” before the Fed will b... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/20/2014

GOLD HITS THREE WEEK LOW AFTER FED COMMENTS The Gold price hit a three-week low Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made hawkish comments on monetary policy. These comments, plus an apparent easing of tensions in Ukraine, are negative for Gold, according to Saxo Bank’s head of commodities research Ole Hansen. Hansen said, “The market is now busy pricing in higher rates sooner than pre... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/19/2014

METALS DROP AFTER FED STATEMENT; POLICY MEETING REVEALS NEW DETAILS Precious Metals are under pressure today following U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s statement that interest rates will remain low after the U.S. economy stabilizes.  The Fed had previously announced interest rates would increase once the job market recovered to a rate of 6.5 percent and inflation rose to a targeted point, so this news threw the market into a frenzy.  Over the past co... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/19/2014

GOLD DIPS ON FED MEETING EXPECTATIONS A stronger dollar has weighed on the Gold price today as investors await the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s monthly policy meeting.  Resounding expectations are that the Federal Reserve will deem the U.S. economy strong enough to continue its current pace of asset purchase reduction.  “Today rea... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/19/2014

GOLD, SILVER DOWN AS FED DECISION LOOMS Gold and Silver prices traded lower Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy decision regarding its monthly bond buying program. Commerzbank commodity analyst Daniel Briesemann said, “The move down for Gold has started at the beginning of the week and one reason is that clearly the Crimean crisis is being priced out, resulting in some risk appe... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/18/2014

PUTIN COMMENTS, FOMC MEETING WEIGH ON GOLD After reaching a six-month high yesterday on concerns regarding the crisis in Ukraine, Gold has fallen on comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin that comforted the international community’s anxiety about further land acquisition in Ukraine and escalating tension in the region.  As t... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/18/2014

CRIMEA, FED MEETING SET TO IMPACT PRECIOUS METALS Gold and Silver prices recovered some losses but still remain lower overall at mid-day. The U.S. Federal Reserve began its two-day policy meeting today, with a policy announcement expected Wednesday afternoon. Price movements at the moment are being influenced by the evolving situation involving Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea. Saxo Bank senior manager Ole H... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/18/2014

PRECIOUS METALS DOWN AHEAD OF FED MEETING Precious Metals prices are trading lower through early morning trading, continuing yesterday’s trend that snapped Gold’s five day streak of gains.  As investors await news from the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, metals are already feeling pressure with increased volatility and... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/17/2014

GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS PRESSURE METALS; NEXT FED MOVE ANTICIPATED Precious Metals pulled back slightly today after confirmation that Crimea voted to break away from Ukraine and Western sanctions. Today, President Barack Obama executed sanctions on 11 Russians and Ukrainians, while European Union foreign ministers have reached an agreement to enforce both travel bans and asset freezes on 21 officials from both coun... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/17/2014

HEDGE FUNDS FLOCK TO GOLD Despite a slightly lower Gold price today, the yellow metal is trading at a near six-month high as hedge fund managers flock to the safe-haven appeal spurred on by tension in Ukraine.  The demand for Gold has reached its highest pace since 2007 as U.S. and European Union officials discuss sanctions against R... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/17/2014

GOLD HITS SIX MONTH HIGH OVERNIGHT Gold hit a fresh six-month high Monday morning following a vote in Crimea to break from Ukraine. Western countries are warning Russia of sanctions after the vote, spurring geopolitical tensions that are generally positive for Gold. Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said, “It's definitely soft economic data, risk aversion, Ukraine and geopolitical tensions. Also there... Read More

Weekly Gold & Silver Market Recap – 3/14/2014

GOLD PRICES REALIZE ANOTHER WEEKLY GAIN ON GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS Precious Metals continued to gain ground this week. Gold’s safe haven appeal has been boosted with low demand for U.S. equities, a weaker U.S. dollar and geopolitical concerns about Ukraine.  These factors have Gold set for a gain of more than 3 percent for the week.  When asked what he at... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/14/2014

GOLD RISING AS INVESTORS AWAIT DIRECTION Precious Metals continue to trade slightly higher through mid-day trading.  Gold’s safe haven appeal has been boosted with low demand for U.S. equities, a weaker U.S. dollar and geopolitical concerns about Ukraine.  These factors have Gold set for a gain of more than 3 percent for the week.  When asked what he att... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/14/2014

DATA DRIVES GOLD HIGHER Precious Metals prices are trading slightly higher in early morning trading. The Producer Price Index for February was released this morning and showed a decrease of 0.1 percent, lower than the expected rise of 0.2 percent. This drove U.S. stock futures down while Precious Metals added to gains. Ste... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/12/2014

GOLD UP AS UKRAINE, CHINA DOMINATE NEWS Gold prices continued to slowly rise through afternoon trading as the metals gained momentum.  A drop in U.S. equities, disappointing economic data from China and the ongoing situation in Ukraine are providing metal prices with a boost with Gold set for its highest closing price in six months and fourth consecutive session gain.... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/13/2014

GOLD RELATIVELY FLAT AS GLOBAL ISSUES REMAIN MOTIVATING FACTOR The Gold price has rebounded from morning lows caused by optimism on the heels of a strong jobless claims report and upbeat retail sales figures from February.  “The market is reacting to today’s U.S. data,” Alfonso Esparza, senior currency at Oanda Corp., said. “The Ukr... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/13/2014

GOLD HITS NEW HIGH BEFORE DATA The Gold price has fallen since hitting a six-month high early Thursday morning. The weekly jobless claims report showed the fewest number of claims since November, driving the Gold price lower and U.S. stock futures higher. Upbeat economic data continued as U.S. retail sales Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/12/2014

GOLD SHINES AS SAFE HAVEN ASSET; PLATINUM RISES FROM ONGOING STRIKE Gold soared to a 19-week high today as investors flocked to the yellow metal’s safe haven appeal on the realization that China is capable of strong growth. Overall, Gold has climbed 13 percent from last year’s decline with China now the world’s largest Gold consumer. “Gold is ... Read More

Mid-Day Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/12/2014

GLOBAL CIRCUMSTANCES BOOST SAFE-HAVEN APPEAL OF GOLD Gold is higher for a third straight session as tension in Ukraine and sluggish Chinese economic growth influence the yellow metal’s upward momentum.  “Geopolitical tensions are set to remain high, which should lead to safe-haven demand,” Mark O’Byrne, executive director at GoldCore, said. “Concerns about ... Read More

Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/12/2014

CHINA, UKRAINE DRIVE GOLD UP, STOCKS DOWN Economic troubles in China and geopolitical tensions in Ukraine have boosted the Gold price to a 5 1/2 month high and pressured U.S. stock futures lower. China is a booming market for Gold, and Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said, “The increase in Asian physical Gold demand over the past ten years has been largely due to the huge rise in wealth in that region,... Read More

Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/11/2014

GOLD BENEFITS FROM UKRAINE CRISIS, SLOW CHINESE GROWTH The crisis in Ukraine has boosted Gold for the second straight session as investors seek the yellow metal’s safe-haven position.  As the Ukrainian military began preparatory drills and Russia continues its occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, investors perceive heightening tensi... Read More
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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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