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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/27/2012


While many investors might have anticipated a retreat in Gold and Silver prices, this week ended on an up note, and many people believe that is an indicator of things to come. The situation in Europe is truly turning for the worse, as Spain’s woes would seem too big for the European Union to bail out. This writer would not usually pay attention to $7,000 per oz Gold forecasts, but when it comes from the Bank of America, you have to take note. Bank of America investment bank analyst MacNeil Curry is forecasting that Gold will go as high as $7,000 per oz before its long-term rally begins to decline. Curry points out that commodity bull markets end with a massive speculative blow off, and it does not end quietly. A massive speculative blowout would be when prices effectively double within a year or less, and we have yet to see that with Gold. As Gold’s price continues to rise, the double-down effect of a massive blowout easily could send it to $3,000, $5,000, $7,000 or higher.

Who knows? It all starts again Sunday at 6 p.m. (EDT). Have a greet weekend!

At 5 p.m. (EDT), the APMEX precious metals spot prices were:

  • Gold - $1,664.40 – Up $2.90.
  • Silver - $31.30 – Up $0.02.
  • Platinum - $1,575.80 – Up $5.60.
  • Palladium - $684.80 – Up $11.00.

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