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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/10/2012


Gold and Silver prices had recovered from early morning losses, and were hovering close to Wednesday’s closing marks. A slew of data were released this morning. In the United States, jobless claim numbers were slightly above expected levels after revisions to last week’s marks. Also, the U.S.A. trade deficit widened by 14.1 percent in March, with exports again falling well short of imports. American stock futures gave up early gains on the news.

The main factor in the Precious Metals price dip has been the American dollar and its relationship to the euro, which has been bombarded with bad news out of Greece, Spain, Germany and France over the past week. Although there still is caution regarding Greece, investors are cautiously optimistic about Spain, which helped the euro take back some ground against the dollar. That country took over one of its biggest banks so as to ease anxiety.

News out of China also troubled many investors, as imports and exports were both down in April. Jiang Chao of Guotai Junan Securities said, “We had expected China’s export growth to reach a trough by the end of the second quarter, but now I think we will have to revise down our trade forecast for the full year.”

At 9 a.m. (EDT), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold – $1,593.30 – Down $1.90.
  • Silver - $29.23 – Down $0.06.
  • Platinum - $1,492.00 – Down $8.20.
  • Palladium - $621.00 – Up $6.40.

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