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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 12/17/2010

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,375.80
  • Silver price - $29.20
  • Platinum price - $1,698.30
  • Palladium price - $740.60


COMMENTARY: Gold was up slightly today, but still down for the week. Jim Cramer is saying to buy gold on these dips.  Mr. Cramer is emphatic that gold is now a currency and not a commodity. In addition to the many other reasons for buying gold, he states that supply and demand will contribute to increasing prices and we should see $2000 an oz within five years. I have spoken before that as traders book profits before December31, gold prices may continue to dip. However, these same traders might get right back in come January 3. Now may be the time to buy.

Gold spot price was up $5.10 – Silver price was up 44 cents – Platinum price down $1.30 – Palladium price down - $2.90

Take advantage of your last chance to buy the beautiful 2010 1oz Gold Buffalo. The US Mint is sold out!  For those who prefer bars to coins, take advantage of today’s prices is through our large variety of 1oz gold bars.

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