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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 1/5/2011

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,376.00
  • Silver price - $29.32
  • Platinum price - $1,722.10
  • Palladium price - $757.40


COMMENTARY: Yesterday’s drop in precious metals (commodities in general) was a result of traders taking profits. Gold had gone up $100 in the past two months while silver gained 25%. Traders were saying that the fact that commodities took their biggest one day plunge in eight weeks is completely warranted and not unexpected. Is this pause a buying opportunity? Jim Cramer thinks so. Yesterday he stated that gold is no where near its highs. He points out that currently, money managers hold less than 1% of gold in the portfolios and until it rises to 5%, there is a long way to go for gold prices.

For those who may think the European debt crisis is over because it is not frequenting the news of late; Portugal had to pay almost twice as much to sell its T-Bills as it did in September.

Gold spot price is currently off $3.80 – Silver is off 21 cents – Platinum is down $23.30 – Palladium spot price is off $12.70

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APMEX Market Reports provide our readers with a review of spot price activity and some of the factors that may be affecting the market for Precious Metals. While the information is obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or its completeness and we encourage you to conduct your own investigation prior to making any decision based on the information. The Market Reports are not intended as a comprehensive discussion and there may be other factors affecting the financial marketplace. These Market Reports are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by APMEX to hold, purchase or sell any Precious Metal product. All orders, purchases and sales, if any, are subject to the terms of the User Agreement and other applicable policies.

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