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


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 appetite among market players. On the other side, really low inflation and positive economic data for February published in the U.S. is also weighing on the Gold price. The U.S. Fed meeting is clearly something market players are focusing their attention on.”

U.S. stock futures are flat as investors await the Fed decision. Joao Monteiro, analyst at Valutrades, wrote, “Expectations are for the tapering process to continue — something that is certainly hurting emerging markets — but the interesting points could well be hidden in the subtext of [Fed Chairwoman] Janet Yellen’s news conference. There’s a need to reassure markets that interest rates won’t be hiked any time soon despite the winding in of [quantitative easing], so how this is interpreted by traders will be critical in determining the reaction.”

At 9:08 a.m. (ET), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,346.60, Down $14.30.
  • Silver, $20.78, Down $0.12.
  • Platinum, $1,457.00, Down $6.70.
  • Palladium, $769.50, Down $2.00.

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