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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/7/2014


Gold and Silver prices have fallen slightly today as investors continue to ponder ongoing reduction in the scale of monetary stimulus.  “While the recent U.S. payroll data was just below forecasts, we believe the Federal Reserve will continue to scale back stimulus,” Lachlan Shaw, an analyst at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, said.  The Gold price initially fell to a six-week low after comments by Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, regarding increased interest rates and commitment to continue current tapering, weighed on the yellow metal after the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting.  Gold continues to look for other catalysts for upward movement as hyper-inflationary fears seem to be quelled by asset-purchase reduction.

U.S. stocks are trading lower today as technology shares forced the S&P 500 to realize its largest three-session sell-off since 2011.  Today’s dip has caused the benchmark index to wipe out all gains for 2014.  “If you take a closer look under the hood, things have been deteriorating for a while now,” Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, said. “Small caps and tech have been breaking down all over the place the past month, with the big blue chips holding tough. Well, now it looks like the last place bulls were hiding is finally starting to crack.”  Weakness in equities has traditionally pushed investors to safe-haven assets like Gold and Silver.

At  5 p.m. (ET), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,298.40, Down $6.60.
  • Silver, $19.92, Down $0.08.
  • Platinum, $1,428.50, Down $22.40.
  • Palladium, $766.00, Down $25.80.

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