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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 5/8/2014


Precious Metals prices gave up gains after the release of the weekly jobless claims report. The report showed that new claims fell by 26,000 to the lowest level in a month. Economists, however, believe that season quirks are behind the drop as opposed to a change in trends. The four-week moving average, typically regarded as a better gauge for the jobless market by taking out weekly volatility, rose by 4,500.

Prior to the jobless report, Precious Metals prices were gaining, buoyed by a retreat in the U.S. dollar. A key European Central Bank (ECB) meeting is scheduled today, with a statement due at the conclusion. Commerzbank said in a note, “Today sees the ECB meeting at which ECB President Mario Draghi will have to nail his colours to the mast. If the press conference were to spark any (euro – dollar relationship) response, this would doubtless also impact on the Gold price.”

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

  • Gold, $1,292.70, Up $1.80.
  • Silver, $19.29, Down $0.10.
  • Platinum, $1,436.60, Up $1.80.
  • Palladium, $804.50, Up $6.80.

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