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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/2/2011

At 4:15 PM (CT) the APMEX precious metals spot prices were:

  • Gold - $1,436.10
  • Silver - $34.72
  • Platinum - $1,853.00
  • Palladium - $822.40

COMMENTARY:  Gold futures settled at a record high today.  Inflation fears, Middle East turmoil, and a weakening U.S. dollar continued to drive the price of precious metals up again.  Richard Ross of Auerbach Grayson says, “The bullish breakout to a fresh all-time high has put gold in an outstanding technical position to extend its advance into record territory.”  He goes on to say that the breakout opens the door to a “test of $1,461 an ounce in the short term and $1,634 an ounce by year end.”  Likewise, analysts at Goldcore Ltd. in Dublin say that gold and silver look to challenge “$1,500 an ounce and $40 an ounce in the coming weeks.”  The dollar index fell to its lowest since early November 2010.  The U.S. and European nations are planning for a no-fly zone over Libya.

Gold spot price is up $4.90 on the day.  Silver is up $0.23.  Platinum is up $6.90.  Palladium is up $6.00.

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