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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 3/8/2011

At 4PM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,430.20
  • Silver price – 36.10
  • Platinum price -$1,808.00
  • Palladium price - $794.30


COMMENTARY: Platinum and palladium are not nearly as often in the news as gold and silver, but both metals have been on the rise in the past six months. Are these metals near their highs or are they in fact creating a new normal? Both of these metals are affected by supply constraints, that do not appear likely to disappear soon. Last Friday, the Nymex even raised their margin calls for palladium futures, which would indicate they see today’s prices as a base line.

Stocks were higher today and precious metals were relatively neutral. However, not all investors remain bullish on the stock market. Carl Icahn announced he was returning $1.76 Billion dollars to his outside hedge fund investors. In a letter to these investors Mr. Icahn said that he did not want the burden of managing this money through another downturn.

Gold spot price finished down $5.30 – Silver struggled back up to a gain of 17 cents – Platinum remained off $13.40 – Palladium moved from the negative to a positive $3.10

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