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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 7/16/2014


Precious Metals continued to show small signs of strength through afternoon trading.  As investors continue to digest recent comments by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen,  Gold rebounded from three-week lows. A recent report showed a 65 percent surge in imports by India, the world’s second-largest Gold purchaser, which has taken some of the pressure off the yellow metal.  Frank Lesh, a trader at FuturePath Trading LLC in Chicago, said, “Any time we see stronger imports, it’s going to be a bullish factor because India is one of the largest bullion buyers.  Prices are stabilizing now. We’re all trying to figure out when the Fed is going to raise rates.”

The U.S. dollar rose today after Yellen’s comments to the House Financial Services Committee hinted toward a more rapid end to the Fed’s bond buying program that has kept U.S. interest rates near record lows.  Macquarie global interest rates and currencies strategist Thierry Wizman said, “It seems to me that there are a few more hawkish hints than we have seen lately. I don't think we will get more hawkish hints from the Fed until September. But the trend until then, and through that period, is strongly U.S. dollar.”

At 5:08 p.m. (ET), the APMEX Precious Metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1,300.40, Up $2.30.
  • Silver, $20.82, Down $0.07.
  • Platinum, $1,486.90, Up $0.90.
  • Palladium, $875.60, Up $6.10.

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