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Closing Gold & Silver Market Report – 4/7/2011

THREE DAYS OF RECORDS FOR GOLD

Although not as impressive as the past two days, gold has proved it has staying power and reached an intraday record of $1,466.50 an ounce. George Gero, a vice president with RBC Wealth Management said, “Silver and gold’s runs are the response to geopolitical and inflation fears.” This isn’t a new story, as it has played out over the past several weeks in response to the sovereign debt crisis, the tension in North Africa and the Middle East and the tragedy in Japan. Those same factors were influences again today.

Although the European Central Bank raised key interest rates by 25 basis points today, precious metals barely flinched at the change. The ECB President made comments at a press conference, saying, “We did not decide that this was the first of a series of interest rate increases but ... we always do what is necessary to ensure price stability." Real interest rates are still higher, so physical assets, such as gold and silver, may be more attractive than cash.

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

  • Gold spot price - $1459.60 (up $1.10)
  • Silver spot price - $39.73 (up 27 cents)
  • Platinum spot price - $1786.30 (down $10.50)
  • Palladium spot price - $778.80 (down $6.90)

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