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Morning Gold & Silver Market Report – 10/17/2011

Precious Metals Prices Continue to Drift Upwards - No Quick Solution to the Euro Crisis in Sight - Precious metals prices are up since markets opened Sunday at 5PM (CT). Gold is at a 3-week high. U.S. equity markets were heading for a strong opening, but have since retreated on the comments of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who made it clear that those who were hoping for a quick solution to the euro crisis would be disappointed. For the time being, it seems that European leaders may be content to have a plan to come up with a plan. Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief spokesman, commented in Berlin today, that a search to end this crisis will extend well into next year. European leaders at the G20 had implied that a new strategy would be in place by October 23.

The Empire State manufacturing index just came out and it remains in negative territory for the fifth month in a row. The index did inch up slightly to a negative 8.5 in October, but analysts had been expecting greater improvement to negative 5.0. Stock futures continued to lose ground on the publication of this report.

At 8AM (CT) the APMEX precious metal prices were:

  • Gold price - $1,687.30 – up $2.30
  • Silver price - $32.23 – up 4 cents
  • Platinum price - $1,575.70 – up $20.80
  • Palladium price - $638.60 – up $16.10

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