Precious Metals Sink as Treasuries Spike
3/8/2021 9:25:25 AM
This week’s big news in Precious Metals is a continued drop as U.S. Treasury bonds continue to rise. Gold has dropped to almost $1,700 per ounce and Silver is just above $25. Stocks rose for much of the early week, but Thursday remarks from Fed chair Jerome Powell pushed them down again. These trends remained steady into Friday morning.
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