Following yesterday’s meeting minutes released from the July gathering of the FOMC, the European Central Bank (ECB) also struck a more dovish tone in its outlook for interest rates and monetary policy. This more dovish stance signals to investors that major central banks are considering leaving accommodation in place for longer, which is not an […]
Wednesday morning saw some volatile trading in the gold market, as gold prices fell early in trading before recovering to about unchanged when trading began in New York. Spot gold settled just north of $1,272 per ounce while spot silver gained 1.2% (+20¢) to about $16.82/oz. Platinum gained 0.8% while palladium added about 1.5%.
Following a strong rally last week as the world appeared to be flirting with an unthinkable nuclear conflict, the precious metals sank to begin the week. It seems traders are aggressively taking profits thanks to the run-up in gold prices, especially now that tensions on the Korean Peninsula are slowly but surely cooling off.
Both the precious metals and the U.S. dollar were down in early trading on Friday morning. The latter continued to be dragged down by a stronger euro and Japanese yen, while the former were shedding some of the impressive safe-haven demand that accumulated this week. Spot gold was down more than $4 per ounce when markets […]
In addition to the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, markets were also responding—negatively—to some disappointing economic data points from the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday morning. This drove gold prices significantly higher in early trading. The yellow metal jumped above the $1,280 mark to $1,286.30/oz. Spot silver also surged 27¢ to […]
The initial reaction to President Trump’s bellicose statement about unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against North Korea was subdued on Tuesday afternoon. However, the narrative began to take fuller shape when it was revealed that intelligence agencies believe the rogue regime in Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead that […]
Tuesday morning saw the precious metals build off of the positive momentum from the end of yesterday’s trading session. Spot gold gained a third of a percent, or $4.10 per ounce, to trade at $1,261.40/oz in New York. Silver prices added 11¢ (+0.7%) to return to $16.37/oz. The argent metal has been by far the […]
The precious metals opened mostly lower to begin the second week or August. Gold prices trickled lower to about $1,256.50/oz after losing much more ground during Friday’s trading session. It seems that the gold market is still smarting from last week’s jobs numbers. Spot silver lost about 0.5% (-8¢) to fall to $16.16/oz. The Platinum Group Metals were […]
The big story driving markets on Friday was this morning’s nonfarm payrolls for the month of July, which came in well above expectations. This helped the dollar, pushing spot gold significantly lower by about $13 per ounce, as the yellow metal held above $1,254/oz in early trading. Spot silver lost a whopping 45¢ (-2.70%) to fall […]
For the second straight morning, the gold market withstood a bout of profit-taking that sent prices sharply lower as trading opened in New York. On both occasions, the precious metals managed to claw back their losses. Spot gold fell as low as $1,260/oz overnight before recovering to about unchanged at $1,266/oz. Silver prices were about 5¢ […]
With much of the attention of the markets trained squarely on stocks and quarterly earnings, gold prices remained essentially unchanged again on Wednesday after being down ever so modestly on Tuesday. This did not come without its momentary intrigue: spot gold dipped several dollars per ounce in a matter of minutes immediately following the release […]
Precious metals are bracing for a long list of economic data this morning, as gold prices are down slightly from six-week highs. There has been some mild profit taking by traders early today ahead of the full slate of economic reports. Spot gold is down three dollars to $1,266 an ounce, and spot silver has […]
After an upbeat performance last week, the precious metals looked to pick back up where they left off on Monday. While spot silver gained 7¢ (+0.4%) to trade above $16.80/oz, the gold price was much more volatile, bouncing up and down between $1,265/oz and $1,270/oz during early morning trading.
The precious metals opened in positive territory to begin Friday’s trading session. Spot gold jumped as high as $1,266/oz this morning before paring its gains to currently trade at $1,262.70 per ounce. Spot silver added 4¢ to return to $16.60/oz. Platinum posted modest gains (+$4) while palladium went the opposite direction, falling by roughly the […]
The precious metals were higher again on Thursday, vaulting gold prices to a six-week high. Spot gold was about 0.2% higher in early trading, hovering around $1,262.60/oz. In fact, the last time the yellow metal traded above $1,260 an ounce was in mid-June. Spot silver surged even higher, adding 0.8% (+13¢) to trade at $16.77/oz. This […]
Wednesday morning was largely uneventful for the precious metals, as prices held very close to where they closed on Tuesday. Spot gold lost less than 0.2% this morning, and is still trading near $1,248 per ounce. Spot silver was also essentially flat, shedding just 1¢ to $16.47/oz. Platinum was slightly lower while palladium actually poked […]
Tuesday morning saw gold prices pare the previous day’s gains when spot prices opened modestly in negative territory in New York. Gold held above the $1,250/oz mark, which has formed as new support level—albeit a frail one—for prices. It’s more likely, however, that roughly the $1,236 per ounce line is a more realistic near-term support […]
The precious metals continued their modest rally dating back to last week when markets opened on Monday morning. The gold price added 0.2% to trade close to $1,260 per ounce, its highest in five weeks. Spot silver traded 5¢ higher as well (+0.3%), pushing the argent metal up to $16.55/oz.
Friday morning was a resounding win for the precious metals, which have been gradually climbing off of last week’s lows for the past several trading sessions. Gold prices rose 0.6% at the opening bell in New York, rallying to $1,252 per ounce, a fresh three-week high. Spot silver posted even more impressive gains, adding 16¢ […]
After slipping when markets opened on Thursday, the gold price rebounded to just below unchanged at $1,240/oz this morning, losing less than a dollar. The U.S. dollar was similarly about 0.1% in the red this morning, erasing steep overnight gains after a significantly lower number of weekly jobless claims numbers were reported. Spot silver lost just […]