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(December 17, 2011) Gold's Year Lurches to a Close. With the recent dramatic fall in precious metals prices, the week just concluded was our busiest since summer, led by relative values in gold and silver, and platinum prices at their lowest since the Panic of 2009. - Our year-end hours follow. Click for full story
(November 19, 2011 ) This Thing Called Gold. Gold, with its intrinsic characteristics of brilliance, malleability, and resistance to corrosion, has an allure that affects people unlike anything else found on the periodic table of elements. The blunt question so often asked is: what is gold worth? Click for full story
(November 14, 2011 ) Gold Meanders. Gold price patterns the second part of this year have retraced familiar seasonal trends. Buying in India has been huge, while US and European demand for gold bullion products have lagged going into autumn. Click for full story
(Ocober 31, 2011) Gold Gains over 9% in Six Trading Days . After trading below $1600 briefly on Thursday 10/20/11, gold rallied sharply over the next six trading days to finish Friday 10/29/11 at $1745. Silver and copper followed upwards, also, and the dollar made new lows against the Japanese yen.
(September 25, 2011) Crash, Bam, Boom! - It’s 2008 all Over Again. The noise you might have heard last week was investors running frantically for the exits: abandoning equities, abandoning commodities, and most noticeably, abandoning hope altogether that world economies would improve anytime soon. Click for full story
(August 29, 2011) August Doldrums? Not This Year .August is normally a sleepy time for metals markets.All of Europe, including bankers and traders, takes its annual month off for beach trips and the like, and seasonally the theme is ‘not much happening’ for most of the summer. Click for full story
(August 8, 2011) Debt Deal, Downgrade, Doom, Gloom, and Etc .If you missed last week (as we did), the best that can be said is that it was not pretty. True to form, gold gained during the chaos, silver hung in there pretty well, while the grey metals (platinum and palladium) took it pretty hard. Click for full story
(July 5, 2011) Gold Passes its Mid-Year Slump . T he US Mint in June cranked out its lowest number of 1-ounce gold eagles (56,000) since August of 2010, proving, if nothing else, that the middle of summer is traditionally a slow time for bullion sales. Is that a useful bit of information? Click for full story
(June 21, 2011) No Problem Getting Physical . Rumors fly faster than the speed of light on the Internet, with one site linking to another, another, and another. Lately, a barrage of rumors stem from a misinterpretation of provisions in the Dodd-Frank bill which decidedly DO NOT effect trading in physical precious metals for near-term delivery. Click for full story
(June 6 2011) Taking the measure of Gold. On Friday June 3rd, the London PM fix was $1540.00, nearly achieving the former record price of $1540.25 reached on May 3rd. In between, a substantial sell-off in almost all commodities left its mark, while gold and oil recovered. Click for full story
(May 8, 2011) Oil Commodities Sell Off as Speculators Head for the Exits. Oil was likely was likely the catalyst in last week’s stunning price debacles in world commodity markets, and as prices plunged in the crude market, silver, gold, and many other markets followed suit. Silver, one of the smallest of these markets, took the biggest hit, falling 12.9% on Thursday alone. Click for full story
(May Day, 2011) Crazy month Eh? April is both the cruelest month, according to a bard, and also what brings May showers. Exactly what sort of precipitation could follow the likes of the past 30 days is anybody’s guess. Let’s review this month just past, chockfull as it was of action as we just haven’t seen lately. Click for full story
(April 8, 2011) Gold, Silver, Soar to New Highs. Gold ended this week around $1475.00, silver climbed over $40 for the first time in 31 years, and oil traded over $110/barrel, all in the face of Mideast turmoil, including NATO’s incursion into Libya and subsequent Western military involvement in that country’s struggles. Click for full story .
(March 15, 2011) Silver Recycling - PLUS - The Great Gold Debate. Early last week, gold reached another record high at $1444, while silver set new multi-decade price records as it continued its spectacular performance. By Friday, uncertainty caused both markets to fall, with silver experiencing a price swing of almost $2 on Friday 3/11 Click for full story .
(February 27, 2011) Gold Over $1400 - Again: With gold on its fourth trip past the $1400 mark, interested parties might begin to wonder, is this it? Will gold this time blow through the $1425 level on its way to the next Big Round Number of $1500…and beyond? Click for full story
(February 12, 2011) Precious Metal Rebound. Order is restored. Silver leads the way again, much as it did for most of 2010. After prices dropped to below $27 on January 25th, silver rallied 10% to close over the $30 level on 2/11/11. Gold followed also, after its correction of nearly $100 in the first three weeks of 2011. Click for full story
(January 26, 2011) Gold Has a Sinking Spell. Gold prices today are down nearly $100 in less than a month's time, after gaining about 30% versus the dollar in 2010. The year 2011 so far is telling us a different story – but what is that story? Click for full story
(January 3, 2011) New Year, New Price Levels. 2010 was a gangbuster year for the precious metals – gold gained some 28% in the twelve months just past, while silver added a whopping 79%. Palladium was the overall winner for the year, breaking the $800 mark for the first time this century, up some 89% in 2010. Platinum was the laggard, up some 17% for the year. Click for full story