Category: Market Updates

09
Jun
2011

‘Worst Ever’ OPEC Meeting Sees Oil Rise Sharply – Inflation Pressures, Growth and Sovereign Debt Concerns Support Bullion

Gold is trading at $1,535.65/oz, €1,050.59/oz and £935.09/oz.

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08
Jun
2011

Moody’s Warns UK’s AAA Rating at Risk – Sterling Lower and Remains Near Record Nominal Gold High

Gold and silver are lower today despite European equities falling for a sixth day on sovereign debt and economic growth concerns. Bernanke’s failure to even suggest that the Federal Reserve will embark on further stimulus and QE3, after QE1 and QE2 failed to kick start the US economy, has markets jittery.

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07
Jun
2011

Gold Just 2% from Record Nominal High of $1,577/oz – Targets $1,600/oz and New Highs on Deepening Economic Risks

Gold is trading at $1,549.95/oz, €1,056.47/oz and £943.02/oz. 

Gold and silver are higher again today with the U.S. dollar and yen in particular under pressure as concerns about the outlook for growth in Japan, the UK, the EU and the U.S. deepen. Gold reached new record nominal highs in sterling yesterday at £949.83/oz on concerns about the UK economy.

The risk of contagion in the Eurozone remains and could see the single European currency project unravel which would negatively impact on the global financial and monetary system.

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03
Jun
2011

Gold’s Summer Doldrums Normally See Weakness but Fundamentals Could Lead to Surge

Gold is trading at $1,530.01/oz, €1,054.70/oz and £936.08/oz. 

Gold and silver are lower again today in most currencies after yesterday’s falls. Gold has risen marginally in British pounds (GBP 938.41/oz) as sterling is lower (see cross currency table) with the weak services sector PMI data highlighting the weak U.K. economy and increasing risk of stagflation.

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02
Jun
2011

COMEX Registered Silver Bullion Inventories Fall Sharp 38.5% in Two Weeks – Risk of COMEX Silver Default Remains

Spot gold and silver prices rose slightly again this morning after hitting a one-month high yesterday as equity markets internationally came under selling pressure. The Moody’s downgrade of Greece and worryingly poor US economic data again pushed investors to seek the safe haven of bullion. Gold reached new record nominal highs in sterling yesterday (£945.62/oz) as the pound fell on concerns about the UK economy. 

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01
Jun
2011

Silver Eagles Sales Through May Best Since 1986 and Turkish Silver Bullion Imports Surge

31
May
2011

Dollar and Yen Fall – Moody’s Warns of Japan Downgrade & UN Warn of Risk of “Collapse” of Dollar

Gold has fallen against the euro and most currencies but is 0.2% higher in U.S. dollars and nearly 1% higher in yen terms as the American and Japanese currencies have come under selling pressure. Gold remains near record nominal highs in all major currencies which shows that markets are concerned about inflation and concerns about the future of major currencies. 

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30
May
2011

EU Debt Contamination Deepens in Greece, Portugal and Ireland – Gold Just 2% From Record Nominal High

Gold and silver are flat in US dollars but higher in euros this morning. Trade is thin with the UK and US markets closed for spring holidays. Gold and silver were 1.75% and 8% higher last week and the precious metals and especially gold appear to be on solid footing due to the continuing debt crisis in Europe and concerns about a slowdown in the US and global economy. 

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26
May
2011

U.S. at Risk of Default as Cost to Insure U.S. “Ponzi Scheme” Against Default Rises Sharply

Gold and silver are lower today with profit taking, Chinese bond buying and increased risk appetite being cited for the price falls. Gold is marginally lower in all currencies and is 0.2% lower in U.S. dollar terms despite the dollar coming under selling pressure again this morning. Risky assets have recovered somewhat from recent losses with Asian and European equities and commodities receiving a bid. 

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25
May
2011

Euro and Global Debt Contagion Concerns Mount – Gold’s New Record Nominal Highs in Euros and Pounds

Europe’s debt crisis has seen gold prices climb to new record highs in euros and British pounds at EUR 1,087.80/oz and GBP 944.93/oz respectively. Contagion concerns are mounting due to the failure of the ECB, the IMF and respective governments to tackle the sovereign debt crisis. 

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