Gold is trading higher this morning at $1,414/oz and silver is holding steady at $33.31/oz. On the currencies, gold trades at £874/oz and €1,026/oz respectively. Silver trades at £20.61/oz and €24.18/oz.
The precious metals market remains steady with gold trading at $1,407/oz and Silver holding steady at $33.39/oz. On the currencies, Gold is trading at at £861/oz and €1,021.14/oz respectively, and silver is trading at £20.26 and €24.03.
Platinum Group Metals
Both platinum, trading at $1,795/oz, and palladium trading at $808/oz are lower from the start of the week, while rhodium remains steady at $2,400 per ounce.
Today is a US holiday and gold is trading at $1,398/oz this morning but silver is the real mover with a 3.25% increase since Friday’s close, currently trading at $33.41/oz. On the currencies, gold trades up across all the majors showing £861.67/oz and €1,022/oz respectively; silver trades at £20.58/oz and €24.41/oz.
Gold continues to strengthen and currently trades at $1,385/oz with silver tracking movements around the $31.73/oz level. On the currencies, gold trades at £854.29/oz and €1,021.43/oz (from the London AM Fix of $1,377.00/oz, £853.32/oz and €1,014.74/oz yesterday), and silver trades at £19.37/oz and €23.01/oz (from the London fixing yesterday of £18.99/oz and €22.59/oz respectively).
Israeli comments led to dollar weakness and gold, silver and oil rallying yesterday. The Israeli government described the Iranian warships move into the Suez canal as a “provocation” and hinted at a possible response.
There is a real sense of the “calm before the storm” in markets globally. Complacency reigns, despite signs that the sovereign debt crisis in Europe is deepening and that Japanese and US bond markets also look very vulnerable due to rising inflation, very large deficits and massive public debt.
Silver and particularly gold rose sharply on the release of the higher than expected UK inflation data. It showed that UK inflation quickened to 26 month highs at 4.0%. Currency debasement and higher food and energy prices are leading to an inflation surge in both developed and emerging markets.
Gold and silver are higher after last week’s 1% and 3.5% gains in dollars. Silver is particularly strong again this morning and the euro has come under pressure as bonds in Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Greece continue to rise. While Asian equity markets were higher, European indices have given up early gains.
Gold and silver are higher against all currencies (except the Canadian dollar) in the wake of the worse than expected trade deficit number ($40.6 billion). Sterling and euro are particularly weak against gold and the US dollar today.
Gold is down 0.32% against the US dollar which is higher against all major currencies today. Gold is marginally higher in euros, Swiss francs, and Aussie and Kiwi dollars. Silver is down 1% in US dollars and lower in all currencies.
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