Category: Precious Metals Update

08
Aug
2011

Gold and Silver Higher As ECB Intervenes in Markets – Currency and Euro Debasement Accelerates

Gold in USD terms is 2.5% higher after the weekend U.S. downgrade and is higher against all currencies and trading at USD 1,706.40 , EUR 1,195.90 , GBP 1,039.20, CHF 1,039.20 per ounce and 132,549.00 JPY.  Gold’s London AM fix was USD 1,709.75, EUR 1195.21, GBP 1,040.94.


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05
Aug
2011

Safe Haven Gold Up 2% in Tumultuous Week – Stock Indices Down 6% to 13% in Week

Gold is 0.75% higher in dollar terms this morning on safe haven buying after yesterday’s 0.43% fall.  Gold is marginally higher against all currencies and is trading at USD 1,659.50 , EUR 1,170.20 , GBP 1,018.30, CHF 1,269.00 per ounce and 130,530.00 JPY. 

The surprisingly positive U.S. jobs figure may lead to further short term weakness.

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04
Aug
2011

Gold Surges 3.8% in Japanese Yen as Yen Falls Sharply and Global Currency Wars Resume

Gold has surged nearly 4% in Japanese yen this morning as the BOJ entered currency markets overnight selling yen thereby depreciating their currency against the dollar and other fiat currencies.

Gold is higher against all currencies and is trading at USD 1,663.50, EUR 1,168.20, GBP 1,018.30, CHF 1,291.00 per ounce and 133,000.00 JPY per ounce. Gold’s London AM fix was USD 1664.25/oz, EUR 1170.61/oz, GBP 1,018.20/oz. Gold reached new record nominal highs in majors yesterday and remains close to these record highs today.

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03
Aug
2011

Is Gold a Bubble? 14 Charts, the Facts and the Data Suggest Not

Gold is higher and is trading at USD 1,668.90 , EUR 1,167.10 , GBP 1,018.40 and CHF 1,287.70 per ounce. It is slightly lower in euros but higher in U.S. dollars, Swiss francs, the Japanese yen, and the Australian and New Zealand dollar. Gold’s London AM fix was USD 1,667.50, EUR 1,167.50, GBP 1,016.77 (10:43 GMT).

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02
Aug
2011

Sharp Increase in Central Bank Gold Reserves – South Korea Up 17-Fold & Thailand 15.5% in 2 Months

 

Gold is higher in all currencies today except for the Swiss franc and is trading at USD 1,629.20 , EUR 1,147.30 , GBP 1,000.20 and CHF 1,270.10 per ounce. Gold’s London AM fix was USD 1624.00, EUR 1145.28, GBP 997.30 (10:41 GMT).

Gold reached new record nominal highs in euros and Canadian dollars yesterday at EUR 1,149.60/oz and CAD 1,566.48/oz yesterday and remains close to these record highs today, and close to record highs in most fiat currencies.

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29
Jul
2011

IMF Chief Warns America on “Exorbitant Privilege” / Cazenove’s Griffiths Says “Essential to Own Gold” – $8,500/oz Is Possible

Gold is trading at USD 1,615.20, EUR 1,132.70, GBP 991.92 and CHF 1,293.10 per ounce. Gold’s London AM Fix was USD 1613.75, EUR 1129.76, GBP 991.67  (10:41 GMT). Gold is set to finish a turbulent July higher showing its safe haven attributes again. Gold is higher in all fiat currencies month to date and is 7.6% higher in U.S. dollars.

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28
Jul
2011

Gold Near Record USD and EUR High – Eurozone Debt and U.S. Default Risks Global Financial Contagion

Gold is marginally higher against most currencies today and is trading at USD 1,614.40, EUR 1,130.50, GBP 990.08 and CHF 1,294.50 per ounce. Gold is flat against the dollar but remains just less than 1% from the record nominal high reached yesterday ($1,628.05/oz).  The euro is under pressure again today and gold is 0.7% higher against the euro and is just less than 1.5% away from the record euro high of EUR 1,144.80/oz reached last Monday.

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27
Jul
2011

Gold New Record Nominal Highs ($1,625.70) as CDS Traders Start Positioning for U.S. Downgrades

Gold is trading at USD 1,620.40, EUR 1,120.50 and GBP 989.08 and CHF 1,298.50 per ounce. Both the dollar and the euro are under pressure again today and gold has reached another new record nominal high of $1,625.70/oz in early European trading.


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26
Jul
2011

Gold Seen as Less Risky Currency – Return to Gold Standard Advocated in Print and Video

Gold is marginally lower in all currencies today (USD 1,611, EUR 1,113 and GBP 983 per ounce) but remains close to record nominal highs in major currencies on U.S. and Eurozone debt concerns. With the risk free rate of return of U.S. Treasuries (Treasury bills, Treasury notes and Treasury bonds) coming into question, gold is increasingly being seen by many as a less risky asset and as a less risky currency.

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25
Jul
2011

Gold Surges in Asian Trading to Record Nominal High on Washington Theatre and Dollar Debasement

Gold is trading at $1,617.75/oz, €1,126.49/oz and £993.46/oz. 

Gold surged 1.4% ($23) from $1,600.90/oz to a new record nominal of $1,624.07/oz within an hour of the open in Asia. Gold reached new highs due to continuing uncertainty and theatre regarding the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. Gold is higher in all currencies except the Swiss franc as the Swiss currency is also continuing to see flows.

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