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Market Commentary

Mar 24, 2017 4:00:04 PM

 

Gold was stagnant overnight, starting the day at 1249.00/1250.00. After which, it went up to a 3 week high of 1253.00/1254.00 after U.S. initial jobless claims came in at a 2 month high. Subsequently, the metal declined on selling interest to a low of 1242.50/1243.50 as U.S. equities (S&P) improved and U.S. 10-year Treasury yields retreated to a 4 day decline. Platinum prices recovered after reaching a weekly low while palladium prices rallied to a 2 year high as gold improved to finish the day at 1247.00/1248.00.

 

 

 

Silver went up higher overnight, beginning the day at 17.58/17.63. It reached a 2-½-week high of 17.67/17.72 before going down alongside gold to a low of 17.52/17.57, before ending the day near opening levels, at 17.56/17.61.

 

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Market Commentary

Mar 24, 2017 12:43:44 PM

Gold dipped lower overnight, starting the day at a low of 1244.75/1245.75. After which, it went up to a 3 week high of 1250.00/1251.00 on safe haven buying interest as the dollar index went down to a 7 week low and benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields declined to a 3 week low. Brent crude oil prices also went down to 3-½-month low and platinum prices retreated while palladium prices went up to a 1 month high. U.S. equities (S&P) dropped to a 5 week low as gold finished the day at 1249.00/1250.00.

 

Silver also moved lower overnight, beginning the day at 17.47/17.52. It reached a low of 17.46/17.51 before following gold to a high of 17.55/17.60, before ending the day at 17.54/17.59.

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Market Commentary

Mar 21, 2017 9:48:43 AM

Gold went up to a 2 week high overnight as the dollar index fell to a 6 week low after G20 nations decided not to oppose trade protectionism at a weekend summit in Germany recently. Thereafter, gold went down to begin the day at 1230.50/1231.50. After which, it slightly touched a low of 1230.00/1231.00 before going up to a high of 1234.00/1235.00 as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields declined to a 2 week low. Global equities weakened while platinum and palladium prices advanced, with palladium climbing to a 3 week high, as gold fnished the day at 1233.75/1234.75.

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Market Commentary

Mar 20, 2017 1:45:15 PM

Gold went up overnight, starting out at 1231.50/1232.50. After which it went up to about a 2-week high of 1233.50/1234.50 as the dollar index weakened to a 5-week low and global equities advanced while Brent crude oil prices went back after reaching a weekly high. Gold finally fell back to a low of 1226.00/1227.00 on selling interest as the dollar recovered and was range bound for the remainder of the day, finishing at 1227.00/1228.00.

 

Silver started out at a 1-½-week high of 17.48/17.53. After which it went down gradually over the course of the day, finally finishing at a low of 17.25/17.30.

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Market Commentary

Mar 13, 2017 5:48:18 PM

 

Gold went up overnight, beginning the day at 1203.25/1204.25. After which, it dropped to a low of 1202.00/1203.00 before going up to a high of 1206.00/1207.00 as the dollar index rose to a 2-week high ahead of the U.S. FOMC 2-day meeting that begins tomorrow. Global equities progressed while Brent crude oil prices dropped to a new 4-month low as gold went back to opening levels, ending at 1203.00/1204.00.

 

 

 

Silver also went up overnight, starting the day at 16.98/17.03. It reached a low of 16.93/16.98 before following gold to reach a high of 17.00/17.05, before ending the day at 16.95/17.00.

 

 

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Market Commentary

Mar 13, 2017 11:38:04 AM

 

Gold went down to a 5-½-week low overnight before improving to start the day at 1198.00/1199.00. After which, it dipped to a low of 1194.75/1195.75 before going up to a high of 1206.00/1207.00 after U.S. non-farm and private payrolls data came in strong but below higher expectations following the 3-year high ADP National Employment data, earlier this week. U.S. 10-year Treasury yields moved back after reaching a 2-½-month high and Brent crude oil prices dropped to a 3-month low as gold fell back on selling interest to finish the day at 1201.00/1202.00.

 

 

 

Silver reached a 6-week low overnight before beginning the day at 16.91/16.96. After which, silver went down to a low of 16.86/16.91 before following gold to a high of 17.06/17.11. Subsequently, silver dropped to trade near the lows of the day as platinum prices recovered while palladium prices dropped to a 5-½-week low. Silver ended up finishing the session at 16.89/16.94.

 

 

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Market Commentary

Mar 10, 2017 4:47:48 PM

Gold dropped lower overnight, starting out at 1206.50/1207.50. After which, it went up for a brief period to a high of 1207.75/1208.75 before going down to a 5-week low of 1201.00/1202.00 on selling interest as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields climbed to its highest level since mid-December. U.S. equities (S&P) declined to a 2-week low and Brent crude oil prices slipped to a 3-month low as gold traded within range for the remainder of the day, finishing at 1203.00/1204.00.


 

Silver also dropped lower overnight, beginning the day at 17.21/17.26. It reached a high of 17.26/17.31 before dropping to a 6-week low of 16.97/17.02 as platinum and palladium prices touched 2-month and 1-month lows, respectively. Silver ended up closing at 16.99/17.04.

 

 


 

Silver also dropped lower overnight, beginning the day at 17.21/17.26. It reached a high of 17.26/17.31 before dropping to a 6-week low of 16.97/17.02 as platinum and palladium prices touched 2-month and 1-month lows, respectively. Silver ended up closing at 16.99/17.04.

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Platinum and palladium both are members of the white metal group. They are relatively recent additions to the commercial precious metals industry. Both are popular as an alternative to gold and silver for investment and jewelry making purposes. These metals hold great potential for investors and as a result, or being made into bars, coins, engagement rings and wedding bands.

If you are interested in buying platinum or palladium, then there are a few things you need to know about them.

Platinum

Platinum is a leading metal in terms of beauty and quality. Being such a rare metal makes it a popular material with which to make engagement rings and wedding bands. It’s also frequently used by the automotive industry for vehicle emissions control devices.

Palladium

Palladium belongs to the same family as platinum. Though worth less than platinum, its lower cost makes it an attractive substitute for platinum in industrial applications. It is often mixed with gold to make white gold and used as watch component.

A Comparative Analysis:

Pricing- Platinum is more expensive than palladium. Currently, the price of 1 ounce of platinum is $1,354.44 CAD and $1,034.78 CAD is the price for 1 ounce of palladium. People with budget constraints use palladium in place of platinum due to its low price tag.

Weight- Platinum is the heaviest of all the metals used for jewelry making. It is about 75% heavier than 14K gold. Palladium on the other hand, is noticeably lighter and weighs about the same as 14K gold.

Investment Potential- Both platinum and palladium have great investment potential because of their rarity and industrial uses. However, as the supply is unstable, prices tend to be more volatile and unpredictable. They give the investors less opportunity for speculative profit.

Colour- If you are a first-time buyer, both metals may look identical to you. However, palladium is slightly whiter than platinum.

Durability- Both platinum and palladium are durable metals. They don’t get tarnished with time. They both have the ability to withstand corrosion and oxidation. These rare metals are hypo-allergic and remain white forever.

Alloy- Alloys play an important role in the hardness of any metal. Generally, products such as platinum bars or palladium coins have 5% alloy. Ridium, ruthenium and rhodium are the alloys used with platinum, whereas palladium is alloyed with ruthenium and traces of copper.

Both platinum and palladium are great for investment and look beautiful when used in jewelry. They have their distinct characteristics but share common traits in terms of durability, usage, availability and properties. Before you buy platinum or palladium, think about your purpose for buying, utility and budget; then decide which one to choose.

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Market Commentary

Mar 7, 2017 11:35:04 AM

Overnight Gold moved higher, beginning the day at 1232.00/1233.00. It went up briefly to a high of 1234.50/1235.50 before dropping over the course of the day to a low of 1224.50/1225.50 as the dollar recovered losses from the prior session. Global equities softened and platinum prices fell to a 5-week low while palladium prices steadied as gold finished the day at 1225.00/1226.00.

 

Silver went up overnight, starting the day at 17.97/18.02. It reached a high of 17.99/18.04 before dipping to a low of 17.69/17.74, before finishing the session at 17.79/17.84.

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Market Commentary

Mar 3, 2017 11:03:30 AM

Gold dipped lower overnight, starting the day at 1240.00/1241.00. After opening, it went up briefly to a high of 1242.00/1243.00 before going down to a 1-½-week low of 1230.50/1231.50 as the dollar index rallied to a new 7-week high and benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields climbed to a 2-week high on expectations that the U.S. Fed will raise interest rates this month after U.S. initial jobless claims data came in at its lowest level since March 1973. Global equities advanced while U.S. equities softened as gold was range bound for the remainder of the day, finishing at 1232.75/1233.75.

Silver also dipped lower overnight, beginning the session at 18.30/18.35. It reached a high of 18.35/18.40 before dropping to a 3-week low of 17.66/17.71 as platinum prices fell to a near 5-week low and palladium prices to a weekly low. Brent crude oil prices dipped to a 2-week low as silver recovered slightly to end the session at 17.75/17.80.

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