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Futures and Commodities – Silver Prices higher while Gold slumps – Platinum and Palladium Advance

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(Best Syndication News) Nearly all energy and precious metals were higher with the exception of gold (see commodities charts below). Silver and light sweet crude were higher, but Brent crude was lower.

Precious Metals

August gold on the COMEX settled down $3.90 (-0.25%) to $1,543.30 a troy ounce (see survey #2 settle price below). The golden metal has advanced seven of the last ten days. Economic worries have sent investors to the safe haven, but now there may be some good economic news.

Futures and Commodities – Palladium Skyrockets - Gold and Silver Prices Higher – Oil Lower

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(Best Syndication News) Precious metals, natural gas and coal were all higher today, but oil was lower (see commodities charts below). Economic uncertainty is driving investors to gold and silver.

Precious Metals

August gold on the COMEX gained $4.80 (+0.31%) to $1,547.20 a troy ounce (see survey #2 settle price chart below). Poor economic news from the United States last week helped boost the price of the golden metal. Lower housing prices, lower consumer confidence and higher unemployment numbers helped push investors into this safe haven.

Futures and Commodities – Gold Prices Higher but Oil and Silver Lower - Except in Asia

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(Best Syndication News) Commodities were mixed Friday with silver and oil prices declining while gold advanced (see commodities charts below). In Asia, energy was higher but precious metals were lower.

Precious Metals

Gold, platinum, palladium and copper were higher on Friday, but silver declined again (see survey #2 settle price chart below). Silver has fallen three days straight.

August gold on the COMEX jumped $9.70 (+0.63%) to $1,542.40 a troy ounce. For the week, the golden metal is up 1.29 percent.

Futures and Commodities – Gold and Silver Prices Fall in US and Continue to Decline in Asia

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(Best Syndication News) Natural gas hit a 100-day high today, but silver and gold prices took a beating (see charts below). Good economic news may have played a role.

Precious Metals

Silver continued to decline faster than gold Thursday. The radio between the two hit 42.

Gold for August delivery fell $10.50 (-0.68%) to $1,532.70 a troy ounce on the COMEX today (see survey #2 settle price table below). The precious metal is still trending higher for the week and month.

Futures and Commodities – Silver Prices Lower Gold Higher – Reversed in Asia – Oil Mixed

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(Best Syndication News) Most commodities were lower today with the exception of gold and Brent crude (see charts below).

Precious Metals

August gold on the COMEX advanced $6.40 (+0.42%) to $1,543.20 a troy ounce (see survey #2 settle price chart below).

Bad economic news from the United States today could have pushed investors into the golden safe-haven. The Institute for Supply Management reported today that their manufacturing sector index declined 6.9 percentage points. Combine that report with a drop in housing prices and investors turned to gold.

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