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Silver Prices Continue to Rebound – Futures and Commodities Advance on Inflation Fears

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(Best Syndication News) Commodity prices rebounded today for the second day in a row (see commodity charts below). Silver prices showed strong gains, along with Brent crude.

Precious Metals

Both gold and silver jumped again Tuesday, but silver rose faster (see survey #2 settle price chart below). The ratio between silver and gold dropped from 41 yesterday to 42 today.

The inflation rate in China was higher than expected, running 5.3 percent annually. Industrial output was lower than forecasted. These concerns drove precious metals higher.

Futures and Commodities – Gold and Silver Prices Advance Today – XOM and FCX Higher

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(Best Syndication News) Energy and precious metals were higher Monday (see commodities charts below). The ratio between gold and silver shrank as silver jumped 5.18 percent.

Precious Metals

The big news today was silver. After a week of declines, silver advanced faster than gold today (see survey #2 chart below). The ratio between gold and silver hit 41 after rising to 42 Friday. Less than two weeks ago that ratio was just 32.

July silver prices rose $1.83 (+5.18%) to $37.12 an ounce. June gold advanced $11.60 (+0.78%) to $1,503.20.

Gold and Silver Prices Higher – Light Sweet Crude Trending Higher Again

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(Best Syndication News) Commodities nose-dived last week but are trending higher again Monday (see commodities charts below).

Precious Metals

The ratio between gold and silver continues to increase. The price of gold is now 42 times higher than silver.

Although gold gained on Friday, it was lower for the week (see energy and metal settle chart below). June gold on the COMEX was up $10.20 (+0.69%) to $1,491.60 an ounce. The July settle price for silver was $35.29, down 95 cents (-2.63%). Since the settle both metals were higher.

Oil Prices Lower on Futures Trading – Commodities take Nose-Dive with Heavy Volume - Silver and Copper Down

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(Best Syndication News) Volume was extremely heavy today as investors looked to liquidate their holdings (see futures charts below). Copper hit a 100-day low while silver and oil futures fell eight percent in one day.

Our energy futures index was down 3.55 percent for the day while precious metals were down 1.74 percent (see survey #2 below).


Oil prices dropped with a high volume of trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX – CME). June light sweet crude futures fell $9.44 (-8.64%) to $99.80 a barrel. Since the settle, June through August futures advanced, while longer term futures continued to decline. February 2012 LSC futures hit $100.81 a barrel, but these futures are still declining.

Futures and Commodities – Gold price headed lower while Corn advances

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(Best Syndication News) Precious metals and energy commodities were lower again today (see charts below).

Precious Metals

Gold is down, but silver fell even further pushing the ratio between the two precious metals even higher (see Energy and Metal SETTLE chart below #2).

June gold futures on the COMEX fell $25.10 (-1.63%) to $1,515.30 an ounce. As a percentage, silver fell even more. July silver fell $3.20 (-7.51%) to $39.39. The ratio between the two increased 2.3 points to 38.

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