Gold and silver resumed their downward trend during last week. Will precious metals continue to dwindle during the upcoming week? The U.S Presidential elections will be held on Tuesday. These elections could lead to a sharp fall in trading volume in all major financial markets. Moreover, this could lead to sharp shifts in prices. In the previous elections during the week of November 6th, 2007 the prices of gold and silver hiked. In the 2004 elections, however, the prices of gold and silver slightly declined during the elections’ week. As I have noted in the precious metals weekly outlook, besides the U.S presidential elections, there are several other events that will unfold this week that could affect the bullion market. These events include: Euro-group meeting, ECB rate decision, U.S trade balance report, MPC and RBA rate decisions, and U.S jobless claims. On today’s agenda: Australian Trade Balance, G20 Meeting, U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI and FOMC member Williams Speech.
Here is a short outlook for precious metals for Monday, November 5th:
Precious Metals –November Update
On Friday, Gold tumbled down by 2.35% to $1,675; Silver also fell by 4.31% to $30.86. During last week, gold decreased by 2.14%; silver, by 3.67%. Furthermore, on Friday the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) also declined by 2.01% and reached by November 2nd162.6.
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Current Gold and Silver Rates as of November 5th
Gold (December 2012 delivery) is traded at $1,679.4 per t oz. a $4.2 or 0.25% increase as of 11:03*.
Silver (December 2012 delivery) is at $30.89 per t oz – a $0.03 or 0.11% increase as of 11: 03*.
Here is a reminder of the top events and publications that are scheduled for today and tomorrow (all times GMT):
All Day – G20 Meeting
2:30 – Australian Trade Balance
15:00 – U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
02:00 – FOMC member Williams Speech
U.S Presidential Elections
05:30 – Reserve Bank of Australia – Cash Rate Statement
09:30 – Great Britain Manufacturing Production
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