Gold and Silver Log Third Straight Losses on Tuesday, March 15


Precious metals extended their losses on Tuesday to five straight for platinum and palladium and to three in a row for gold and silver.

Gold for April delivery shed $31.10, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,929.70 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The close was gold’s lowest since March 2.

"A huge drop in crude oil prices that sees Nymex futures trading back below $100 a barrel is bearish for the metals markets and the entire raw commodity sector. The near-term technical postures for gold and silver have also deteriorated significantly recently, which is inviting the chart-based speculative sellers to step in,” Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.

Gold futures traded between $1,908.10 and $1,956.90. They gave back 1.2% on Monday. Last Tuesday, gold at $2,043.30 an ounce scored its highest settlement since Aug. 6, 2020.

Silver for May delivery declined 14 cents, or 0.6% to settle at $25.158 an ounce. The finish was silver’s worst since Feb. 28. Silver futures ranged from a low of $24.75 to a high of $25.32. They fell 3.3% on Monday.

In other precious metals futures Tuesday:

  • April platinum fell $49.80, or 4.7%, to $1,002.50 an ounce, trading between $991.70 and $1,045. Platinum lost 3.3% on Monday.

  • Palladium for June delivery dipped $5.60, or 0.2%, to $2,412 an ounce, ranging from $2,350 and $2,490. Palladium sank 13.6% on Monday.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

Published United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged on Tuesday. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
Tuesday / This Week Last Week January February March 2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 60,500 123,500 86,000 69,000 278,500
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 1,000 45,000 0 1,000 46,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 12,000 64,000 4,000 12,000 80,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 45,000 195,000 25,000 45,000 265,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 22,000 61,500 28,500 27,000 117,000
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 600,000 5,001,000 1,500,000 600,000 7,101,000
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 6,500 N/A 25,800 11,200 37,000
$25 American Eagle 1 Oz Palladium Coin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tuskegee Airmen 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 0 0 0 0


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Kaiser Wilhelm

Imagine if everyone that had purchased the rights to paper ownership of any given amount of gold demanded to take possession of that very quantity in physical gold all at once. I wonder what the commodity traders who had already sold each ounce of that gold at least ten times to ten different people would do to resolve that situation.


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Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

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