Precious metals advanced on Friday, padding their exceptional weekly gains, but only palladium posted an increase on the month.
On Friday, gold for December delivery rose $12.60, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,781.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The settlement was the best since July 1.
"If the US economic data turn out to be weaker next week, gold is likely to make further gains," Carsten Fritsch, an analyst at Commerzbank AG, said in a note reported by Bloomberg News. "This applies in particular to the report on the labor market, as Fed Chair Powell has still been describing the market as robust, which besides the persistently high inflation is another argument in favor of further rate hikes."
Gold prices jumped 3.2% this week, trimming their loss in July to 1.4%. The weekly gain was a second in a row following five straight weekly declines. The yellow metal is 2.6% lower on the year to date.
In looking ahead to next week, Kitco News offers the following forecasts via their Wall Street & Main Street surveys:
"This week 16 Wall Street analysts participated in Kitco News’ gold survey. Among the participants, 11 analysts, or 69%, were bullish on gold in the near term. At the same time, three analysts, or 19%, were bearish on gold. Two analysts, or 13%, cast neutral votes this week.
Meanwhile, 1,543 votes were cast in online Main Street polls. Of these, 961 respondents, or 62%, looked for gold to rise next week. Another 334, or 22%, said lower, while 248 voters, or 16%, were neutral in the near term."
Elsewhere, silver for September delivery tacked on 32.9 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $20.197 an ounce. The finish was the highest since June 30.
Silver prices rallied 8.5% this week, reducing their July loss to 0.8%. Like for gold, silver’s weekly win was its second in a row following five consecutive drops. The precious metal is 13.5% lower on the year.
In PGM futures on Friday, for the week and for the month:
October platinum added $13, or 1.5%, to end at $889.80 an ounce, for a 2.6% weekly gain. Platinum edged 0.6% lower in July.
- Palladium for September delivery surged $49.50, or 2.4%, to end at $2,129.70 an ounce — the highest close since July 11. Palladium scored gains of 5.5% this week and 11.2% in July.
The two are divided on the year so far with platinum 7.9% lower and palladium 11.4% higher.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022
The United States Mint has not published any bullion sales changes in two weeks. 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)|
|Friday / This Week||Last Week||May||June||July||2022 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||164,500||31,000||33,000||659,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||7,000||6,000||3,000||69,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||8,000||18,000||2,000||130,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||50,000||135,000||5,000||510,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||56,000||21,500||23,000||282,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||1,350,000||925,000||425,000||11,131,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||0||23,500||15,000||78,500|
Gold is down for the Month and only up today to cap the end of the month as a psychological hook to keep the suckers biting
SENZA and Sir Kaiser, it looks like a major bottom is now in place for Gold and Silver.
Is that even allowed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mryGGiZcuZI
Anything is Possible
Another satisfied US Mint customer = NOT
Ventris Gibson Too Big To Fail Too Stupid To Succeed
This one is very similar to mine however, my rim/planchet error is even higher and mine has the fingerprint of the incompetent US mint employee who let it go out the door = PRICELESS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxq58Pc8088
… or Too High To Get It Right
As long as they didn’t forget the kitten-nuggets it’s all good – and you wondered why Chinese restaurants put the Humane Society out of business – Ancient Chinese Secret No-Mo
Authorities have prevented a cat-astrophe – by saving more than 500 felines from ending up on restaurant menus.
You mean I’ve been eating cat all these years and not chicken, beef and pork? Now I realize why I’ve been coughing up furballs.
This has been going on since the beginning of time – it’s the Chinese version of KFC (Secret Formula) (Ancient Chinese Secret)
I was at one place and in the entrance someone had posted a missing cat sign. Owner never saw it or truly was trying to help find the cat.
I have heard from 7 people claiming to have one but only 2 provided proof – still very low numbers.
The one I have with the US Mint employee finger print is PRICELESS – I’ll keep that one until a collector with deep pockets comes along.
I wasn’t “privy” to that information – perhaps we should strike a commemorative
Last 2 Purple Heart silvers showed up today at the house. I too was bent with the finger print, however it actually was the inside of the capsule itself and not the coin. Capsule also had a small scratch in it. Yes, quality control seems to be a problem !
Glad it was the capsule – this is really becoming a disappointment – the US Government is letting us down in so many ways
Good points Major D
The more errors the less scarcity and value as an error coin
Does the Government recall it’s own shit ?
America without Militia = Government out of control
Shutter the US Mint NOW
It still ain’t 50 Cent
At least he can still talk to dolphins
If you build it they will come
Earth is supposed to be bombarded by Chinese and natural space debris tonight – perhaps some fresh shiny stuff will blanket the earth
You mean my Chinese takeout is actually dog meat?
Snagged this photo of Joe Biden out on the Truman Balcony – allegedly he relapsed with COVID-19. Either way he looked like a frail 90 year old barely moving.
Apparently one of his grand daughters wants to be married at the White House so she can be divorced at the Red House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7afV7sbdWCk
1974 – The Golden Curse
Looking at WW III Damn!! I know my ice cream is out here somewhere. Wait a minute I think some of the Whining “OLD LADIES” here must have grabbed it!!!! I’m SOOOOOOO SLEEEEEEEPY!!!!!! LOL>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<
SEMPER FI “13”
Right On Tweedy, “13”
He always looks like a frail 90 year old. What are you talking about?
Right On Antonio,
The video showed a guy who could not even walk on his own and clearly a puppet to whomever is ordering him to print US Dollars for Communist Countries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2I2mK_3_ns
Got an email from the Mint today offering the 2017 American Liberty One Ounce 225th Anniversary Gold Coin and the 2017 1/10th ounce version together for just the price of the 1 ounce. I did not buy it in 2017, and I will not be buying it now. First time I have gotten an offer like that from the mint. .
How could you refuse “Coin of the Year”
Jeff, the Mint has been trying to sell off that coin for going on 6 years now, even though the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Won ‘Best Gold’ for 2017 Dated COTY. The U.S. Mint took home “Best Gold Coin” honors at the 2019 Krause Coin of the Year Awards (COTY).
Positive day for gold and silver on the first day of August 2022.
Today’s 12 Cent gain in Silver means that if we have 441 more identical days – owners of US Mint Silver may be at a break-even cost basis – not adjusted for inflation – which would require an additional 220.5 days
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