Gold and Silver Extend Winning Streaks and Significant Settlement Highs


Prices for precious metals divided on Wednesday, with gold and silver rising and platinum and palladium falling. Gains in gold and silver were their fourth in a row, with each also registering another round of settlement highs – approximately 3.3 years for gold and just over 6.5 months for silver.

Gold for February delivery rose by $6.90, or 0.3%, to settle at $2,067.10 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. For a second day, the settlement was the highest since Aug. 6, 2020, when gold ended at $2,069.40 an ounce.

"The bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a seven-week-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close above solid resistance at $2,100.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price objective is pushing futures prices below solid technical support at $2,000.00," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.

Gold futures traded between $2,055.90 and $2,072.70. They climbed by 1.3% on Tuesday and they increased by 0.5% on Monday.

Elsewhere, silver for March delivery tacked on 14.1 cents, or 0.6%, to settle at $25.443 an ounce. The settlement was the highest for silver since May 10 when it closed at $25.658 an ounce. Silver futures ranged from $25.24 to $25.68. They moved ahead on Tuesday by 1.1% and they gained 1.4% on Monday.

In PGM futures prices on Wednesday:

  • January platinum fell by $8.80, or 0.9%, to $941.40 an ounce, ranging from $929.60 to $954.70.

  • Falling for a second session, palladium for March delivery lost $27.80, or 2.6%, to $1,041.50 an ounce, trading between $1,029 and $1,078.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2023

On Wednesday, the U.S. Mint reported increased bullion sales for the third time this month, with new gains totaling 15,500 ounces in American Gold Eagles, 939,000 ounces in American Silver Eagles, and 1,500 ounces in American Gold Buffalos.

The table below presents a breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products sold, with columns indicating the number of coins sold (not total ounces) during different time periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
Wednesday / This Week Last Week August September October November 2023 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 12,500 0 78,000 27,500 97,000 35,000 904,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 2,000 0 2,000 13,000 7,000 6,000 101,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 4,000 0 2,000 30,000 18,000 14,000 196,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 10,000 0 150,000 40,000 30,000 55,000 660,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 1,500 0 19,500 18,500 36,500 11,500 379,000
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 939,000 0 3,124,000 2,970,000 3,938,000 2,378,000 24,225,000
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 0 0 0 0 0 12,700


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Dazed and Coinfused

Dollar loses more ground. BRICS is gearing up. I wonder what happens if they all ask for debt they bought from US. A modern run on the bank with a twist so to speak


Why would they do that? We might be close to bankruptcy, but we’re still able to pay interest to service our enormous mountain of debt. But with how fast we are burning through trillions of dollars each year, the question is ‘How long will this last?’

Dazed and Coinfused

We can cover interest, but now interest accounts for more than our military budget. And most of the black friday buys this year were buy now pay later. Despite a 20% rise in inflation people spent 7.5% more this year than last. Barely avoided shutdown again, but people still wanna send all our cash overseas. And call you racist if you don’t blindly fund wars. Wouldn’t surprise me if tlaib fired that rocket before the truce ended. Would that make them the firing squad. Even Jaimie diamond said bidenomic and policies are wrong and pushes for Haley. More sanctions against… Read more »