Gold Jumps on Bernanke Stimulus Remarks

by Christopher Freeburn | July 11, 2013 4:23 pm

Gold Jumps on Bernanke Stimulus Remarks

PreciousMetalsRecap Gold Jumps on Bernanke Stimulus Remarks[1]Comments made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke late Wednesday sent gold up sharply in Thursday trading. Bernanke indicated that the Fed would continue monetary policies that promoted economic growth. He also said that the nation’s central bank would not increase interest rates “for some time.”

While Bernanke’s remarks lifted precious metals, the U.S. dollar sank against other currencies.

Gold futures for August delivery surged 2.6% to $1,279.90 per ounce Thursday, according to CME Group[2]. Gold traded as high as $1,297.20 and as low as $1,262.10. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,287, according to BullionVault[3].

Silver futures for August delivery also soared 4.1% to $19.95 per ounce. Thursday’s high for silver was $20.16, while the low was $19.50.

Gold and silver funds climbed in Thursday trading.

Gold and silver mining ETFs moved sharply higher during the day.

Gold mining shares advanced strongly on Thursday.

Silver mining shares improved during the day.

As of this writing, Christopher Freeburn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault[23] contributed to this report.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PreciousMetalsRecap.gif
  2. CME Group: http://www.cmegroup.com
  3. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com
  4. GLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GLD
  5. IAU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IAU
  6. SLV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLV
  7. GDX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDX
  8. GDXJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDXJ
  9. SIL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SIL
  10. AEM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AEM
  11. ABX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABX
  12. EGO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EGO
  13. GG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GG
  14. KGC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KGC
  15. NEM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NEM
  16. NG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NG
  17. AUY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AUY
  18. CDE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CDE
  19. HL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HL
  20. PAAS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PAAS
  21. SLW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLW
  22. SSRI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SSRI
  23. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com/

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