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Hi I'm Lior, a PhD candidate in  Economics at the University of Barcelona. My field of research is macroeconomics and monetary policy. I have been a blogger for several years mostly focusing on commodities and an active contrarian investor. My blog is, and I'm also a co hosting a... More
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  • Gold & silver finished the week with rises – weekly recap 13-17 June 0 comments
    Jun 19, 2011 10:34 AM | about stocks: GOLD

    Gold and silver started off the week with sharp falls, but they have soon bounced back during the week; by the end of the week they have finished the week with moderate rises. The high uncertainty in the financial markets including the concerns in Europe over the Greek debt, the slowdown in the US economy and Chinese economy is keeping gold and silver prices high.


    Here is a short review of the changes in gold and silver prices during the week of June 13th to 17th 2011:   

     Precious Metals Prices weekly summary:  

    Gold increased by 1.55% during the week; gold's average price during the week was $1,527 /t. oz which is 0.86% below the previous week's average price of $1,540 /t. oz.


    Silver also inclined by 2.91% from beginning to end, and this week's average price was $35.37/t oz or 3.98% below the previous week's average $36.84/t oz.

    During the week, the average daily percent change of gold rose by   0.13%; silver declined on a daily scale by an average of 0.30%.

     In the chart below are the silver and gold that were normalized to 100 to the price at the beginning of the week – June 13th. It presents the trend of these precious metals prices.

    The chart presents gold and silver inclined during the week as they demonstrated an upward trend.

    The last chart is of the daily percent changes of silver and gold during last week (i.e. the changes around the trend). The chart shows that silver started off with sharp falls at the beginning of the week; gold also fell on Monday, but afterwards both precious metals inclined during the rest of the week.


    For further reading:

    Gold and silver prices outlook for June 2011

    Stocks: GOLD
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