Impressive U.S. Econ Data Weighs on Precious Metals

As the trading week draws to a close, precious metals continue to probe lower as good U.S. economic data has been impressive and weighs on our market as the yield on the ten year bond is now at 2.46 percent. The uptick in physical demand with the lower spot prices has been impressive and the low volume being seen in the futures market would indicate the pace of speculative selling is slowing. These two factors would indicate, as we approach the lower end of the recent trading range, that a move back up may be in the cards for next week.

When trading began in Europe this morning, silver spiked lower, but held support at $15.50. It has since bounced and is currently at $15.80. As the June 30 deadline for Greece is just around the corner there is still no resolution on debt repayment. Another emergency meeting is scheduled for tomorrow as all markets await news early next week.

Have a good weekend,