From Chris Mullen at GoldSeek.com...
Gold Prices rose steadily throughout trade in Asia, London and New York on Tuesday, climbing as high as $824.50 before dipping to end with a gain of 1.69%.
Silver exploded higher and leaped past its May 2006 high to join gold at new 27-year highs vs. the Dollar. It climbed as high as $15.45 by late morning in New York before it also came back off a bit into the close, but it still ended with an impressive gain of 3.89% for the day.
Gold Priced in Euros rose over €564, platinum gained $14 to $1473 to a new record high, palladium gained $4 to $375, and copper rose over 4 cents to about $3.41.
Gold and silver mining equities steadily rose throughout most of trade and ended with roughly 4% gains at new all-time highs.
There were no major economic reports on Tuesday. Today at 12:30 GMT brings the preliminary reading for 3rd quarter US Productivity, expected to show a 3.1% increase. At 14:00 is the Wholesale Inventories report for Sept., followed by Consumer Credit stats for the same month.
In the broader markets, crude oil rose about 3% to a new all-time high above $97 following an attack on a pipeline in Yemen, bombings in Afghanistan, increased demand forecasts, and worries over supply draw downs in Wednesday's inventory reports.
The US Dollar index fell to yet another new record low before it rebounded a little, but it still ended with a loss of more than 0.5%. Interest rate outlooks continue to pressure the currency as the Fed is only seen cutting interest rates further in the US, while the European Central Bank may raise interest rates at their future meetings.
Treasuries fell as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P rose on partially easing credit worries. Goldman Sachs came out and denied that it was facing a large write down to cover credit market losses as other financial institutions have been forced to do.
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