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Did you know that the nobility of medieval Europe used to drink gold in liquid form, believing it would bring them eternal youth? Instead, this superstition typically ended up killing them.
Computer hackers reportedly accessed the personal data of over 3,000 customers of Australia's Perth Mint. Despite the security breach, the mint confirmed that no client assets were impacted by the hack.
The first news reports about a hoard of ancient gold coins from imperial Rome are starting to leak out into the media. The hoard contains about 300 gold coins and was found in the basement of an old Italian theater.
Physicists working at CERN made the improbable discovery that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was forming a thin layer of precious metals along the inner surface of the structure. Will they find a way to efficiently collect this gold and platinum?
Tuesday was a rather slow day for international markets. With no fresh news to digest, the precious metals market slumped in early trading. The silver price may dip below $14/oz by the end of the session.
Global equities rebounded to start the week, but gold prices also jumped higher when markets opened on Monday. The yellow metal traded back near $1,200 per ounce.
Demand for the new 2018 Proof Palladium Eagle coin from the United States Mint was so strong that the coin reached its maximum purchase limit of 15,000 within minutes of going on sale.
As the prices of gold and silver have continued to trend lower in a consolidation pattern during the third quarter, bullion buying around the world has rebounded as investors look for value.
The precious metals sank Friday right along with the stock markets thanks to nonfarm payrolls beating expectations and steeper wage growth. This increases the likelihood of more rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
More trouble for emerging markets helped lift the precious metals modestly Thursday morning. Initial jobless claims hit nearly a five-decade low while the monthly nonfarm payrolls will be reported Friday.