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Silver Prices Today Fall, but We're Still Bullish in 2016

Silver prices today moved lower as the precious metal continues to suffer from a slowdown in China.

Despite today's decline, there are two reasons to remain bullish on silver in 2016.

In fact, one is an important announcement that indicates silver prices will soon begin their long-term rebound...

The Commodity Prices Nightmare of 2015

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Commodity prices have been getting decimated in 2015.

We mostly hear about the decline in energy since oil and natural gas are down 33.4% and 38.5% this year.

But this comprehensive chart shows how energy is just the tip of the commodities iceberg...

Silver Prices Today Down on Federal Reserve Speeches

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Silver prices today fell 0.2% as investors listen to speeches from U.S. Federal Reserve officials on monetary policy.

Investors are listening for clues on whether the Fed will raise interest rates at next month's meeting on Dec. 15-16.

Here's everything you need to know about today's movement...

Silver Prices Today Fall After Janet Yellen's Rate Hike Comments

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Silver prices today (Thursday) tumbled 0.8% as the metal continues its five-day losing streak.

Today's loss came after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's hawkish interest rate comment during a speech to Congress yesterday.

But there's still one way you can safely profit from today's price movement...

Silver Prices Today Drop 3.5% After Fed Teases December Rate Hike

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Silver prices today fell after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) made a hawkish statement regarding interest rates.

The decline came after the Fed said it would consider hiking interest rates at its next meeting in December.

But there's one reason why the Fed wouldn't dare hike rates in 2015...

If These Commodity Prices Tank… Run for Your Life

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Both U.S. and overseas stocks have been rallying since their ugly August sell-off.

But, if these key commodity prices tank, expect stock prices to follow.

Oil and copper hold the keys to the future of stock prices...

Here's why...

Silver Prices Today Fall Despite Prospect of ECB Quantitative Easing

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Silver prices today fell despite the European Central Bank's potential plans to expand its $68 billion bond-buying program.

Metal prices typically benefit from stimulus measures because investors usually buy them as "safe haven" investments.

Here's how silver can save your portfolio from potential ECB woes...

Gold and Silver Prices Today Move Higher as U.S. Dollar Declines

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Gold and silver prices today settled at their highest level in four months as the Fed remains dovish and the U.S. dollar prepares for a weekly loss.

The dollar has fallen 1.9% so far this month and is on track to lose more than 0.5% this week.

Here's everything you need to know about today's movement...

Gold Prices Today Hit Six-Week High After 1.6% Gain

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Gold prices today (Friday) climbed $18.90, or $1.66%, at $1,158.90, which was a six-week high for the precious metal.

Gold prices today climbed after the release of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. The minutes were clearly dovish, with many now believing an interest rate hike won't happen until 2016.

Here's where gold prices are headed for the rest of the year...

Silver Prices Today Down Following ADP Jobs Data

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Silver prices today fell lower after payroll processor ADP released a better than expected jobs report.

The decline in silver prices today comes after ADP reported U.S. companies added 200,000 private sector jobs in September.

But there are still a few ways you can safely invest in the precious metal...

Why the Silver Price per Ounce Is Down Today

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The silver price per ounce today tumbled into the red as concerns mount over China's economic slowdown.

Today, China reported that manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level since the Great Recession.

While China's economy has been bearish for silver, there's still a way to safely play the volatility...

Silver Prices Today Up Ahead of FOMC Meeting Announcement

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Silver prices today saw modest gains as precious metals investors await an interest rate announcement from the FOMC meeting.

Janet Yellen is slated to announce whether the committee will lift interest rates for the first time in nine years.

Here's what to expect if the Fed implements a rate hike...

Why Are Gold Prices Down for the Third Straight Week?

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Gold Prices Down Today: Gold prices were lower in early trading today (Friday) as traders remain guarded ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

The spot price of gold hit a low of $1,097.90 in early trading.

Here's what is pushing gold prices lower this month...

Commodity Prices Update: Faber, Icahn, Soros Make Big Bets on the Sector

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A few legendary influencers in investing are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that's faced - and continues to face - some pretty strong headwinds.

Famed hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller recently made a $323 million bet on gold. Carl Icahn took an 8.5% position in copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX).

What are we to make of this? And how could this impact commodity prices? Take a look...

Platinum Prices Could Rebound on This News

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After nearly five years of a correcting bear market, platinum prices have fallen by nearly half, from $1,800 in 2010 to $1,003 on Sept. 8.

To stem the tide, some of the world's largest producers of the precious metal are cutting production.

But a new push to make the official sector a key consumer of the metal could move platinum prices higher...