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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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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...

What Is the Silver Price per Ounce Today?


The silver price per ounce today fell into the red as the precious metal's future remains uncertain ahead of next week's FOMC meeting.

The two-day assembly will determine whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in 10 years.

Here's what you need to know about today's price movement...

Silver Prices Today Slightly Down Alongside Dow Jones Industrial Average

Silver prices today (Thursday) saw a minor retreat as U.S. markets remained mostly flat throughout the day.

The flat movement in silver prices continues to mirror the broader market.

Here's the main reason why major U.S. indices have been so quiet today...

Jim Rogers: "Don't Give Up on Commodities"

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers just spoke with BBC's Radio 4 on Aug. 24, now known as "Black Monday" - the day commodities crashed to their lowest level in the 21st century.

Brent crude oil prices, the international benchmark, have plummeted 18.8% in August so far, dipping below $44 a barrel. Futures have fallen 38.6% from the 2015 high of $69.94 seen just over three months ago. WTI crude oil prices have fallen even more - the U.S. benchmark has tumbled 20% this month, 34.6% this year, to hit below $39 a barrel.

There are ample reasons to be pessimistic about commodities right now.

But according to the famously contrarian Rogers, investors shouldn't rule out a comeback for the depressed sector...