Friday, May 31, 2013

Gold holds $1400

Gold surpassed $1400 in late Asian and London trade yesterday, holding this level and adding another $15 in New York trade overnight. Gold has benefited this week by markets being spooked by the Japan's stock market selling off in erratic fashion, with the leading Nikkei index down 5% yesterday and roughly 15% for the week. Also weaker than expected economic data released in the US has given more confidence to the market that Uncle Ben ain't going to stop printing money anytime soon, which has then fed into a weakening US$.

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Prime Interest - MF Global and Bitcoins

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Today Perianne and Bob interview Jon Roe, co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, about the latest developments with MF Global and a suit against Jon Corzine. And we feature another scintillating Bitcoin interview with Jered Kenna, CEO and co-founder of TradeHill. Then Perianne and Bob duel over Jon Bon Jovi and the European debt crisis.