When you are investing in any market, a good way to forecast the price movement, in that investment, is to learn from the past.
Peter Lynch, who was one of the most regarded investors of the 20th Century, once stated, "Investing without research is like playing stud poker and never looking at the cards."
The price charts and financial news links on this page are largely devoted to the precious metals market, during the 1st Quarter of 2012.
However, there are other articles about the general direction of the financial markets and the current events that affected the market during the quarter.
Below the precious metals spot price charts, you will find links Bullion News & Commentary articles from the Professionals in the Precious Metals and Currency Markets.
The financial news links and videos posted below the Palladium Spot Price Charts, were posted on the homepage, during the 1st quarter of 2012.
The charts below are provided by the courtesy of www.stockcharts.com.
Gold Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2011 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
In the last week of the Q4 of 2011, Gold's price found a bottom at $1523.90 a troy ounce.
Looking at the yearly chart (above), gold's price seems to be starting a new uptrend, however, the quarterly chart tells a different story.
In the first month of the quarter, the chart shows us two golden crosses, which is very bullish technical signal at any time and proved to be for gold's price.
The first Golden Cross happened when the 10day Moving Average (MA) crossed above the 200day MA then a few days the 10day MA crossed the 50day MA.
After the price of gold tested the $1800 price resistance level, in late February, the priced dropped, then a Death Cross Signal appeared on Gold's quarterly charts.
The first "death cross" happened when the 10day MA fell below the 50day MA then a few days later the 10day MA dropped below 200day MA, forming the second "death cross."
Gold Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2012 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Silver Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2011 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Like Gold, Silver's spot price found a bottom at $26.30 in the last week of the 4th quarter of 2011.
Silver's spot price started a new uptrend in the 1st quarter of 2012, the Golden cross that happened early in the quarter was a positive sign for silver's price direction.
After the silver bulls enjoyed more than a month of positive movement, the bears came back with a death cross (10MA moved below the 50MA) in mid-March. A telling sign that lower prices in silver were coming.
Silver Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2012 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Platinum Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2011 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Like Gold and Silver, Platinum's spot price hit bottom in the last week of the last quarter (q4 2011) at $1347.60.
In addition, much like the Gold and Silver charts, Platinum developed a golden cross in January of 2012 (seen in the chart below), when the 10MA crossed above the 50MA.
However, unlike gold and silver, platinum's golden cross gave platinum's price solid support for the first two months of the quarter.
In addition, the second golden cross in the quarter occurred when the 10MA crossed above the 200MA. This gave platinum's spot price support for the rest of the quarter. But Volume was showing more sellers were coming back into the market and MACD was breaking down.
Platinum Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2012 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Palladium Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2011 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
Palladium's spot price was mostly positive for the first half of the quarter.
However, sellers started to out number the buyers in mid-February and by March sellers clearly outnumbered the buyers in the Palladium market.
This trend continued for the rest of the quarter.
Palladium Price Chart (Jan. 1st, 2012 - Mar. 31st, 2012)
The charts above are provided by the courtesy of www.stockcharts.com.
The Quarterly News starts with the end of the quarter articles, first.
The Headlines without links, had the link removed from its original source; the Headlines was kept on the page due to relevancy.
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