Hurricane Sandy disrupted normal trade in the markets Monday morning, adding confusion to markets as prices moved lower in overseas trading.
Gold started off flat to slightly down by $4.84 to $1,708.75 and silver was off $0.37 to $31.67, for a silver/gold ratio of 53.9.
European stock markets hit the skids again today, losing almost another full point to start the week. The dismal performance of European equities sent the euro lower against the dollar, which put downward pressure on commodities pretty much across the board.
Gold and silver were joined lower by platinum,...