|The gap between 1998 and 1999 gold prices widened
this summer, dropping into the $250-per-oz. range. That would
have been considered shocking two decades ago when the price
reached $875. Some manufacturers have even recalculated prices
in their latest catalogs to account for the change.
|Platinum prices held steady through the first
half of summer, though they were slightly lower than earlier
in the year. You still can be confident in stressing platinum's
lasting value to customers.
|Silver prices spiked in early summer then moved down to the
$5 range where they've been for much of the past year. Steady
demand should keep prices firm, so don't delay ordering your
silver jewelry and giftware for the Christmas season in hopes
of lower prices later in the season.