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Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Thursday, June 30, 2016 GOLD TODAY CHANGE WEEK AGO MONTH AGO YEAR AGO $1,318.95 -$6.40 $1,261.85 $1,218.75 $1,173.30 SILVER TODAY CHANGE WEEK AGO MONTH AGO YEAR AGO $18.62 +$0.19 $17.37 $16.01 $15.58 PLATINUM TODAY CHANGE WEEK AGO MONTH AGO YEAR AGO $1,024.30 +$11.80 $968.30 $985.50 $1,085.00 PALLADIUM TODAY CHANGE WEEK AGO MONTH AGO YEAR AGO $600.00 +$7.30 $566.60 $543.90 $673.65 GOLD/SILVER RATIO 70.94
Thursday, June 30, 2016 The chief of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, at a conference in April. Eric Risberg/Associated Press Facebook’s relationship with the media industry is a bit like the old fable of the scorpion and the frog.
Agency MBS Transaction Summary Gross purchases from June 23 through June 29, 2016: $5,812 million Sales (dollar rolls) from June 23 through June 29, 2016: $0 million Net purchases from June 23 through June 29, 2016: $5,812 million All amounts reflect current face PURCHASES SALES Purchases summarize all trades executed during the indicated period including purchases associated with dollar rolls.* Transactions ($ million) Maturity Coupon Settlement Month FHLMC FNMA GNMA GNMA2 30 Year 3 Jul 662 998 0 1,617 3.5 Jul 168 252 0 827 15 Year 2.5 Jul 358 588 0 0 3 Jul 148 194 0 0 Total 1,336 2,032 0 2,444 *Does not include trades associated with small value exercises. Purchases archive » Sales archive »
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: The U.S. net international investment position at the end of the first quarter of 2016 was -$7,525.6 billion (preliminary) as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, the net investment position was -$7,280.6 billion (revised). The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/ international/intinv/ intinvnewsrelease.htm
www.washingtonpost.com The terror attack on Istanbul's main airport is both a tragic reminder of Turkey's vulnerability to militant violence as well as yet another sign of the deadly reach of the Islamic State . The extremist organization has, as yet, not asserted responsibility for the triple bombings that claimed at least 41 lives and injured hundreds more late night on Tuesday. But both Turkish and American officials see its hand behind the hideous assault.