$GLD and $SLV Prices as of April 17 2017 from @moneymetals

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April 17, 2017 -- Gold and silver enjoyed some nice gains last week, finishing at levels not seen since late last summer. The escalation of events in Syria and the growing potential for conflict with nuclear-armed North Korea weighed on the equity markets and prompted some flight to safety.

U.S. markets were closed for Good Friday. That may have been a blessing for stocks as the report on March retail sales disappointed. And this week is off to a jittery start. North Korea defied U.S. demands to halt missile testing and botched a missile launch over the weekend. There could be a military response.

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