Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Gold and silver markets are inching closer to achieving major upside breakouts. On Thursday, gold rallied above a near-term consolidation pattern to close at $1,747 an ounce. That put the monetary metal about $30 away from making new highs for the year. As of this Friday recording, gold prices are marching higher again and come in at $1,761, up 2.5% for the week.