August 2: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower
Gold climbed almost 1% to $1615.05 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1584.97 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slumped to as low as $26.97 and ended with a loss of 0.91%.
Euro gold fell to about €1305, platinum lost $8.70 to $1384, and copper dropped 8 cents to about $3.30.
Gold and silver equities saw slight gains for most of the morning, but they then turned back lower in late trade and ended with modest losses.
Challenger Job Cuts
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings July’s jobs data. Nonfarm Payrolls are expected at 100,000, the Unemployment Rate is expected at 8.2%, Hourly Earnings are expected at 0.2%, and the Average Workweek is expected at 34.5. At 10AM is the ISM Services report for July expected at 52.3.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil fell and the U.S. dollar index rose as the euro dropped after ECB President Mario Draghi failed to announce any actual new measures to be taken by the European Central Bank, as many believed he had promised to do last week.
Treasuries rose as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P fell on disappointment over Europe.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Bristol-Myers, Knight, Eloqua, Gap, Macy’s, Earthlink, GM, and Facebook.
As of close of business: 8/01/2012
Gold Warehouse Stocks:
Silver Warehouse Stocks:
Global Gold ETF Holdings
[WGC Sponsored ETF’s]
New York Stock Exchange Arca (NYSE Arca) AND Singapore Exchange (SGX) AND Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) AND Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx)
SPDR® Gold Shares
London Stock Exchange (LSE) AND NYSE Euronext Paris AND Borsa Italiana AND Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Deutsche Börse - Xetra)
Gold Bullion Securities
London Stock Exchange (LSE) AND NYSE Euronext Paris AND Borsa Italiana AND Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Deutsche Börse - Xetra) AND NYSE Euronext Amsterdam
ETFS Physical Gold
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
Gold Bullion Securities
Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)
New Gold Debentures
Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 182.90: No change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,708.77: +21.11 change from yesterday’s data.
ITH’s (THM) new IR manager, Gold Fields’ (GFI) possible dismissals, Kinross Gold’s (KGC) new CEO, and Huldra Silver’s (HDA.V) amended Credit Agreement were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
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Please see Yahoo’s Mining/Metals News Wire for all of today’s mining news.
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