August 9: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar
Gold climbed $4.61 to $1617.41 in Asia before it fell back to $1609.70 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1618.09 with a gain of 0.3%. Silver slipped back to $27.864 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.39%.
Euro gold climbed to over €1315, platinum gained $4 to $1411.50, and copper rose slightly to about $3.43.
Gold and silver equities rose about 1.5% by midmorning and remained near that level for the rest of the day.
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings Import and Export Prices for July and at 2PM is the Treasury Budget for July expected at -$71.0 billion.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
The U.S. dollar index rose as the euro dropped on uncertainty about when or how exactly the ECB will act.
Treasuries fell on doubts over whether or not the fed will participate in any additional bond buying anytime soon, but they did pare their losses after today’s $16 billion 30-year note auction sold at a high yield of 2.825% with a bid to cover of 2.41.
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P waffled near unchanged on mixed expectations about what the world’s central banks will do.
Among the big names making news in the market today were National Oilwell and Robbins & Myers, Goldman Sachs, E*Trade, and Standard Chartered.
“US centered investors/traders more often than not develop a US Dollar-centric view of the price of commodities, gold included. As such we oftentimes can miss how a large portion of the global investment community can be viewing the price action of an individual asset.
It is no secret that the current epicenter for global economic troubles is Europe. Sovereign debt woes and squabbles among the various members of the EU have led to a sort of impasse which is sapping confidence from investors in that corner of the world.
The result has been a significant amount of gold buying as a safe haven among Europeans.
This is quite noticeable when one compares the current chart of gold priced in Euros to a gold chart priced in US Dollar terms.
Frankly, Euro gold has a much stronger chart than US Dollar priced gold currently has. As a matter of fact, you can see from the following chart, that Euro Gold is a mere 50 euros or so just off its all time high! Compare that to US Dollar priced gold which is currently trading closer to $300 off its best all time level.
Unless we get a significant downside move in EuroGold, US Dollar gold bears are going to have their work cut out for them getting much more in the way of additional downside price action.”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
As of close of business: 8/08/2012
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: 183.60: +0.74 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,742.43: No change from yesterday’s data.
Lake Shore’s (LSG) second quarter results, Royal Gold’s (RGLD) fourth quarter results and increased gold stream interest, Comstock’s (LODE) commenced mining operations, Aurizon’s (AZK) second quarter results, Vista Gold’s (VGZ) assay results, Kinross Gold’s (KGC) senior management appointments, Revett’s (RVM) second quarter results, and Excellon’s (EXN.TO) second quarter results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
2. Lake Shore
LSG +8.41% $1.16
3. Golden Star
GSS +5.97% $1.42
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