November 14: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher
Gold edged up to $1729.23 in Asia before it fell back to $1720.65 in London and then chopped up to as high as $1733.60 by about 2PM EST, but it then fell back off in the last couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of just 0.03%. Silver slipped to $32.36 in London before it rose to as high as $32.908, but it then fell back off in late trade and ended with a gain of just 0.65%.
Euro gold fell to about €1356, platinum gained $5.70 to $1584.50, and copper fell slightly to about $3.46.
Gold and silver equities fell throughout most of trade and ended with over 4.5% losses.
Retail Sales ex-auto
Minutes from the fed’s October 24th meeting showed that “a number of participants indicated that additional asset purchases would likely be appropriate next year after the conclusion of the maturity-extension program.”
Tomorrow brings Initial Jobless Claims, CPI, Empire Manufacturing, and the Philadelphia Fed.
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Treasuries fell on profit taking.
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P fell on worries about the US fiscal cliff and the conflict in the Middle East.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Man United, Abercrombie & Fitch, Staples, Cisco, and Facebook.
“Ever since Newmont and Barrick reported "less than stellar" earnings, (and that is being generous with my choice of words), the mining sector has not been able to shrug off the selling pressure coming from both disappointed bulls as well as opportunistic bears.
The technical posture of the market has deteriorated but if the index is able to stay above the former downsloping trend line which it took out in early September, the long term bulls will be okay.
It is not uncommon to see a market breach a trendline and then come back to retest it before moving higher. If we get such a test, it will prove whether or not the resolve of the bulls remains intact and whether they still see the mining sector as the strong value that they did a couple of months ago. I think it is an obvious statement that the Newmont and Barrick news shook their confidence in a big way.
There is a bit of chart support near 448. If that cannot stem the bleeding in the sector, the most likely target for the next support region arises near 440.
The problem that the sector has right now is that the disappointing earnings numbers, combined with strong weakness across the broader US equity markets, have given rise to that infernal ratio spread trade of the hedge funds, a trade which I might add has proven to be wildly successful for them even as it has produced massive frustration among the long-term oriented holders of these companies. It has also produced dramatic UNDERVALUATION of the shares in selective companies at times. This looks to be once again developing with the stubborn refusal of the Comex gold and silver markets to follow the shares lower.
This dichotomy between the shares and the metals cannot go on indefinitely however so something will eventually give. Either the metals will follow the shares lower or the shares are going to rebound.
Given the fact that the S&P 500 is flirting dangerously with a critical support level, it is going to take a near Herculean effort on the part of the mining sector bulls to drive these share prices back higher. If we do get one of these "miraculous" rebounds in the S&P 500, especially in the last hour of trading, I would look for selling pressure on the mining shares to dissipate.”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
As of close of business: 11/13/2012
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: 212.01: No change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,030.35: -25.59 change from yesterday’s data.
IAMGOLD’s (IAG) completed project sale and third quarter results, Gold Fields’ (GFI) and Buenaventura’s (BVN) update on the Chucapaca exploration project in Peru, Comstock’s (LODE) third quarter results and priced public offering, Claude’s (CGR) third quarter results, AuRico’s (AUQ) mine fatalities, SilverCrest’s (SVL.V) third quarter results, Endeavour Silver’s (EXK) drill results, First Majestic’s (AG) third quarter results, and Excellon’s (EXN.TO) third quarter results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
IAG -19.45% $11.97
2. Gold Resource
SAND -9.07% $12.53
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