Gold fell $16.90 to $1694.70 at about 4:45AM EST before it rebounded to $1709.86 and then dropped back to $1694.23 in New York, but it then bounced back higher midday and ended with a loss of just 0.37%.Silver slipped to $33.971 before it shot up to $34.754, but it then fell back to $33.53 by early afternoon and ended with a loss of 2.1%.
Euro gold fell to about €1290, platinum lost $37.10 to $1654.40, and copper fell 5 cents to about $3.85.
Gold and silver equities fell over 2% by midmorning and remained near that level for the rest of the day.
There are no major economic reports due out tomorrow.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil edged higher on worries about Iran.
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P fell on worries about a lowered growth forecast from China.
“China pared the nation’s economic growth target to 7.5 percent from an 8 percent goal in place since 2005, a signal that leaders are determined to cut reliance on exports and capital spending in favor of consumption.
Officials will also aim for inflation of about 4 percent this year, unchanged from the 2011 goal, according to a state- of-the-nation speech that Premier Wen Jiabao delivered to about 3,000 lawmakers at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing today.”
Among the big names making news in the market today were GM, BP, Citigroup, Apple, AIG, and Cigna.
“The chart I am presenting is due to a special request from a reader that I put one together. It is an interesting method of seeing in visual form the steady decline in the value of the US Dollar against Gold.
A careful inspection of the chart will reveal that there are certain periods during which the price of gold has moved higher while at the same time the US Dollar index was moving higher. It is during those intervals when the gold price has risen strongly when priced in terms of the various major world currencies that comprise the USDX.
Activity from: 3/02/2012
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: 181.51: +0.03 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,763.25: -3.75 change from yesterday’s data.
Goldcorp’s (GG) dividend, Newmont’s (NEM) proposed offering of senior notes, NovaGold’s (NG) drill results, AuRico’s (AUQ) updated Reserves and Resources, Gold Resource’s (GORO) new COO, Paramount’s (PZG) drill results, First Majestic’s (AG) 2011 results, Extorre’s (XG) drill results, and Alexco’s (AXU) exploration plans were among big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
LSG -10.83% $1.40
THM -7.19% $4.65
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