Gold rose $11.65 to $1608.55 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back below $1590 by late morning in New York and then popped back up to $1599.59 by a little after 1PM EST, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.26%.Silver Slipped to as low as $28.588 and ended with a loss of 3.07%.
Euro gold rose to about €1226, platinum lost $11 to $1402.70, and copper fell a couple of cents to about $3.30.
Gold and silver equities fell throughout most of trade and ended with about 2.5% losses.
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NAHB Housing Market Index
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings Housing Starts for November expected at 627,000 and Building Permits expected at 633,000.
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Oil ended slightly higher in mixed trade.
The U.S. dollar index and treasuries rose on continued worries about Europe’s debt crisis that sent the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P about 1% lower.
“The euro fell on Monday after two days of gains as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi stressed the risks to euro zone growth arising from the debt crisis and dampened hopes for more aggressive bond purchases that have helped keep yields under control.”
Among the big names making news in the market Friday were Pimco, Twitter, and Facebook.
“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
George S. Patton
Back in the spring of 2003 with gold nudging above $300 an ounce, yours truly turned bullish on gold after a 3+ year hiatus. While I thankfully sidestepped the few serious corrections in what I’ve called the “Mother” of all gold bull markets, I remained an ardent bull throughout (funny how the gold haters call anybody who’s been bullish and correct for a long-time a gold bug as if that’s to suggest we’re just crazy and can’t think straight).
My last cautious note was this past September when for one of those very brief moments we witnessed the gold bull boat get overloaded and was starting to sink. Because I believe gold is hated by the vast majority of people in the financial arena and the media that follows it, I don’t get swayed by their anti-gold tactic when the inevitable corrections hit – as it is now.
Dennis Gartman may have been the lightning rod this time around but the crowd and its methods are basically the same. What’s special this time is the bearish mood is very widespread and has not only totally removed the euphoria that existed in September, but you can now cut the bearishness with a knife. Sentiment suggests much of the selling has already been done.
The current negative technical picture is what is helping drive the bearish calls and that won’t change overnight. At a bare minimum, it shall take weeks to repair the damage and its possible a further move lower of $100+ before a real intermediate to long-term bottom is in. But the key bullish fundamentals that I’ve constantly stated (and many of them are also noted in this article) remain firmly in place.
However, as George Patton suggested, I’ve collected all the facts and fears and made a decision – the “mother” of all gold bull markets won’t end until it’s at $2,000+”- Peter Grandich, Grandich Letter
Activity from: 12/16/2011
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
Dubai Gold Securities
Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 172.37: -0.45 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,743.41: No change from yesterday’s data.
Eldorado’s (EGO) agreement to acquire European Goldfields (EGU.TO), South American Silver’s (SAC.TO) copper discovery, Extorre’s (XG) updated National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate, and MAG Silver’s (MVG) updated Mineral Resource estimate were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
XG +1.07% $7.59
LON +0.83% $1.21
AXU -10.40% $6.72
MGN -10.05% $1.97
Winners & Losers tracks NYSE and AMEX listed gold and silver mining stocks that trade over $1.
Please see Yahoo’s Mining/Metals News Wire for all of today’s mining news.
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