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Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week
By: Chris Mullen

-- Posted Friday, 20 April 2012 | | Disqus




On Week





















JSE Gold










































The Metals:


Gold traded mostly slightly higher and ended with a gain of 0.07%.  Silver saw slight gains in Asia and London, but it then fell back off in New York and ended with a loss of 0.13%.


Euro gold fell to about €1243, platinum gained $0.50 to $1575, and copper gained 7 cents to about $3.70.


Gold and silver equities saw slight gains at the open, but they then drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade and ended with almost 1% losses.


The Economy:


All of this week’s other economic reports:


Leading Indicators - March

0.% v. 0.7%


Philadelphia Fed - April

8.5 v. 12.5


Existing Home Sales - March

4.48M v. 4.60M


Initial Claims - 4/14

386K v. 388K


Capacity Utilization - March

78.6% v. 78.7%


Industrial Production - March

0.0% v. 0.0%


Housing Starts - March

654K v. 694K


Building Permits - March

747K v. 715K


NAHB Housing Market Index - April

25 v. 28


Business Inventories - February

0.6% v. 0.8%


Net Long-Term TIC Flows - Feb

$10.1B v. $102.4B


Empire Manufacturing - April

6.6 v. 20.2


Retail Sales - March

0.8% v. 1.0%


Retail Sales ex-auto - March

0.8% v. 0.9%


Next week’s economic highlights include the Case-Shiller 20-city Index, Consumer Confidence, New Home Sales, and the FHFA Housing Price Index on Tuesday, Durable Goods Orders and a FOMC Rate Decision on Wednesday, Initial Jobless Claims and Pending Home Sales on Thursday, and GDP and Michigan Sentiment on Friday.


The Markets:


Charts Courtesy of


Oil rose and the U.S. dollar index fell as the euro climbed higher after a better than expected German business sentiment survey raised hopes about the health of the European economy.


Treasuries fell as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P rose on relief about Europe, but worries about what may transpire next week pared those moves by the close.


Among the big names making news in the market Friday were McDonald’s, GE, US Airways, Honeywell, Bank of America, and Riverbed Technology.


The Statistics:

Activity from: 4/19/2012

Gold Warehouse Stocks:



Silver Warehouse Stocks:




Global Gold ETF Holdings

[WGC Sponsored ETF’s]


Product name

Total Tonnes

Total Ounces

Total Value

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: 180.17: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,591.40: -45.29 change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Minco Gold’s (MGH) exploration program, Tanzanian Royalty’s (TRX) assay results, and Minco Silver’s (MSV.TO) water monitoring study report were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines Friday.



1.  Paramount

PZG +5.31% $2.38

2.  Loncor

LON +4.81% $1.22

3.  Revett

RVM+3.34% $3.71



1.  Solitario

XPL -3.60% $1.34


IAG-3.15% $12.30

3.  Nevsun

NSU -2.91% $3.34

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.


- Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report


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