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By: Chris Mullen

-- Posted Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | | Disqus



















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The Metals:


Gold fell over $27 to as low as $1579.74 by about 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.98%.  Silver slipped to as low as $28.629 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.02%.


Euro gold fell to under €1230, platinum lost $15 to $1493, and copper dropped a couple of cents to about $3.67.


Gold and silver equities fell about 2% at the open, but they then rose to find about 3% gains by midday and remained near that level for the rest of trade.


The Economy:







Wholesale Inventories






Mortgage applications gained last week: MBA Reuters

Wage Growth Bolsters Spending as Americans Extend Hours Bloomberg

Home Prices Rise in Half of U.S. Cities as Markets Stabilize Bloomberg


Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings Export and Import Prices for April, the Trade Balance for March expected at -$50.2 billion, and Initial Jobless Claims for 5/05 expected at 365,000.  At 2PM is the Treasury Budget for April expected at $58.0 billion.


The Markets:


Charts Courtesy of


Oil remained slightly lower after the Energy Information Administration reported that crude inventories rose 3.7 million barrels, gasoline inventories fell 2.6 million barrels, and distillates fell 3.3 million barrels.


The U.S. dollar index and treasuries rose on continued worries about Europe that sent the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P lower again, but late day rumors about a rescue for Greece pared those moves somewhat.


New Greek poll looms as government efforts founder Reuters


Among the big names making news in the market today were RIM, Fannie Mae, Disney, Macy’s, Yahoo, Verizon, and AOL.


GATA Posts:



Gold has changed overnight, and likely will again

Encouragement from Embry and Sinclair


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 5/08/2012

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: 180.13: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,585.83: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Pretivm’s (PVG) closed offering, Comstock’s (LODE) completed drilling, Nevsun’s (NSU) first quarter results, and Great Panther’s (GPL) updated mineral resource estimates were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Jaguar

JAG +15.28% $1.66

2.  Vista Gold

VGZ +8.43% $2.83

3.  Endeavour Silver

EXK +7.34% $8.77



1.  Mines MGMT

MGN-4.40% $1.52

2.  Golden Star

GSS -4.14% $1.39

3.  Loncor

LON -3.27% $1.18

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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