-- Posted Thursday, 7 June 2012 | | Disqus
Gold fell $6.53 to $1613.07 at about 6:45AM EST before it rebounded to $1629.12 at about 8AM EST, but it then dropped to a new session low of $1579.00 following Bernanke’s testimony and ended with a loss of 1.73%. Silver rose to $29.699 in London, but it then slumped back to $28.40 in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of 2.69%.
Euro gold fell to about €1267, platinum lost $20.70 to $1438, and copper remained at about $3.37.
Gold and silver equities fell about 4% by midmorning before they rebounded midday, but they still ended with about 3% losses.
“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday the central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount, but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent.”
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings the Trade Balance for April expected at -$49.7 billion and at 10AM is the Wholesale Inventories report for April expected at 0.5%.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil rose in early trade as the U.S. dollar index fell after China surprisingly cut policy rates, but it then fell back off after Bernanke’s testimony sent the dollar back higher again.
“Treasury notes were little changed as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the economy is at risk from Europe's debt crisis and the prospect of fiscal tightening in the U.S., while refraining from discussing steps the central bank might take to protect the expansion.”
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P rose on China’s surprise policy move, but notable early gains were then pared back for most of the rest of trade in reaction to Bernanke’s testimony.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Bear Stearns, Best Buy, and Navistar.
Videos from Sunday and Monday's World Resource Investment Conference have been posted online.
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As of close of business: 6/6/2012
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: Unknown change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 177.27: +0.36 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,699.25: +0.17 change from yesterday’s data.
Gold Standard’s (GSV) listing on the NYSE, Timberline’s (TLR) optioned project and prospects, AuRico’s (AUQ) update on the Young-Davidson mine, Lake Shore’s (LSG) drill results, Barrick’s (ABX) plans to resume its focus on gold, United Silver’s (USC.TO) breakthrough, and Coeur’s (CDE) share repurchase program were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
XPL +2.83% $1.09
RIC -7.91% $6.05
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