-- Posted Thursday, 25 October 2012 | | Disqus
Gold rose to as high as $1717.86 by a little after 10AM EST before it fell back off a bit in midday action, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver surged to as high as $32.232 and ended with a gain of 1.36%.
Euro gold rose to about €1323, platinum gained $9.30 to $1561.70, and copper fell a couple of cents to about $3.56.
Gold and silver equities rose a little over 3% in the first hour of trade and remained near that level for the rest of the day.
Durable Orders -ex Trans.
Pending Home Sales
Tomorrow at 8:30AM EST brings third quarter GDP expected at 1.9%. The Chain Deflator is expected at 2.0%. At 9:55 is Michigan Sentiment for October expected at 83.1.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil found slight gains along with the U.S. dollar index on decent economic data.
Treasuries remained lower after today’s 7-year note auction sold at a high yield of 1.267% with a bid to cover of 2.56.
The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P waffled near unchanged on mixed earnings reports.
Among the big names making news in the market today were Best Buy, NY Times, Lazard, P&G, GE, Samsung, and Simon Property Group.
“Every year, the various commodity indices, that are used by hedge funds and index funds to benchmark against, have a reweighting of the various commodity inputs that are used to comprise each particular index. During this reweighting process, the percentage of some commodities are increased while the percentage of others are decreased. As a result, those funds benchmarking against the index, are forced to recalibrate their particular portfolios, selling some commodity positions while buying some new commodity positions in order to come into alignment with the new weightings.
Dow Jones/UBS recently announced that the precious metal component of their index will be increased by 2% from this year's levels for 2013. This will benefit gold and silver to the extent of an estimated (by Credit Suisse analysts) to the tune of some $1.6 Billion in new money flows. The money will be evenly split between gold and silver.
There might be some buying in the metals this AM on this news given the fact that the Dollar is generally steady this AM, which would normally see some pressure on the metals. Bargain hunting occurred last evening in Asia down near $1700 and is still coming in against that support level on the charts.
Gold bulls need to get the price back over $1720 however and KEEP it there to stem the recent declining pattern and stabilize the market.
Strength in the mining shares as evidenced by the HUI is aiding the metals. That bullish flag formation on the weekly chart is still in force but was chipped away at by yesterday's strong down day. Mining share bulls will need to take the index up through 510 for starters to give some further hope of validating the pattern. A close in the index below the 480 level makes the pattern null and void.”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
'Keiser Report' examines German gold reserve audit controversy
New York Sun: The Rosa Parks of the dollar
Brazil's gold reserve rises for first time since 2008
Uneasiness in the Netherlands about national gold reserve
This is what passes for financial journalism at The Telegraph and CNBC
Prison may be the next stop on a gold currency journey
Telegraph notes mystery German gold withdrawal and GATA's clamor about it
Max Keiser interviews Lars Schall about Germany's gold reserve
As of close of business: 10/24/2012
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: 208.00: No change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,893.07: -25.6 change from yesterday’s data.
Eldorado’s (EGO) drill results, Goldcorp’s (GG) third quarter results, Brigus Gold’s (BRD) exploration update, Keegan’s (KGN) metallurgical test work program, Pretivm’s (PVG) operating rate, IMPACT Silver’s (IPT.V) drill results, and Excellon’s (EXN.TO) new director were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.
GG +6.70% $43.82
FSM +5.64% $5.06
ASM -3.99% $1.49
XPL -3.13% $1.55
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Please see Yahoo’s Mining/Metals News Wire for all of today’s mining news.
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