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Gold edged up to $1287.72 in London before it plummeted to as low as $1273.94 just after the release of this morning’s jobs report, but it then shot to a new session high of $1304.31 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 1.04%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.964 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $19.662 in New York and ended with a gain of 2.05%.
Euro gold rose to about €936, platinum gained $13 to $1434, and copper climbed a few cents to about $3.06.
Gold and silver equities rose about 2% by late morning and remained near that level for the rest of the day.
The BLS net birth/death adjustment added 234,000 payrolls to April’s data. Private Payrolls rose 273,000.
Fed seen hiking rates in June 2015 as U.S. job creation surges Reuters
All of this week’s other economic reports:
Next week’s economic highlights include ISM Services on Monday, the Trade Balance on Tuesday, Productivity, Unit Labor Costs, and Consumer Credit on Wednesday, Initial Jobless Claims on Thursday, and Wholesale Inventories and JOLTS Job Openings data on Friday.
Charts Courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/
Oil saw slight gains on worries about Ukraine that sent treasuries higher and the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P lower. The U.S. dollar index ended slightly lower in mixed trade.
Among the big names making news in the market Friday were Chevron, AstraZeneca, News Corp, Berkshire Hathaway, CVS, and Citigroup.
“Look at the following charts:
First the Japanese Yen - I will never understand how the Yen of all currencies, could be considered a "safe haven" by any standard of measurement but apparently it is.
Here is that one minute bar chart I promised you on the gold market and its goofy ride this morning.
Here is the bond market.
Do you see the pattern on all three charts? It is the same isn't it? At nearly the same time or very close to the same time, all three markets reversed course after moving lower on the payrolls number as the market's attention shifted almost immediately to the wire reports of the Ukraine conflict and that downed helicopter.
Never a dull moment when we are dealing with geopolitical events. This is why making predictions about market movements, is so foolish. No one knows from day to day what we are going to get when these crises occur. Some days the tensions ease; other days the tensions flare. Just try picking the flower petals off of a daisy - "She loves me; she loves me not" and you have about as good odds as guessing what is coming next.
Traders out there - if you are unsure about a market - you do not need to be in it trading it. Sometimes just sitting on the sidelines watching is the best place to be until you can get a sense of things. There is no sense in risking your capital on something tied to unfolding events, which can go either way.
Exercise extreme caution right now in trading gold and do not get caught with too large of a position. There are times when one needs to have more concern over how much you might lose rather than how much you might make. Remember that!”- Dan Norcini, More at http://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/
Peter Schiff: The gold price is fixed -- so what?
Activity from: 5/01/2014
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) AND Mexico Stock Exchange (BMV)
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: Change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data: SPDR subtracted 2.397 tonnes.
COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 164.05: -0.36 change from yesterday’s data.
Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,309.67: +131.50 change from yesterday’s data.
Vista Gold’s (VGZ) first quarter results, Randgold’s (GOLD) official opening of its gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sandstorm’s (SAND) first quarter results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines Friday.
1. Agnico Eagle
AEM +9.14% $32.31
SAND +8.44% $5.91
MUX +7.73% $2.37
XPL -5.23% $1.08
2. Mines Management
MGN -2.21% $1.33
TRQ -1.51% $3.91
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