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Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold Gains Almost 4% on the Week While Stocks Drop Roughly 6%
By: Chris Mullen,

 -- Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 | Print  | Disqus 




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JSE Gold










































The Metals:


Gold gained $15.42 to $1167.42 in Asia before it fell all the way back to $1149.00 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1161.67 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.64%.  Silver slipped to as low as $15.14 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.


Euro gold fell to about €1020, platinum lost $6 to $1021, and copper fell a couple of cents to about $2.30.


Gold and silver equities rose about 2% at the open before they fell to see as much as 3% losses at times, but they did end off their lows of the session.


The Economy:


Disappointing business surveys intensify world growth fears Reuters

Factory activity slows in August: Markit Reuters

Grim China data caps worst week of year for stocks Reuters


All of this week’s other economic reports:


Leading Indicators - July

-0.2% v. 0.6%


Philadelphia Fed - August

8.3 v. 5.7


Existing Home Sales - July

5.59M v. 5.48M


Initial Claims - 8/15

277K v. 273K


CPI - July

0.1% v. 0.3%


Core CPI - July

0.1% v. 0.2%


Building Permits - July

1119K v. 1337K


Housing Starts - July

1206K v. 1204K


Net Long-Term TIC Flows - June

$103.0B v. $93.0B


NAHB Housing Market Index - August

61 v. 60


Empire Manufacturing - August

-14.9 v. 3.9


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


The Markets:


Charts Courtesy of


Oil fell along with the U.S. dollar index on more global growth concerns that sent treasuries higher and the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P over 3% lower.


Among the big names making news in the market Friday were Uber, Deere, Netflix, Apple, Coke, and Visa.


GATA Posts:



Alasdair Macleod: China chooses her weapons


The Statistics:

Activity from: 8/20/2015

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) 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 added 3.576 tonnes.


COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 161.02: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,107.64: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Eldorado’s (EGO) suspended mining operations in Greece and Hecla’s (HL) preferred dividend were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines Friday.




DRD +4.72% $1.33

2.  Goldcorp

GG +0.13% $15.49



1.  Eldorado

EGO -15.04% $3.39

2.  Avino

ASM -10.71% $1.00

3.  Coeur

CDE -7.67% $3.61

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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