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Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4% on the Week
By: Chris Mullen,

 -- Published: Friday, 16 December 2016 | Print  | Disqus 




On Week





















JSE Gold









































The Metals:


Gold gained $8.64 to $1136.04 in London before it fell back to $1127.80 at about 11AM EST, but it then jumped up to $1141.03 in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.54%.  Silver rose to as high as $16.25 and ended with a gain of 0.56%.


Euro gold rose to about €1086, platinum gained $30.50 to $923, and copper fell 4 cents to about $2.55.


Gold and silver equities rose as much as 3% by midday before they chopped back lower in late trade, but they still mostly higher on the day.


The Economy:







Housing Starts





Building Permits






All of this week’s other economic reports:


Net Long-Term TIC Flows - October

$9.4B v. -$26.2B


Empire Manufacturing - December

9.0 v. 1.5


Philadelphia Fed - December

21.5 v. 7.6


NAHB Housing Market Index - December

70 v. 63


Current Account Balance - Q3

-$113.0B v. -$118.3B


CPI - November

0.2% v. 0.4%


Core CPI - November

0.2% v. 0.1%


Initial Claims - 12/10

254K v. 258K


FOMC Rate Decision - 12/14

0.625% v. 0.375%


Business Inventories - October

-0.2% v. 0.0%


Industrial Production - November

-0.4% v. 0.1%


Capacity Utilization - November

75.0% v. 75.4%


Retail Sales - November

0.1% v. 0.6%


Retail Sales ex-auto - November

0.2% v. 0.6%


PPI - November

0.4% v. 0.0%


Core PPI - November

0.4% v. -0.2%


Export Prices - November

-0.1% v. 0.2%


Export Prices ex-ag. - November

-0.1% v. 0.2%


Import Prices - November

-0.3% v. 0.4%


Import Prices ex-oil - November

-0.1% v. -0.1%


Treasury Budget - November

-$137.0B v. -$56.8B


Next week’s economic highlights include Existing Home Sales on Wednesday, GDP, Initial Jobless Claims, Durable Goods Orders, the FHFA Housing Price Index, Leading Indicators, and Personal Income and Spending on Thursday, and Michigan Sentiment and New Home Sales on Friday.


The Markets:

Charts Courtesy of


Oil gained 2% on signs that producers are following through with their pledged production cuts.


The U.S. dollar index fell and treasuries traded mixed as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P turned slightly lower on geopolitical uncertainty after China “seized an underwater drone deployed by a U.S. oceanographic vessel in the South China Sea.”


Among the big names making news in the market Friday were Wells Fargo, Chipotle, Oracle, Deutsche Bank, and Viacom.


GATA Posts:



Gold premiums in China at 3-year high as Indian demand stays weak

Gold chart annotated with exchanges between market-manipulating traders

Avery Goodman: The Trump administration looks friendly toward a gold standard

Ted Butler: The royal flush


The Statistics:

Activity from: 12/15/2016

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 subtracted 7.114 tonnes.


COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 196.35: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,534.54: -73.74 change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Agnico Eagle’s (AEM) mine accident, Gold Reserve’s (GRZ.V) pending settlement, Turquoise Hill’s (TRQ) 2017 production and financial guidance, Goldcorp’s (GG) new COO, Eurasian Minerals’ (EMXX) changing ticker symbol, Eldorado Gold’s (EGO) retiring  CEO, International Tower Hill’s (THM) private placement financing, B2Gold’s (BTG) acquisition of shares in  Calibre Mining Corp., and Golden Minerals’ (AUMN) exploration update were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines Friday.



1.  B2Gold

BTG +6.83% $2.19

2.  Alexco

AXU +6.40% $1.33


DRD +4.28% $4.39



1.  Seabridge

SA -6.10% $7.70

2.  Freeport

FCX -5.34% $13.83

3.  Kinross

KGC -3.19% $3.03

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.


- Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report


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