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Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Gain Again
By: Chris Mullen,

 -- Published: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 | Print  | Disqus 



















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The Metals:


Gold gained $8.25 to $1167.75 by a little after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%.  Silver rose to as high as $16.522 and ended with a gain of 0.86%.


Euro gold fell to about €1110, platinum gained $2 to $939, and copper climbed 7 cents to about $2.55.


Gold and silver equities rose over 1% at the open and remained near that level for the rest of the day.


The Economy:


Fed Officials Endorse Gradual Rate Hikes as Upside Risks Debated  Bloomberg

Interest rate hikes might come at faster pace - Fed minutes show  MarketWatch

Mortgage applications tank 12% to end 2016  CNBC

U.S. auto sales reached record in 2016, auto makers say  MarketWatch


Tomorrow brings ADP Employment, Initial Jobless Claims, and ISM Services.


The Markets:

Charts Courtesy of


Oil rose almost 2% “on signs that major oil producers are sticking to their pledge to cut output.”


The U.S. dollar index fell as the euro climbed higher on “data showing euro zone prices rose more quickly than expected in December.”


Treasuries turned slightly higher and the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P held onto early gains after today’s fed minutes did not alter perceptions of the fed’s future actions.


Among the big names making news in the market today were Exxon Mobil, Nvidia, Faraday Future, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, and BMW.


GATA Posts:



U.S. LIBOR breaks above 1 percent for first time since 2009

China Inc.'s large dollar debts fuel Beijing's efforts to curb yuan plunge


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 1/3/2017

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 8.299 tonnes.


COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 196.20: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,617.12: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Barrick’s (ABX) fourth quarter results release data and SilverCrest’s (SIL.V) board appointment were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Taseko

TGB +9.77% $1.01

2.  Freeport

FCX +7.62% $14.83

3.  Nevsun

NSU +5.73% $3.32



1.  Northern Dynasty

NAK -3.09% $1.88

2.  Paramount

PZG -1.70% $1.73

3.  Gold Fields

GFI -0.93% $3.20

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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