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By: Chris Mullen,

 -- Published: Monday, 24 April 2017 | Print  | Disqus 



















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The Metals:


Gold dove down to $1266.10 at the open of trade last night before it bounced back above $1275 in Asia and then fell back to $1267.50 at about 8:15AM EST, but it then chopped its way back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.68%.  Silver slipped to as low as $17.734 and ended with a loss of just 0.22%.


Euro gold fell to about €1174, platinum lost $12 to $959, and copper climbed a couple of cents to about $2.57.


Gold and silver equities fell roughly 2% at the open and remained near that level for the rest of the day.


The Economy:


Fed Model Says `Neutral' Interest Rate Dips Back to Zero  Bloomberg

Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline  Reuters

Elliott Wave investor Robert Prechter says a Depression-like shock is coming  MarketWatch

Should Wall Street fear a government shutdown? Here's how stocks fared during past closures  MarketWatch


Tomorrow brings the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, the FHFA Housing Price Index, New Home Sales, and Consumer Confidence.


The Markets:

Charts Courtesy of


Oil continued almost 1% lower on the outlook for rising US production.


The U.S. dollar index dropped as the euro jumped higher after France’s election results reduced the chances of them leaving the EU.


Treasuries fell as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P gained over 1% “after France’s election left a centrist on track for the presidency, easing concerns that the country will leave the euro currency bloc.”


Among the big names making news in the market today were De Beers, Halliburton, GM, and Hasbro.


GATA Posts:



Join GATA in May at the International Metal Writers Conference in Vancouver

Russians know that the dollar is both America's weapon and vulnerability

European Central Bank ready to rig markets if French voters misbehave


The Statistics:

Activity from: 4/20/2017

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 added 4.44 tonnes.


COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 204.36: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,119.87: -29.45 change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


SEMAFO’s (SMF.TO) first quarter production and Randgold’s (GOLD) efforts at extending Tongon’s mine life were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Almaden

AAU +5.33% $1.58

2.  Taseko

TGB +3.70% $1.12

3.  Turquoise

TRQ +3.00% $2.75



1.  Seabridge

SA -6.41% $10.95

2.  Gold Fields

GFI -6.25% $3.60


DRD -5.95% $4.27

Winners & Losers tracks NYSE and AMEX listed gold and silver mining stocks that trade over $1.


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