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Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver End Lower in Mixed Trade
By: Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report

 -- Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | Print  | Disqus 



















JSE Gold































The Metals:


Gold chopped between $1343.90 and $1332.90 in Asia and bounced back to $1338.90 in London before it fell to a new session low of $1332.00 in late morning New York trade and then jumped back to as high as $1340.50 in early afternoon trade, but it then dropped to a new session low of $1327.00 in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.992 and ended with a loss of 1.1%.


Euro gold fell to about €1088, platinum gained $2.50 to $999.50, and copper lost 2 cents to about $3.19.


Gold and silver equities turned slight losses into modest gains by early afternoon, but they then drifted back lower into the close and ended over 1% lower.


The Economy:


Fed's Beige Book finds muted reaction to Republican tax plan  MarketWatch

Homebuilder Sentiment in U.S. Cools in January From 18-Year High  Bloomberg

U.S. Manufacturing Output Rose in December for Fourth Month  Bloomberg

U.S. mortgage application volume hits six-week high: MBA  Reuters

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war  Reuters


Tomorrow brings Initial Jobless Claims, Housing Starts, and the Philadelphia Fed.


The Markets:


Oil edged higher ahead of tomorrow’s holiday delayed inventory data.


The U.S. dollar index closed higher on optimism over the outlook for Congress to avert a possible government shutdown.


Treasuries fell as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P soared roughly 1% higher on accelerating earnings growth.


Among the big names making news in the market today were GE, Barclays, Apple, Rolls-Royce, Ford, Tiffany's, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America.


GATA Posts:



Dollar's weakness unsettles central bankers

Monetary metals holding up well despite suppression, GATA chairman says


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 1/16/2018

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




Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data.


COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 250.22: +1.19 change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,839.55: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


McEwen’s (MUX) exploration outlook, New Gold’s (NGD) 2017 fourth quarter and full-year production results, 2018 guidance, and projects update, and Fortuna’s (FSM) 2017 production figures and 2018 guidance were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Americas Silver

USAS +3.31% $4.37

2.  Freeport

FCX +2.33% $19.77

3.  Nevsun

NSU +1.67% $2.44



1.  New Gold

NGD -6.98% $3.20

2.  Alio Gold

ALO -4.52% $3.59

3.  Goldcorp

GG -4.48% $14.70

Winners & Losers tracks NYSE 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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