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Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week
By: Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report

 -- Published: Friday, 23 February 2018 | Print  | Disqus 




On Week





















JSE Gold









































The Metals:


Gold fell $5.70 to $1325.80 in Asia before it bounced back to $1331.60 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.54%.


Euro gold rose to about €1081, platinum gained $1 to $994.50, and copper fell a couple of cents to about $3.21.


Gold and silver equities saw slight losses for most of the morning, but they then edged back higher in afternoon trade and ended with modest gains.


The Economy:


Good news — the Fed’s shift to quantitative tightening might not be as painful as expected  MarketWatch

Fed should lean on rate cuts, not QE, in next recession: paper  Reuters

Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Tax Cuts, Debt Worries  Bloomberg


Next week’s economic highlights include New Home Sales on Monday, Durable Goods Orders, International Trade in Goods, S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI, the FHFA House Price Index, Consumer Confidence, and Jerome Powell testimony on Tuesday, GDP, Chicago PMI, and Pending Home Sales on Wednesday, Initial Jobless Claims, PMI Manufacturing, ISM Manufacturing, and Construction Spending on Thursday, and Consumer Sentiment on Friday.


The Markets:


Oil climbed over 1% higher after Baker Hughes said that there was only one oil rig added to the count this week.


The U.S. dollar index found slights gains as the euro fell on political uncertainty.


Treasuries rose on concerns about increased volatility.


The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P closed notably higher on optimism that fed Chairman Jerome Powell will calm concerns about rising interest rates when he testifies before House and Senate committees next week.


Among the big names making news in the market Friday were Bitcoin, Volkswagen, YouTube, HPE, Re/Max, and General Mills.


GATA Posts:



Treasury secretary urges markets to shrug off worries over tax cuts, debt

Isn't it bad enough that Harvard already runs the United States?

China is letting the yuan crush the dollar, and Trump is just one reason

GoldSeek Radio interviews GATA Chairman Murphy

Ralph Benko: Olympic gold medals are mostly silver because Zeus is so poor



The Statistics:

Activity from: 2/22/2018

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: 264.78: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,806.03: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Northern Dynasty’s (NAK) filed technical report, B2Gold’s (BTG) positive initial open-pit resource, and Great Panther’s (GPL) 2017 results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines Friday.



1.  Paramount

PZG +4.07% $1.28

2.  B2Gold

BTG +3.78% $3.02

3.  Silvercorp

SVM +3.54% $2.63



1.  Pretivm

PVG -3.24% $6.27

2.  Alexco

AXU -2.60% $1.31

3.  Barrick

ABX -2.40% $12.18

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


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