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JSE Gold































The Metals:


Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1285.40 in London and then rebounded in New York, but it ended with a gain of just 0.05%. Silver chopped between $16.325 and $16.489 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.


Euro gold rose above €1094, platinum gained $2 to $888, and copper climbed a penny to about $3.08.


Gold and silver equities drifted lower and ended with modest losses.


The Economy:


Leading indicators up for sixth straight month  CNBC

U.S., China launch trade talks to avert tariff war, economic damage  Reuters

Philly Fed manufacturing index rises to better-than-expected 34.4 in May  MarketWatch

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise; unemployment rolls smallest in 45 years  Reuters


There are no major economic reports due out tomorrow.


The Markets:


Oil erased early gains and ended unchanged on easing concerns about Iran.


The U.S. dollar index found slight gains and treasuries fell on steady economic data that sent interest rates higher and the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P slightly lower.


Among the big names making news in the market today were AIG, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Walmart, and J.C. Penney.


GATA Posts:



Italy's insurgent parties want debt forgiveness and exit from EU

Who cares about 'peak gold' until there's 'peak paper'?

As currency crisis worsens, Iranians invest in gold


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 5/16/2018

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: 291.09: -0.99 change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,998.98: +58.57 change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


SEMAFO’s (SMF.TO) commissioning and Centerra Gold’s (CG.TO) $200 million sale were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Gold Resource

GORO +3.17% $5.85

2.  Coeur

CDE +2.61% $8.26

3.  McEwen

MUX +2.42% $2.12



1.  Gold Standard

GSV -2.58% $1.51

2.  AngloGold

AU -2.46% $8.31

3.  Tahoe Resources

TAHO -2.06% $4.75

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


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