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By: Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report

 -- Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018 | Print  | Disqus 



















JSE Gold































The Metals:


Gold held near unchanged in Asia before it dipped to $1240.30 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.805 and $14.684 and ended with a gain of 0.2%.


Euro gold fell under €1094, platinum lost $5 to $796, and copper remained at about $2.77.


Gold and silver equities waffled near unchanged and ended mostly higher.


The Economy:


US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for November  AP

TREASURIES-Yields mixed in narrow ranges as ECB weighs  Reuters

U.S. weekly jobless claims near 49-year low; import prices fall  Reuters

Jobless claims sink 27,000 to 206,000, erase Thanksgiving surge that now seems a mirage  MarketWatch


Tomorrow brings Retail sales, Industrial production, Capacity utilization, Markit manufacturing PMI, Markit services PMI, and Business inventories.


The Markets:


Oil rose almost 3% “as Saudi Arabia prepares to slash shipments to U.S. refiners within weeks in an effort to prevent a price-killing buildup of American stockpiles.”


The U.S. dollar index traded mixed as the euro erased overnight gains “after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sounded more downbeat than expected in the central bank’s last news conference of the year.”


Treasuries held near unchanged while the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P erased notable early gains and ended mostly lower on trade uncertainty.


Among the big names making news in the market today were Delta, GE, Robinhood, and Ford.


GATA Posts:



Paulson gains control of Detour Gold

National governments tax not to raise revenue but to give value to their currencies

Barrick moves closer to resolving Acacia dispute with Tanzania


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 12/12/2018

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: 274.66: +2.49 change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,913.79: No change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Gold Fields’ (GFI) called off strike, Barrick’s (ABX) agreement with the Tanzanian government, Buenaventura’s (BVN) suspended production, and Silvercorp’s (SVM) drill results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Sibanye

SBGL +5.58% $2.84

2.  Silvercorp

SVM +4.98% $2.11

3.  Nevsun

NSU +3.00% $4.47



1.  Alamos

AGI -6.74% $3.18

2.  Endeavour Silver

EXK -5.21% $2.00

3.  Pretivm

PVG -2.88% $7.43

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


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