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Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold Gains While Stocks Plummet
By: Chris Mullen, Gold Seeker Report

 -- Published: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Print  | Disqus 



















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The Metals:


Gold gained $3.20 to $1233.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1225.70 by a little after 8AM EST and then bounced back to gains by midmorning in New York ahead of a fall back to $1227.40 by early afternoon, but it then jumped higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.653 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.


Euro gold rose above €1081, platinum lost $1.50 to $828.50, and copper remained at about $2.75.


Gold and silver equities fell roughly 2% by early afternoon and remained near that level for the rest of the day.


The Economy:


Fed’s Beige Book says wages, prices growing at ‘modest to moderate’ rates  MarketWatch

Trump says Fed Chairman Powell ‘almost looks like he’s happy raising interest rates’  MarketWatch

U.S. new home sales drop to near two-year low in September  Reuters

Manufacturing, service PMIs bounce back in October despite cost complaints  MarketWatch

Mortgage applications weaken further as interest rates rise  CNBC


Tomorrow brings Weekly jobless claims, Durable goods orders, and Pending home sales.


The Markets:


Oil rose almost 1% after the Energy Information Administration reported that crude inventories rose 6.3 million barrels, gasoline inventories fell 4.8 million barrels, and distillates fell 2.3 million barrels.


The U.S. dollar index found notable gains as the euro and pound fell on poor economic data and political concerns.


Treasuries climbed higher as the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P fell roughly 3% on disappointing forecasts from several leading companies.


Among the big names making news in the market today were Remington, Target, AT&T, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Freeport, and Boeing.


GATA Posts:



Sri Lanka calls for global coalition to tackle rising dollar

Central banks to increase gold buying for first time since 2013


The Statistics:

As of close of business: 10/23/2018

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: 271.39: No change from yesterday’s data.


Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,316.74: -87.66 change from yesterday’s data.


The Miners:


Newmont’s (NEM) dividend and Freeport’s (FCX) third quarter results were among the big stories in the gold and silver mining industry making headlines today.



1.  Paramount

PZG +2.61% $1.1697

2.  Nevsun

NSU +2.05% $4.47

3.  Gold Standard

GSV +1.86% $1.64



1.  Freeport

FCX -7.84% $10.70

2.  Coeur

CDE -5.40% $5.08


DRD -4.91% $2.52

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