Gold edged higher in Wednesday trading as buyers took advantage of recent price declines and the U.S. dollar weakened relative to other currencies.
Gold futures for December delivery rose to $1,753 on Wednesday, according to CME Group. Gold traded as high as $1,755 and as low as $1,744. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,752, according to BullionVault.
Silver futures for December delivery also closed up at $33.23 per ounce. Wednesday’s high for silver was $33.30, while the low was $32.88.
Gold and silver funds rose in Wednesday trading.
- The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) edged up 0.1%.
- The iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:IAU) was flat.
- The iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) gained 0.6%.
Gold and silver mining ETFs posted gains during the day.
- The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) rose 0.8%.
- The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ) increased 0.7%.
- The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE:SIL) moved up 0.3%.
Gold mining shares moved higher on Wednesday, with Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) rising the highest.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) climbed 2%
- Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) increased 0.3%.
- Eldorado Gold rose 2.3%.
- Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) advanced 0.8%.
- Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) gained 0.9%.
- Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) edged up 0.3%.
- NovaGold Resources (NYSE:NG) rose 2.1%.
- Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) improved 2.2%.
Silver mining shares advanced in Wednesday trading.
- Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) gained 1.8%.
- Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) moved up 0.2%.
- Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) increased 1.1%.
- Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) climbed 0.4%.
- Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) rose 2.9%.
As of this writing, Christopher Freeburn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault contributed to this report.