Gold futures for December delivery slipped to $1,715.50 on Thursday, according to CME Group. Gold traded as high as $1,727.50 and as low as $1,715.10. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,718, according to BullionVault.
Silver futures for December delivery also dipped, closing down at $32.25 per ounce. Thursday’s high for silver was $32.70, while the low was $32.90.
Gold and silver funds moved lower in Thursday trading.
- The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) slipped 0.5%.
- The iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:IAU) also dipped 0.5%.
- The iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) edged down 0.2%.
Gold and silver mining ETFs mostly declined during the day.
- The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) fell 1.7%
- The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ) dropped 0.5%.
- The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE:SIL) increased 0.1%.
Gold mining shares mostly declined on Thursday, with Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) falling hard after reporting declining Q3 profits and more delays on its Pascua-Lama mine.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) slid 0.3%.
- Barrick Gold plunged 9.4%.
- Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) dipped 0.2%.
- Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) rose 0.3%.
- Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) retreated 0.9%
- Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) declined 2.5%.
- NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG) edged down 0.2%.
- Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) fell 0.6%.
Silver mining shares broadly climbed Thursday.
- Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) jumped 3%.
- Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) increased 0.8%.
- Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) gained 3%.
- Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) gained 1.6%.
- Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) rose 2.4%.
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.