Rising U.S. Fiscal Cliff Fears Send Gold Lower

by Christopher Freeburn | November 27, 2012 4:39 pm

Rising U.S. Fiscal Cliff Fears Send Gold Lower

PreciousMetalsRecap Rising U.S. Fiscal Cliff Fears Send Gold Lower[1]Gold declined on Tuesday as investors worried that Washington might not reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff of mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts, even as European negotiators reported progress in Greek debt talks.

Gold futures for December delivery dropped to $1,742.30 on Tuesday, according to CME Group[2]. Gold traded as high as $1,751.90 and as low as $1,741.20. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,742, according to BullionVault[3].

Silver futures for December delivery slipped to $33.98 per ounce. Tuesday’s high for silver was $34.28, while the low was $33.91.

Gold and silver funds moved lower in Tuesday trading.

Gold and silver mining ETFs also fell during the day.

Gold mining shares declined on Tuesday, with Goldcorp (NYSE:GG[10]) falling the hardest.

Silver mining shares moved lower on Tuesday.

As of this writing, Christopher Freeburn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault[23] contributed to this report.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PreciousMetalsRecap.gif
  2. CME Group: http://www.cmegroup.com
  3. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com
  4. GLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GLD
  5. IAU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IAU
  6. SLV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLV
  7. GDX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDX
  8. GDXJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDXJ
  9. SIL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SIL
  10. GG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GG
  11. AEM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AEM
  12. ABX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABX
  13. EGO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EGO
  14. KGC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KGC
  15. NEM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NEM
  16. NG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NG
  17. AUY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AUY
  18. CDE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CDE
  19. HL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HL
  20. PAAS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PAAS
  21. SLW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLW
  22. SSRI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SSRI
  23. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com/

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