Gold Jumps as U.S. Dollar, Equities Slip

by Christopher Freeburn | May 23, 2013 4:34 pm

Gold Silver GLD IAU SLV[1]A sharp drop in Asian stock markets pushed global equities lower and refreshed investor appetite for gold. The metal recovered lost ground as the U.S. dollar fell back against other currencies and U.S. stock indices dipped marginally.

Gold futures for June delivery climbed 1.8% to $1,391.80 per ounce on Thursday, according to CME Group[2]. Gold traded as high as $1,397.10 and as low as $1,355. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,395, according to BullionVault[3].

Silver futures for June delivery rose 0.2% to $22.46 per ounce. Thursday’s high for silver was $22.55 while the low was $22.

Gold and silver funds advanced in Thursday trading.

Gold and silver mining ETFs gained during the day.

Gold mining shares improved on Thursday.

Silver mining shares mostly increased during the day.

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.

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