Gold Dips on U.S. Budget Deal

by Christopher Freeburn | December 11, 2013 5:05 pm

Gold Dips on U.S. Budget Deal

PreciousMetalsRecap Gold Dips on U.S. Budget Deal[1]Gold slipped moderately in Wednesday trading after lawmakers in Washington D.C. negotiated a budget deal[2] that would prevent another battle and potential U.S. government shutdown in January.

The agreement between bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will restore some funding that was eliminated by sequester cuts and establishes federal spending limits for two years. The agreement has sparked criticism from both conservatives and progressives, and must still clear the House and the Senate before it becomes law. By averting another budget showdown next month, the deal tarnishes gold’s appeal as a safe haven investment.

Gold futures for February sank 0.3% to $1,257.20 per ounce on Wednesday, according to CME Group[3]. Gold traded as high as $1,263.20 and as low as $1,252.10. Bullion closed in London at $1,256, according to BullionVault[4].

Silver futures for March delivery inched up 0.2%, rising to $20.36 per ounce. Wednesday’s high for silver was $20.48, while the low was $20.21.

Metal funds declined on Wednesday.

Mining ETFs faltered during the day.

Gold stocks retreated on Wednesday.

Silver mining shares pulled back during the day.

As of this writing, Christopher Freeburn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault[24] contributed to this report.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PreciousMetalsRecap.gif
  2. negotiated a budget deal: http://investorplace.com/2013/12/budget-deal-wall-street/
  3. CME Group: http://www.cmegroup.com
  4. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com
  5. GLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GLD
  6. IAU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IAU
  7. SLV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLV
  8. GDX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDX
  9. GDXJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDXJ
  10. SIL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SIL
  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. GG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GG
  15. KGC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KGC
  16. NEM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NEM
  17. NG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NG
  18. AUY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AUY
  19. CDE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CDE
  20. HL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HL
  21. PAAS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PAAS
  22. SLW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLW
  23. SSRI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SSRI
  24. BullionVault: http://www.bullionvault.com/

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