Gold Recovers on Weaker U.S. Economic Data

Gold Silver GLD IAU SLVGold rose as investors mulled weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales in October, rising violence around Syria and continued delays in implementing Greece’s latest bailout.

Gold futures for December delivery rose to $1,730.10 on Wednesday, according to CME Group. Gold traded as high as $1,733.30 and as low as $1,717.60. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,728, according to BullionVault.

Silver futures for December delivery increased to $32.88 per ounce. Wednesday’s high for silver was $32.90, while the low was $32.37.

Gold and silver funds were mostly stationary in Wednesday trading.

  • The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) rose 0.2%.
  • The iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:IAU) also unchanged.
  • The iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) rose 0.8%.

Gold and silver mining ETFs retreated during the day.

  • The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) slid 4.6%.
  • The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ) declined 5%.
  • The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE:SIL) declined 4.9%.

Gold mining shares moved lower on Wedesday, with NovaGold Resources (NYSE:NG) falling the most.

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) moved down 1.4%.
  • Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) dropped 3.9%.
  • Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) fell 2%.
  • Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) declined 3.8%.
  • Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) sank 4.4%.
  • Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) moved down 3%.
  • NovaGold Resources plunged 7.3%.
  • Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) slid 4.1%.

Silver mining shares retreated on Wednesday.

  • Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) fell 2.7%.
  • Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) dropped 4.7%.
  • Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) sank 5.1%.
  • Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) plunged 6.7%.
  • Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) moved down 6.7%.

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.

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