Gold Slips as Economic Data Pushes U.S. Dollar Higher

by Christopher Freeburn | June 25, 2013 4:39 pm

Gold Silver GLD IAU SLV[1]Gold dipped slightly in Tuesday trading on the heels of two reports that pointed to a stronger U.S. economy.

The S&P/Case Shiller index showed a sharp jump in single family home prices in April[2], while the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index soared to its highest level in five years. The news boosted equities markets and sent the U.S. dollar up against other currencies.

Gold futures for July delivery slipped 0.2% to $1,274.90 per ounce on Tuesday, according to CME Group[3]. Gold traded as high as $1,288.10 and as low as $1,271. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,278, according to BullionVault[4].

Silver futures for July delivery inched up 0.2% to $19.53 per ounce. Tuesday’s high for silver was $19.79 while the low was $19.40.

Gold and silver funds moved lower in Tuesday trading.

Gold and silver mining ETFs were mixed during the day.

Gold mining shares were also mixed on Tuesday.

Silver mining shares mostly advanced 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.

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