Friday, May 27, 2011

Newmont (NEM) (GG) (ABX) (NG) (EGO) Trade Higher as Gold Jumps

A weakened U.S. dollar and dismal data about an 11.6 percent drop in pending home sales has offered gold and silver prices support today, with major miners like Newmont Gold (NYSE:NEM), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Novagold (NYSE:NG) and Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) all trading in positive territory.

Gold for June delivery was up $10.60 to $1,533.40 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. It has traded in a range of $1,518.40 to $1,535.50.

Silver prices were climbing 64 cents to $37.97 an ounce while the U.S. dollar index fell to $75.08, losing 0.66 percent. senior analyst Jon Nadler said he believes thinks gold will have to wait to gain momentum until after Memorial Day weekend. "I think you're looking at bargain hunters in the $1,480-$1,500 range in gold but again we have to overcome decisively the $1,530-$1,540 area until we can talk about higher levels."

Eldorado Gold was trading at $16.07, gaining $0.26, or 1.64 percent, as of 12:36 PM EDT. NovaGold was at $11.53, up $0.24, or 2.17 percent. Newmont Mining was trading at $56.62, rising $0.79, or 1.42 percent. Goldcorp was at $50.19, climbing $0.26, or 0.52 percent. Barrick Gold was at $47.63, jumping $0.46, or 0.98 percent.

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