Tags: Gold | Prices | Metal | Precious

Analysts: Debt Ceiling, Mideast Fears Help Gold Regain Luster

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 02:09 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Shares of several mining and gold companies climbed Wednesday, as escalating Middle East tension and jitters in financial markets fueled demand for precious metals.

Gold prices hit a three-and-a-half month high overnight and have now bounced more than 20 percent from what was nearly a three-year low in June, Kitco.com senior analyst Jim Wyckoff said in an email.

He said the possibility of U.S. military action in Syria has made the market place "extra nervous," and that favors safe-haven assets like gold.

Editor's Note: Get David Skarica's Gold Stock Adviser — Click Here Now!


Sterne Agee analyst Michael S. Dudas also noted that gold prices generally rise from August to October each year.

He added that strong demand, as seen with a jump in Chinese gold purchases during this year's first half, has helped push the precious metal higher.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew also announced earlier this week that the U.S. government could hit its debt ceiling and be unable to borrow money to pay its bills by mid-October. Dudas noted that a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats over a vote to lift the debt ceiling in 2011 helped gold prices that summer.

Shares of Goldcorp Inc. climbed 3 percent, or 90 cents, to $30.81 in afternoon trading, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than 1 percent. Shares of Newmont Mining Corp. climbed 2.4 percent, or 77 cents, $32.88; Royal Gold Inc. rose 1.6 percent, or $1, to $63.14; and Barrick Gold Corp. was up 53 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $20.20.

Editor's Note: Get David Skarica's Gold Stock Adviser — Click Here Now!

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
You May Also Like
Around the Web
Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved