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How Did the Metals and Mining Sectors Perform on July 8?

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Base metals and precious metals rose on July 8

On Friday, July 8, the stocks related to base metals and precious metals inched higher as the respective metals remained stable. At 03:24 PM EST, the PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) and the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) rose ~1.3% and 4.1%, respectively. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) rose ~0.36%.

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The movements of the top five five companies in the gold industry at 3:30 PM EST on July 8 were as follows:

  • McEwen Mining (MUX) rose by ~7.1%.
  • DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) rose by ~7.3%.
  • Gold Fields Limited (GFI) rose by ~6.7%.
  • IAMGOLD (IAG) rose by ~6%.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY) rose by ~4.8%.

The movements of the bottom five companies in the gold industry at 3:30 PM EST on July 8 were as follows:

  • Barrick Gold (ABX) fell by ~0.2%.
  • Newmont Mining (NEM) rose by ~0.3%.
  • Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) rose by ~1.3%.
  • Goldcorp (GG) rose by ~1.7%.
  • Seabridge Gold (SA) rose by ~1.8%.
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