Gold futures slid to a 2 week low Tuesday on speculation that central banks may begin curbing stimulus measures. On Tuesday, the Bank of Japan left their asset-buying and other policy elements unchanged, signaling an improving economy. On Monday, the Standard & Poor's upgraded its outlook on the U.S.’s AA+ credit rating to “stable” from “negative”, tarnishing gold’s appeal as a safe haven. Data from Bloomberg showed that Gold’s 60-day historical volatility was at 28.8 percent Monday, the highest level seen since December 2011. Here is how some gold stocks reacted Tuesday:
AuRico Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUQ)(TSX: AUQ) shares traded in the range of $4.90 to $5.10 Tuesday before settling to close at $4.92, a decrease of 3.15 percent. The stock appears to be facing resistance at $5.17 and $5.93 levels. The company reported production of 46,170 gold ounces and cash costs of $635 per gold ounce for the first quarter of 2013. Shares of AuRico Gold have fallen approximately 39.7 percent in 2013.
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Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO)(TSX: ELD) shares traded in the range of $7.35 to $7.63 Tuesday before settling to close at $7.38, a decrease of 5.51 percent. The stock appears to be facing stiff resistance at $7.69. The company reported gold sales of 189,346 ounces at an average gold price of $1,622 per ounce for the first quarter of 2013, compared to sales of 150,661 ounces at an average gold price of $1,707 in the year ago quarter. Shares of Eldorado Gold have fallen approximately 42.7 percent in 2013.
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Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI) shares traded in the range of $5.91 to $6.05 Tuesday before settling to close at $5.92, a decrease of 3.11 percent. The stock appears to be facing stiff resistance at $6.51 with some support at $5.67. Attributable Group production for the new Gold Fields is expected to be 476,000 gold-equivalent ounces for the first quarter of 2013. Shares of Gold Fields have fallen approximately 52.6 percent in 2013.
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IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE: IAG)(TSX: IMG) shares traded in the range of $5.17 to $5.33 Tuesday before settling to close at $5.17, a decrease of 4.08 percent. The stock appears to be facing stiff resistance at the $5.78. The company reported revenues were $305.3 million for the first quarter 2013, a decrease of 14 percent when compared to the year ago quarter. Shares of IAMGOLD have fallen approximately 55 percent in 2013.
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