Precious metals futures posted very modest changes Tuesday, aside from platinum which advanced 1%.
Gold for June delivery edged up $1.10, or 0.09%, to settle at $1,292 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"The safe haven is still trading near the $1,290/ounce level, where it has remained stuck for a week now, showing little response to developments on the trade or geopolitical fronts," MarketWatch quoted Marios Hadjikyriacos, a strategist with brokerage XM.
Gold futures traded from a low of $1,287.20 to a high of $1,296. They slipped less than 0.1% (40 cents) on Monday.
Silver for July delivery added 5.5 cents, or 0.3%, to finish at $16.575 an ounce. Silver futures ranged from $16.46 to $16.70. They rose 0.4% on Monday.
In rounding out precious metals futures prices on Tuesday:
July platinum climbed $9 to $908.80 an ounce, trading between $896.30 and $912.
- After surging 3.2% on Monday, palladium for June delivery declined $3.60, or 0.4%, to $986.80 an ounce, ranging from $982.700 to $1,000.30.
London Precious Metals Prices
LBMA bullion prices are available on the LBMA website with a delay of midnight.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2018
United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.
|US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|Tuesday||Last Week||This Week||April||May||2018 Sales|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||10,000||0||0||10,000||30,000|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||3,000||4,000||4,000||8,500||56,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||0||0||16,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||12,000||0||0||12,000||38,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||5,000||5,000||10,000||110,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||5,500||1,500||2,000||11,500||42,000|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||100,000||230,000||915,000||380,000||6,387,500|
|Pictured Rocks 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||0||0||30,000|
|Apostle Islands 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||30,000||0||30,000|