Bloomberg News

SPDR Gold Trust Holdings Decrease 7.55 Metric Tons

March 23, 2012

Gold holdings in the SPDR Gold Trust, the biggest exchange-traded fund backed by bullion, decreased 7.55 metric tons to 1,282.69 metric tons as of March 22, according to figures on the company’s website.

Gold futures for April delivery rose $8.30, or 0.5 percent, to $1,655.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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                      March 22    March 21    March 20    March 19    March 16
                          2012        2012        2012        2012        2012
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Troy ounces held    41,239,868  41,482,720  41,482,720  41,579,863  41,579,863
 Daily change         -242,851           0     -97,143           0           0
 30 day average     41,396,703  41,390,746  41,376,694  41,362,642  41,345,353
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Metric tons held      1,282.69    1,290.25    1,290.25    1,293.27    1,293.27
 Daily change            -7.55        0.00       -3.02        0.00        0.00
 30-day average       1,287.57    1,287.39    1,286.95    1,286.51    1,285.97

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                      March 22    March 21    March 20    March 19    March 16
                          2012        2012        2012        2012        2012
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Daily change             -0.6%        0.0%       -0.2%        0.0%        0.0%
Five day change          -0.3%       -0.1%       -0.1%        0.0%        0.0%
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NOTE: Five day change is the average of the most recent five-days’
holdings compared to the average of the previous five days.

SOURCE: http://www.spdrgoldshares.com

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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