SPDR Gold Trust Holdings Decrease 0.61 Metric Tons

Gold holdings in the SPDR Gold Trust, the biggest exchange-traded fund backed by bullion, decreased 0.61 metric tons to 1,243.55 metric tons as of Oct. 27, according to figures on the company’s website.

Gold futures for December delivery rose $22.30, or 1.3 percent, to $1,745.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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                       Oct. 27     Oct. 26     Oct. 25     Oct. 24     Oct. 21
                          2011        2011        2011        2011        2011
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Troy ounces held    39,981,398  40,000,857  40,000,857  39,660,314  39,465,716
 Daily change          -19,459           0     340,543     194,598           0
 30 day average     39,759,390  39,756,990  39,753,941  39,750,893  39,759,845
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Metric tons held      1,243.55    1,244.16    1,244.16    1,233.56    1,227.51
 Daily change            -0.61        0.00       10.59        6.05        0.00
 30-day average       1,236.65    1,236.57    1,236.48    1,236.38    1,236.66

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                       Oct. 27     Oct. 26     Oct. 25     Oct. 24     Oct. 21
                          2011        2011        2011        2011        2011
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Daily change              0.0%        0.0%        0.9%        0.5%        0.0%
Five day change           0.9%        0.6%        0.4%        0.1%        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

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