BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Stocks down on expectations of stronger dollar

Mon Mar 9, 2015 12:10pm EDT
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**Gold stocks down on expectations of a stronger dollar, BMO Capital Markets analyst say

** Gold fell on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls fueled expectations the Fed will raise rates sooner rather than later, and dollar jumped to an 11-1/2 year high

** Gold edged higher Monday as the dollar rally paused and European shares fell but remained near a 3-month low

** Among U.S.-traded gold stocks, AuRico Gold Inc drops 5.5 pct, Kinross Gold Corp 5.2 pct, Barrick Gold Corp 4.4 pct, Iamgold Corp 3.9 pct, Yamana Gold 3.2 pct, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd 3.1 pct

** Among silver miners, Hecla Mining Co falls 4.4 pct Coeur Mining Inc 3.2 pct