April 16, 2019 / 4:14 PM / 6 months ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks slide after bullion hits 2019 low as investors welcome risk

** Shares of gold producers fall after gold tumbles to its lowest in 2019, as a string of robust economic data boosted demand for riskier assets like equities

** U.S.-listed shares of Harmony Gold Mining Co, Sibanye Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold , Yamana Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold fall between 1% and 6%

** Spot gold and U.S. gold futures were down more than 1% each

** Wall Street edged higher on Tuesday, boosted by technology shares and a jump in Johnson & Johnson following strong results

** Stocks around the globe rose to six-month highs, as data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Germany and as U.S. stocks were bolstered by upbeat earnings

** The dollar also gained, making the precious metal more expensive for holders of other currencies. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru)

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