January 17, 2017 / 4:39 PM / 9 months ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks: Burnished by Trump's "too strong" dollar comment

** U.S-listed shares of gold miners rise after the precious metal gains more than 1 percent following U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on the dollar

** Strength of the dollar against China’s yuan “is killing us”, Trump told the WSJ

** Dollar index fell 0.7 percent to more than six-week lows; currency surged at end of 2016 on back of expectations of stimulus from new administration

** Spot gold rises 0.9 pct to $1213.36/ounce; U.S. gold futures gain 1.4 pct to $1213.4/ounce

** Silver and platinum also gain; spot silver up 2.9 pct at $17.12/ounce, platinum up 0.3 pct at $984.40/ounce

** Top Gainers: Kinross Gold up 4.9 pct, McEwen Mining Inc 4.7 pct, AngloGold Ashanti 4.2 pct, IAMGOLD Corp 3.7 pct, Barrick Gold 2.9 pct

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