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Tickers in this Article: PAAS, NEM, GOLD, GG, SLW, BVN, ABX
It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow has fallen 0.2%.

The Gold and Silver sector (SLV) is currently lagging behind the overall market, down 3%, and its current biggest movers are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Pan American Silver Corp (Nasdaq:PAAS).01 billion-4%
Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM).36 billion-3.4%
Randgold Resources Ltd (Nasdaq:GOLD).48 billion-3%
Goldcorp Inc (NYSE:GG).05 billion-3%
Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:SLW).46 billion-3%
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN).95 billion-2.3%
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX).14 billion-2.2%
Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

After a decline of 4%, Pan American Silver Corp (Nasdaq:PAAS) has hit a share price of $18.95. The company's volume is currently 749,262 shares for the day, 0.6 times the average daily volume.

Currently trading at $43.97 per share, Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has fallen 3.4%. The company is currently trading a volume of 2.7 million shares. This is in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

At $100.00, Randgold Resources Ltd (Nasdaq:GOLD) has slipped 3%. So far today, 319,015 shares have changed hands, consistent with the volume from yesterday.

Goldcorp Inc (NYSE:GG) is trading at $37.12 per share, down 3%. The company is currently trading a volume of 2.3 million shares.

Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:SLW) has fallen 3% and is currently trading at $36.87 per share. At 1.6 million shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current daily average.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN) is currently trading at a share price of $34.37, a 2.3% decline. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 378,844 shares. This is 0.4 times its current three-month average.

Slipping 2.2%, Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) is currently trading at $34.34 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2.6 million shares, while it was 8.4 million shares yesterday.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. Tools like valuation ratios and profit margins, however, are only as useful as the context you put them in; remember to take historical data and competitor performance into account.

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