Exchange traded funds tracking gold and silver slipped in Monday’s premarket trading while the euro also weakened on worries over the Eurozone debt fracas.

Metals ETFs were on track for a lower start to the week as credit default swaps on Greek, Irish, and Portuguese debt signaled lingering debt concerns.

SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) both declined in premarket trading.

“Pressure on the euro and weaker equities mean that gold is flying into a headwind as we start the week,” a trader told “Silver looks the weakest of the group, hindered by weakness in gold, and also by growth concerns and weakness in copper on China concerns.”

iShares Silver Trust

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