Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:

Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.21 or 1.1 percent, to $18.53.

Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.03 or .8 percent, to $3.83.

GoldCorp. fell $.16 or .6 percent, to $27.25.

Newmont Mining Corp. fell $.40 or 1.6 percent, to $24.79.