Gold futures climbed on Thursday for a sixth consecutive session to log their highest settlement since February 2013.
"Coronavirus fears magnetized investors towards safe-haven assets," said Lukman Otunuga, senior research analyst at FXTM. "With the virus outbreak fostering uncertainty, unease and anxiety across the board, gold is set to shine through the chaos."
April gold rose $8.70, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,620.50 an ounce.
Gold edged lower on Thursday after China announced more measures to limit the economic impact from coronavirus epidemic, although a rise in number of new cases in South Korea kept bullion close to a near seven-year peak.
Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,610.31 per ounce. U.S. gold futures rose 0.1% to $1,613.30.
Gold rose to its highest since March 2013 at $1,612.62 in the previous session on concerns of the economic impact of the virus outbreak.
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