Gold futures edged lower Friday, pulling back from the one-week high they settled at a day earlier. Prices for the haven metal, however, ended the week higher against backdrop of worries surrounding the U.S.-China trade standoff and political uncertainty in the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced her decision Friday to step down.
June gold fell $1.80, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,283.60 an ounce on Comex. For the week, prices gained 0.6%, according to FactSet data.
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Gold futures edged lower Friday but were on track for a weekly win after seeing renewed haven demand as trade-war worries rose.
Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $2.40, or 0.2%, to $1,283 an ounce, while July silver was off 6.8 cents, or 0.5%, at $14.545 an ounce. Gold is on track for a 0.6% weekly rise, after a Thursday rally, while July silver is up 1.2% for the week. Both metals are nursing month-to-date declines, however, with gold off 0.2% and silver down 2.9%.
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The U.S. dollar slipped on Friday as traders digested the impact of see-saw trade headlines on the stronger greenback.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback™s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.1% to 97.593 by 10:14 AM ET (14:14 GMT).
U.S. manufacturing activity on Thursday hit its lowest level in almost a decade in May, which could mean the U.S. economy is slowing down.
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Shares finished Friday with a slight gain, bringing another tough week to a close but investors remain on edge owing to rising China-US tensions.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.32 percent, or 86.80 points, to 27,353.93.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was barely moved, inching up 0.48 points to 2,852.99, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.49 percent, or 7.34 points, to 1,496.03.
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U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, capping a mostly downbeat week for equities, weighed by U.S.-China trade tensions, which put the three main indexes on track to post consecutive weekly losses heading into the Memorial Day holiday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150 points, or 0.6%, at 25,651, set for a weekly slump of 1.1% and its fifth straight weekly loss, as of Thursday's close, the S&P 500 index rose 17 points, or 0.6%, at 2,839, poised for a 1.3% weekly skid.