Gold futures ended lower on Friday, pulling back in the wake of the nearly nine-year high they reached earlier this week. Prices for the week, however, gained roughly 0.7%, as the spread of COVID-19 continued to raise the metal's appeal as a safe-haven investment.
August gold fell $1.90, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,801.90 an ounce. Prices on Wednesday had settled at $1,820.60, the highest for a most-active contract since Sept. 14, 2011, according to FactSet data.
Gold held above $1,800 an ounce and headed for a fifth weekly advance as concerns about a resurgence in coronavirus cases bolstered demand for a haven.
The U.S. outbreak shows no signs of abating, with new daily cases topping 60,000 for the first time and record deaths in Florida and California. Asian stocks followed their U.S. peers with modest declines in early Friday trading on concerns about the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Spot gold little changed at $1,802.91/oz at...
Gold futures traded modestly higher Friday, on track for a weekly gain as the yellow metal remained above $1,800 an ounce, buoyed by a fall in bond yields and a desire to hedge against risk amid continued uncertainty over the economic outlook.
August gold was up $11.80, or 0.7%, at $1,815.60 an ounce on Comex, while September silver rose 17.3 cents to $19.135 an ounce. Gold futures ended lower on Thursday, pulling back a day after scoring another settlement at the highest since September...
Gold was up on Friday morning in Asia, with investors turning to the safe-haven after the U.S. saw a record number of daily COVID-19 cases.
The U.S. reported over 60,000 cases on Thursday, with Texas, Florida and California among the states with record numbers of new cases.
Gold futures were up by 0.15% at $1,806.50 by 12:29 AM ET (5:29 AM GMT), ending the week above the $1,800 mark.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 continues its global rampage, with over 12.2 million cases and 550,000 deaths globally...
Oil futures climbed on Friday, buoyed by positive results tied to a COVID-19 treatment, but U.S. prices ended lower for the week as a report from the International Energy Agency cautioned that weaker demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic will linger, even if the worst of the hit to economies has subsided.
August West Texas Intermediate crude rose 93 cents, or about 2.4%, to settle at $40.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after sliding 3.1% on Thursday to hit the lowest...