CNBC Utilities Page Gold Overview


  • Gold Falls on US Economic Optimism Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    Gold fell on Wednesday as a strong U.S. retail sales report boosted optimism about the U.S. economy.

  • Gold Rises as ECB Official Stokes Easing Speculation Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Are Retail Investors Running from Gold?

    Gold rose above $1,590 an ounce on Tuesday, gaining nearly one percent following comments by an ECB official that euro zone inflation pressures are abating, which was viewed as an indication of continued monetary easing.

  • Gold Settles Flat as Firmer Dollar Weighs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold rose slightly, as mixed Chinese economic data and Italy's credit downgrade encouraged some appetite for the metal as a safe haven, but prices were held in check by a firmer dollar.

  • Gold Settles Flat After US Payrolls Data Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:58 PM ET
    The ‘Sneaky Bid’ in Gold and Silver

    Gold traded flat, ending the week with a slight gain, after data showed improvement in the U.S. economy but not enough for the Federal Reserve to halt its stimulus, analysts said.

  • Gold Drops as Stimulus Hopes Fade; Payrolls Eyed Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    Gold fell after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England did not hint at more economic stimulus, and as encouraging U.S. jobless claims data fuelled optimism about the upcoming nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Gold Listless as Traders Underwhelmed by Surging Stocks Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:33 PM ET
    Gold or Stocks Better Trade?

    Gold was marginally higher on Wednesday, with analysts expecting the breakout in Wall Street to pressure the precious metal's safe-haven appeal.

  • Gold prices gave up most of Tuesday's early gains, as a rally that snapped four days of losses was not enough to sustain the precious metal.

  • Gold Eases as US Budget Cuts Eyed Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Gold prices eased on Monday as demand waned for gold-backed exchange-traded funds and investors continued to digest the effect of wide-ranging U.S. government spending cuts on bullion.

  • Gold mired in negative territory as the dollar extended gains after positive economic data and ahead of impending U.S. budget cuts.

  • Spot Gold On Track for Record Monthly Losses Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Gold headed towards its longest run of monthly declines in more than 16 years, as an improved economic backdrop and lower inflation concerns continued to blunt its appeal to investors.

  • Gold Down 1% on US Fed Policy, Budget Cuts Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent, nearly erasing all of the previous session's gains, hit by disappointment over a lack of new Federal Reserve stimulus and deflation worries over across-the-board deep U.S. spending cuts.

  • Gold Gains Most in 3 Months as Bernanke Defends Policy Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Why Gold Will Rally

    Gold rose 1.3 percent, its biggest one-day gain in three months, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's defense of U.S. bond-buying stimulus boosted bullion's inflation-hedge appeal.

  • Gold Prices Pare Gains; Bernanke Testimony Eyed Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Buy the Gold Miners on Obama’s Victory?

    Gold rose on Monday, as euro zone fears related to an uncertain outcome for Italy's election lifted safe-haven buying.

  • Gold Holds Below $1,600 as Selling Continues Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Gold retreated under $1,600 an ounce on Friday, paring earlier gains in line with the euro and stock markets, and stayed on track for a second straight weekly loss.

  • Gold Bounces Up 1% on Weak US Data Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
    The ‘Sneaky Bid’ in Gold and Silver

    Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday as weaker U.S. economic data boosted hopes that the Federal Reserve will maintain its monetary stimulus, allaying fears that the U.S. central bank may stop buying assets soon.

  • Gold Settles Lower at $1,578 After Sell-Off Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Gold fell below $1,600 an ounce to a seven-month low, as rumors of a troubled hedge fund forced to liquidate positions triggered a sell-off of commodities.

  • Gold Ends Lower, but Holds Above Key $1,600 Area Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Gold reversed earlier gains on Tuesday, as physical buying from Asia that drove a recovery from six-month lows eventually gave way to selling.

  • Gold Slips but China Buying Helps Curb Losses Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 5:13 PM ET
    Why Gold Will Rally

    Gold slipped Monday but was off its six-month low, helped by buying from Asia, where Chinese participants returned to the market from a one-week holiday.

  • Gold tumbled to a six-month low on Friday, breaking through technical support near $1,630 an ounce, as the euro weakened against the dollar ahead of a G-20 meeting.

  • Spot Gold Drops to 6-Week Low on Europe Concerns Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    Why Gold Will Rally

    Gold fell to a six-week low on renewed economic worries over the euro zone, which weighed down on bullion's inflation-hedge appeal.