Gold Overview


  • Gold Drops Below $1,650, Focus Shifts to Equities Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Gold fell below $1,650 an ounce after data showed disappointingly small growth in U.S. retail sales in January, while some investors stayed at the sidelines ahead of a G20 meeting later this week, which is expected to set the tone for the gold trade.

  • Gold Futures Settle Flat at $1,649 After Earlier Fall Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Gold futures settled nearly unchanged at $1,649 per ounce, as the dollar fell following a statement from the Group of Seven industrialized countries reaffirming commitment to market-determined exchange rates.

  • Gold Falls as Rangebound Trade Deters Investors Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Gold fell to a one-month low on Monday, as investment appetite for the metal was hurt by a sluggish price performance in the year to date.

  • Gold Steady in League With Euro, Outlook Weak Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Underlying sentiment in bullion and the euro was weak after the European Central Bank highlighted downside risks to the region's economy.

  • Gold Reverses Losses After ECB Holds Fire on Rates Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    Gold eased after the European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates unchanged and as the focus turns to an imminent press conference that could give further clues on monetary policy.

  • Gold Ends Higher as Equities Come Under Pressure Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Gold edged higher, recovering early losses, as stocks came under pressure from renewed concerns over the euro zone economy, and on caution ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later this week

  • Gold Ends Below $1,674 After Rosy US Data Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Gold retreated from an initial rally as solid gains in U.S. equities and an improving economic outlook weighed on the metal's safe-haven appeal.

  • Gold Futures End Up at $1,676; Platinum Increases Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Platinum rose after mostly upbeat U.S. data signaled the economic recovery is gaining traction, with a soft earnings update from the world's biggest platinum miner and strong monthly U.S. car sales reports adding to support.

  • Gold Holds Above $1,660 Following US Jobs Report Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    Gold rose on Friday, set for a weekly gain, after U.S. nonfarm payrolls data showed modest job growth.

  • Gold Surrenders Gains as Euro, Stocks Retreat Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Gold fell nearly one percent on Thursday as investors disappointed by its failure to rally further on the previous day's soft U.S. growth reading cashed in gains.

  • Gold Rises on Surprise Drop in US Growth, Fed Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Gold rose after data showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, and stayed higher as the Federal Reserve left in place its bond-buying stimulus plan.

  • Gold Rises Off 2-1/2 Week Low but Fed Meeting Weighs Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Gold snapped a four-day losing streak, but gains were limited as investors sought further indicators of U.S. economic strength, including a Federal Reserve statement later in the week.

  • Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Fed Policy Meeting Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Gold edged lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of an eagerly awaited U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, which should disclose more details on the Fed's quantitative easing policy.

  • Gold Slides as ECB Boosts Appetite for Euro, Stocks Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Gold prices fell to a two-week low after the European Central Bank said banks would repay 137 billion euros ($183.2 billion) in cheap loans, which reassured investors the euro zone banking system was stabilizing.

  • Gold Slips to 1-Week Low Amid Market's Economic Jitters Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Gold fell to a one-week low after a repeated failure to break above a key chart level hurt investors' confidence in the metal.

  • Gold Down on EU Data, Better Economic Outlook Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Gold dropped, retreating from the previous session's one-month high, as signs of an improving global economy capped investor interest in safe-haven investments.

  • Gold Rises Above $1,690 on Japan Stimulus Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Gold rose on Tuesday as the Bank of Japan's pledge to launch an economic stimulus effort and a five-year high in U.S. equities prompted nervous investors to buy gold.

  • Gold Rises as U.S. Budget Talks Lift European Stocks Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    Gold prices rose on Monday as stock markets were lifted towards two-year highs by moves to break a budget impasse in the United States, and as the euro steadied.

  • Gold Firms; Chinese Data Lift Stocks, Commodities Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    Gold prices firmed on Friday, tracking gains in equities and other commodities as encouraging data from China and the U.S. boosted optimism.

  • Gold Moves Higher on Rosy US Economic Data Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Gold was supported by ongoing concerns about U.S. debt talks, and as strong U.S. data fanned hopes for a strengthening recovery