Gold Overview


  • Rallying Platinum Grabs Premium Over Gold Price Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    Platinum rose for a seventh consecutive session, driven by strong hedge fund buying after a mine labor crisis at the world's largest platinum producer in South Africa stirred fears of a supply shortage.

  • Platinum at Three-Month High; Gold Futures Settle Up Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Platinum rose to a three-month high on Tuesday, rallying for a sixth straight session as funds bought heavily due to a mine labor crisis in South Africa that sparked supply fears.

  • Platinum Surges Over 1%; Gold Rises Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Gold edged up, but trailed platinum's rise, helped by gains in agricultural and energy prices.

  • Gold Falls 1%, Ends Week Flat Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent on Friday, finishing nearly flat for the week, after growing inflation pressure in China dented hopes for more stimulus from the world's second-largest economy.

  • Gold Rallies After ECB Decision, Strong Chinese Data Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    Gold prices topped $1,675 an ounce, rising along with the euro after the European Central Bank gave no hints on near-term rate cuts.

  • Gold Loses Traction to Settle at $1,655 Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Gold eased in light trading, giving back some of the previous session's gains, while platinum group metals rallied as improving U.S. auto sales and a better economic outlook triggered fund buying.

  • Gold Ends $1,662 as Market Cheers Stock Rally Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    Gold ended above $1,662 an ounce on Tuesday, helped by a recovery in stock markets and a rise in physical demand.

  • Gold Falls as Fed Asset Purchases in Focus Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    Gold dropped as uncertainty about the duration of the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus program decreased bullion's appeal as a hedge against inflation.

  • Gold Falls, But Ends Off Lows on Jobs Data Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Gold fell on Friday, but rebounded sharply off a 4-1/2 month low after U.S. data showed job market growth has slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve may retain its monetary stimulus in the near term.

  • Gold fell on signs that the Federal Reserve is increasingly concerned about the risks of the Fed's asset purchases on financial markets, which undercut bullion's appeal. .

  • Gold Rallies on 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Gold rose nearly 1 percent on Wednesday, as economic optimism fueled sharp gains on Wall Street after U.S. lawmakers clinched a last-minute deal to avoid tax hikes that threatened to send the economy back to a recession.

  • Gold stretched higher on Monday on hopes that an agreement to head off a fiscal crisis could soon be at hand.

  • Gold Settles Down Amid Last-Ditch Budget Talks Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    Gold fell, wiping out what would have been its first weekly gain since November, as traders priced the market lower while awaiting the outcome of last-ditch U.S. budget talks before a year-end deadline.

  • Gold Gains as Markets Unravel on 'Cliff' Outcome Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Gold rose, but stayed in sight of last week's four-month lows as investors focused on talks between the White House and Congress to prevent the U.S. economy from plunging into recession next year.

  • Gold Inches Higher on 'Cliff' Deal Hopes Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    Gold edged higher on Wednesday as thin post-Christmas trading and anticipation that a U.S. budget deal might be done before the end of the year supported bullion prices.

  • Gold Flat on 'Fiscal Cliff' Fears Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold was little changed in thin pre-holiday trade on Monday, as prices stayed near a four-month low as the U.S. fiscal stalemate drove investors to the sidelines.

  • Gold Futures Rise to End at $1,660 an Ounce Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 3:19 PM ET

    Gold bounced back from near a four-month low as investors were discouraged by a weaker euro and stalled U.S. budget talks.

  • Gold Settles Below $1,646 on Fund Selling Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:06 PM ET

    Gold plunged below $1,650 an ounce, down more than 1 percent, and to its lowest since August as heavy liquidation by hedge funds and signs of an improving U.S. economy triggered selling.

  • Gold Settles Below $1668, Data Fails To Inspire Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Gold stalled on Wednesday, within sight of an almost four-month low as signs of progress in the U.S. fiscal talks that dented bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • Gold Tumbles on 'Cliff' Talk Hopes Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    Gold fell almost 2 percent on Tuesday to its lowest price since August, hit by heavy technical selling and growing hopes that U.S. legislators are closer to reaching a deal that would avert a fiscal crisis next month.