Bullion prices soared for a second straight day Friday as gold hit a new record and closed $2.30 away from $1,400 an ounce. The yellow metal rose 3.0 percent this week as buying momentum surged on expectations that the Federal Reserve's new monetary policy will weaken the dollar and spur inflation [...]
Precious metals rallied Friday for a second consecutive day as the U.S dollar dipped and gold prices surged toward $1,360 an ounce. The yellow metal capped its third straight monthly gain and has posted six weekly increases in seven weeks.
Speculation that the Fed will weaken the greenback with a second round of monetary easing supported gold. Prices shot up 2.5 percent this week after falling 3.4 percent last week [...]
Gold and silver prices declined on Friday, cementing their first losing week in six as the U.S. dollar posted its first weekly increase in the same timeframe. Platinum fell as well, but palladium edged higher and will shoot for seven consecutive weekly gains before the end of October [...]