Gold futures slipped Thursday as a leading dollar index twisted in mixed trading, with the metal so far failing to find the haven bid that might be expected alongside a sharp tumble in early stock trading.
Gold for February delivery fell $1.10, or 0.1%, to $1,241.50 an ounce. March silver fell 13 cents, or 0.9%, to $14.45 an ounce.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was last down less than 0.1% and has spent time in positive and negative territory, on its way to a 0.2% weekly decline so far.
January platinum fell 1.3% to $791.60 an ounce and March copper sank 2% to $2.72 a pound.