Gold prices finished lower on Thursday, with the metal’s short-term prospects linked to a firmer dollar, but investors keeping watch over the impact of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government and ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Longer term, most analysts remain upbeat in their outlook for precious metals as a mixed picture for the economic outlook and major global issues, including those trade negotiations and Brexit uncertainty, boost the appeal of the haven metal.
Gold for April delivery on Comex the contract with the most open interest, fell $4.30, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,285.90 an ounce. March silver lost 8 cents, or 0.5%, to $15.30 an ounce.
Source : Marketwatch