Gold futures finished higher Thursday, recouping much of the losses suffered a day earlier, as traders awaited monthly domestic employment data due at the end of the week, which may influence haven demand for the precious metal.
Gold for February delivery on Comex added $2.90, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,483.10 an ounce, following a loss of 0.3% on Wednesday. March silver rose 14.3 cents, or 0.9%, to $17.059 an ounce, on the back of a 1.9% loss a day earlier.
January platinum declined 0.1% to $900.60 an ounce, while March added 0.02% to $1,845.70 an ounce.
March copper rose 0.2% to $2.663 a pound.