Gold prices ended lower Friday, but finished the week up 0.2%, following positive U.S. economic data and optimistic tones from President Trump about the signing of a partial U.S.-China trade deal, which dulled haven demand for the precious metal.
Gold for February delivery on Comex lost $3.50, or 0.2%, at $1,480.90 an ounce. That left bullion up 12.6% on the year, even as a risk-on tone for U.S. stocks led to another fresh round of all-time highs Friday. Silver for March delivery lost 70 cents, or 0.4%, to settle at $17.154 an ounce, for a weekly gain of 0.8%.
Source : MarketWatch