Gold futures on Thursday headed for their highest close in about a week, extending a climb from Wednesday following the completion of the first stage in a trade pact between the U.S. and China.
Gold for February delivery on Comex edged up $3.30, or 0.2%, at $1,556.80 an ounce, after the metal settled 0.6% higher a day ago. Gold is on pace for its best gain since Jan. 10, according to FactSet data.
March silver, meanwhile, picked up 4 cents, or 0.2%, at $18.025 an ounce, after gold’s sister metal rose 1.4% on Wednesday.
Yields for the 10-year benchmark note were at 1.78%, while the dollar, as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar Index was off about 0.1% at 97.114.
Source : Marketwatch