Gold futures ended with a modest loss on Wednesday, lacking support as some equities markets in Asia and the U.S. climbed and while commodities traders weighed the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a serious virus in China.
Gold for February delivery on Comex lost $1.20, or 0.08%, to settle at $1,556.70 an ounce, while March silver added 2 cents, or 0.1%, to $17.828 an ounce following a 1.5% loss Tuesday.
In other metals trading, March palladium rose 4.6% to $2,335.60 an ounce, with futures prices for the metal up more than 20% so far this year and continuing to score record settlements.
Meanwhile, April platinum added 1.4% to $1,021.30 an ounce. March copper shed 1% to $2.765 a pound.
Source : MarketWatch