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Precious Metals Settle Mixed as Gold Falls Back on Record High Stock Prices and Hawkish ECB

Feb gold (GCG21) on Thursday closed down -0.60 (-0.03%), and March silver (SIH21) closed up +0.088 (+0.34%).

Gold and silver prices on Thursday settled mixed. Gold fell back on hawkish ECB meeting results along with a rally in U.S. stock indexes to new record highs that reduced the safe-haven demand for gold. Silver prices rose on a slide in the dollar index to a 1-week low along with better-than-expected U.S. economic data that bolstered the prospects for improved industrial metals demand.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was bearish for gold but positive for industrial metals demand and silver prices. U.S. weekly initial unemployment claims fell -26,000 to 900,000, showing a stronger labor market than expectations for a decline to 935,000. Also, Dec housing starts rose +5.8% to a 14-1/4 year high of 1.669 million, stronger than expectations of 1.560 million. In addition, Dec building permits unexpectedly rose +4.5% to a 14-1/4 year high of 1.709 million... Read more

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