Gold futures recovered from a dismal week with sharp increases Friday, jumping 1.7% at a final bid of $1,591.60 per ounce, according to CME Group data. Gold reached a high of $1,596.50 and a low of $1,565.60.
Silver futures finished the day up about 0.8 %, with a final bid of $27.35. Friday’s high for silver prices reached $27.48, and the low was $27.05.
Gold bullion ended at $1,593 per ounce for Friday’s trading session in London, according to BullionVault.
“Gold has been a range trade with a bearish bias given the progressively lower highs since late February,” according to the latest technical analysis from bullion bank Scotia Mocatta.
Gold and silver trusts climbed across the board Friday.
- The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) was up about 1.1%.
- The iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:IAU) was about 1.1% higher.
- The iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) climbed about 0.3%.
Gold- and silver-mining ETFs all showed healthy gains Friday.
- The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) rose about 1.5%.
- The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ) climbed about 2.5%.
- The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE:SIL) was about 1.2% lower.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) gained about 1.6%.
- Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) was up about 0.8%.
- Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) showed gains of around 0.2%.
- Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) was up 2.7%.
- Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) was more than 6.7% higher.
- Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) jumped about 1.5%.
- NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG) was up close to 6%.
- Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) was up about 0.8%.
Silver-mining shares were mixed Friday.
- Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) dipped about 0.2%.
- Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) was flat.
- Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) was around 0.5% higher.
- Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) dipped around 0.5%.
- Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) rose 0.6%.
As of this writing, Angela Nazworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault contributed to this report.