by Christopher Freeburn | March 14, 2013 4:30 pm
A stronger euro and signs of increased physical buying in Asia sent gold up slightly in Thursday trading. However, lower-than-expected first-time unemployment claims in the U.S. bolstered confidence in the American economy, undercutting the metal’s safe-haven appeal.
Gold futures for April delivery rose 0.1% to $1,590.70 per ounce on Thursday, according to CME Group. Gold traded as high as $1,592.20 and as low as $1,575.20. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,592, according to BullionVault.
Silver futures for April delivery fell 0.5% to $28.78 per ounce. Thursday’s high for silver was $28.92, while the low was $28.51.
Gold and silver funds were mixed in Thursday trading.
Gold and silver mining ETFs were also mixed during the day.
Gold mining shares mostly moved higher on Thursday.
Silver mining shares also mostly increased.
As of this writing, Christopher Freeburn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Adrian Ash of BullionVault contributed to this report.
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