by Christopher Freeburn | September 27, 2012 5:17 pm
Gold jumped 1.5% on Thursday, its strongest gain in two weeks, to finish at a six-month high as investors sought security in the face of renewed worries about Spain, which unveiled an austerity budget in the face of recent protests and raising fears that it might need more economic help.
Gold futures for December delivery rose to $1,780.50 on Thursday, according to CME Group. Gold traded as high as $1,782.90 and as low as $1,753.20. Gold bullion closed in London at $1,780, according to BullionVault.
Silver futures for December delivery also slipped, closing down at $34.66 per ounce. Thursday’s high for silver was $34.815, while the low was $33.90.
Gold and silver funds moved higher in Thursday trading.
Gold and silver mining ETFs also posted strong gains during the day.
Gold mining shares rose across the board on Thursday, with Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) posting the biggest gain.
Silver mining shares rose sharply in Thursday trading.
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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