Gold futures mark highest finish in almost 6 weeks
Gold futures climbed to their highest settlement in nearly six weeks on Monday, with support from weakness in U.S. Treasury yields offsetting pressure from a rise in the dollar. The precious metal's relatively quiet price action "may wind up being the calm before the storm of a significant market move," said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research. "Real interest rates are as low as they have been since the beginning of the pandemic, which is supportive of gold as rising inflation expectations are outpacing the rise in benchmark interest rates." December gold climbed $10.50, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,806.80 an ounce. Prices based on the most-active contract settled at their highest since Sept. 14, after posting a gain of about 1.6% last week, according to FactSet data.
-Myra P. Saefong
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October 25, 2021 13:41 ET (17:41 GMT)
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