Gold prices touched their highest intraday level of the year on Friday, briefly topping $1,300 an ounce before pulling back to settle lower for the session. “The selloff is unusual as there was no data or market news to account for the [roughly] $15 drop” from the day’s highs, said Mark O’Byrne, research director at GoldCore. “Risk aversion has eased with stocks eking out small gains and some traders may have decided to take profits at the $1,300 level.” December gold
fell 80 cents, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $1,291.60 an ounce after trading as high as $1,306.90. For the week, it fell 0.2%.
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Gold fails to hold above key $1,300 level, posts daily, weekly losses