Gold Above $1225 But Caution Prevails

Gold retained overnight gains on Friday and looked set to snap a three-week losing streak on weaker equities, but it continued to be in danger of breaking below the key $1,200-an-ounce level as the dollar was poised for an eleventh week of gains.

Spot gold was steady at $1,223.10 an ounce by 0035 GMT, on track for a gain of 0.5 percent for the week.  Gold rose 0.5 percent on Thursday, rebounding sharply from a nine-month low touched earlier in the session, as a sharp sell-off in U.S. equities prompted investors to buy bullion as a safe haven.

Investors will be focused on the U.S. GDP data to be released later today to gauge the strength of the economy and its impact on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.


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