Gold and silver futures rose, capping the biggest weekly rallies in four months, as the outlook from the Federal Reserve for low U.S. interest rates boosted demand for the metals as hedges against inflation.
Gold fell in New York, capping a second straight weekly loss, as moves by China to fight inflation and slow growth eroded demand for precious metals and raw materials.
Gold climbed to a record for the third time this week as investors stepped up demand for a haven from financial turmoil. Silver futures rose to the highest closing price since 1980.
Cocoa futures climbed to the highest price in eight weeks in New York on signs of increasing demand for chocolate. Coffee also rose.
Gold fell to a two-week low on investor sales after the metal’s rally to a record this year. Silver, palladium and platinum also dropped.
"Lack of any news out of Ukraine is pushing the safe-haven premium of gold lower."
- Adam Klopfenstein on Aug 11, 2014