Gold Finishes Flat After Multiday Run

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures were little-changed Thursday, as the yellow metal appeared to take a pause after two straight days of sharp gains. April gold closed 30 cents, or less than 0.1%, lower at $1,238.80 an ounce. Gold is looking at a 0.2% weekly gain. The precious commodity has benefited from haven bids amid uncertainty about the global economy, the emergence of negative interest rates in Japan and Europe, and the prospect of rates being lower for longer in the U.S.

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