Gold Futures Gain For The Session, Slip Lower For The Week

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures settled higher Friday, with a retreat in the U.S. dollar and weakness in Treasury yields boosting the metal's investment appeal. February gold rose $8.40, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,177.80 an ounce for the session. For the week, prices lost less than 0.1% from the $1,178.40 settlement of the most-active December contract a week ago.

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