Gold Prices Get Post-settlement Boost After Fed Minutes

By Wallace Witkowski Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices jumped in electronic trading Wednesday following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting. Gold for April delivery traded at $1,238.30 an ounce, up $5.00, or 0.4% higher than the $1,233.30 an ounce settlement on Wednesday. Gold settled lower Wednesday for a third drop in a row.

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