Gold Climbs For 4th Straight Week As Dollar Softens

By Wallace Witkowski Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold climbed for a fourth straight week Friday to highs not seen for three months as the dollar softened and traders grew anxious over timelines for President Donald Trump's pro-business plan rollout and other geopolitical concerns. Gold for April delivery rose $6.90, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,258.30 an ounce, its highest finish since Nov. 10, for a weekly gain of 1.6%. Silver for March delivery advanced 22 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $18.34 an ounce, for a weekly gain of 1.6%. The U.S. Dollar Index , which had traded lower earlier in the session, was last up less than 0.1% at 101.07.

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