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Gold Prices Extend Rally Past $910

Gold futures continued to post solid gains Tuesday, keeping the May contract above $900 an ounce.
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Gold futures continued to post solid gains Tuesday, keeping the May contract above $900 an ounce.

Recently, futures were rising $9.90 to $911.50 at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract has traded as low as $902.90 and as high as $912.30 so far during the session.

Gold analysts are now waiting to see if the rally in prices will hold. James Moore of says the advance "is seeing some fund interest

and ETF buying, as well."

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Moore believes the rally could be the start of something bigger, a tentative push out of the recent downtrend. "If we break through $920, we could pick up some fresh demand and technical buying", which would offset any profit-taking, he says.

Elsewhere, silver futures were climbing 38 cents to $12.47 an ounce, and copper prices were slipping 3 cents to $2.11 a pound.

In gold stocks,

Newmont Mining

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was trading relatively flat at $41.32, while

Barrick Gold

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was rising 2% to $31.53.

Shares of

Yamana Gold

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were climbing almost 2% to $8.66. The company will report first-quarter earnings after the market closes.

Agnico-Eagle Mines

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shares were rising 3.4% to $47.84, and the

Gold Shares

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exchange traded fund was unchanged at $89.37.

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