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 TheBullionDesk.com 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,
was trading relatively flat at $41.32, while
was rising 2% to $31.53.
were climbing almost 2% to $8.66. The company will report first-quarter earnings after the market closes.
shares were rising 3.4% to $47.84, and the
exchange traded fund was unchanged at $89.37.
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