The Fed's minutes did not signal any unity among members for a specific expiration date of easing and low interest rates, and these measures almost certainly won't end in the near term. Gold mining stocks were mostly lower on Friday. Shares of Randgold Resources ( GOLD) and Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM) each were losing 2.5%. Among volume leaders, Kinross Gold ( KGC) were dipping 1.9%, and Barrick Gold ( ABX) was down 1%. Gold ETFs SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD) and iShares Gold Trust ( IAU) were off 0.77% . -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. Follow @JoeDeaux
While causing upset among politicians and some business leaders, President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement helped boost stock prices across the chemicals and automotive sectors.