Spot gold rose 1.2% to $1,727.86 per ounce by 1:39 p.m EDT (1739 GMT). Most markets shall be closed for Good Friday on April 2.
US gold futures settled up 0.7% at $1,728.30.
“That is an upward correction in a structured bear market,” mentioned Phillip Streible, chief market strategist at Blue Line Futures in Chicago, including gold may climb to $1,740 earlier than yields resume its uptrend to push gold again down once more.
The greenback index retreated from Wednesday’s five-month peak, making gold inexpensive for different forex holders. Benchmark US Treasury yields additionally eased.
Additionally bolstering safe-haven gold’s attraction, information confirmed the variety of Individuals submitting new claims for unemployment advantages rose unexpectedly final week.
Whereas gold is taken into account a hedge in opposition to inflation, increased bond yields have threatened that standing as they improve the bullion’s alternative value.
On the bodily demand entrance, India’s gold imports in March surged to a report 160 tonnes, a authorities supply informed Reuters.
Amongst different treasured metals, silver was up 2.1% at $24.89 per ounce, whereas platinum gained 1.8% to $1,208.42
and palladium rose 1.3% to $2,651.79.
The closure of Russian palladium producer Nornickel’s two Siberian mines has aggravated an already severely tight palladium market, ED&F Man Capital Markets analyst Edward Meir mentioned, including the steel may climb additional.