Gold drops out of its $1,600 support as investors sell to cover losses


Gold fell off its key $1,600 gain on Thursday after investors had sold off their positions in the precious metal in a panicked rush to save themselves from losses on Wall Street.  

Gold Futures in New York’s COMEX fell by 3.2% ($52.10) at $1,589.30 an ounce. In a session, intraday prices fell by a near $80 to $1,560.65 per ounce.

This resulted in a third consecutive day of losses for the safe-haven commodity, having dropped by almost 5% since the start of the week when Wall Street stocks plummeted by 10%.

Thursday’s stumble has led gold prices to lose more than $110 on the week, keeping it on a course to a 6.6% loss.


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