(MarketWatch) – On Friday, gold futures fallen toward $1,300 an ounce, ready for a loss of more than 3 percent for the week as the U.S. dollar rallied against the euro on speculation that reduced euro-zone inflation may punctual the European centered Bank to lower interest rates.
Gold for December delivery fallen $16.70, or 1.3 percent, to $1,307 an ounce on the Comex partition of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Following the most-active agreements, prices were poised for a decrease of more than 3 percent for the week and a settlement at the lowest grade since Oct. 16.
Prices declined around 2 percent on Thursday after the Federal book — in a statement Wednesday — maintained the pace of bond-buying, but kept tapering designs on the table. For the month of October, gold charges dropped 0.3 percent.
December shiny was down 2 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $21.85 an ounce Friday, swapping down about 3.5 percent for the week after finish the month of October with a gain of 0.7 percent.
The U.S. dollar on Friday rallied against other foremost currencies, particularly the euro, making dollar-denominated products such as gold more costly for holders of other currencies.
Vedant Mimani, lead portfolio supervisor of the Atyant Capital Global possibilities finance said the dollar “has been rather strong in recent sessions, and that has conceived some pressure on gold,”
The dollar index increased to 80.752 from 80.221 late Thursday, while the euro decreased to $1.3486 from $1.3587. Data Thursday displayed inflation in the euro zone fell to the smallest grade in around 4 years in October, fueling speculation that the European centered Bank will slash interest rates.