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US Gold Scrap prices drop and continue to stay below $1,000 an ounce; Gold Futures settle to fresh low
Nov 30,2015 16:44CST
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United States gold scrap prices dropped on Friday; while gold futures prices at New York Mercantile Exchange settled to fresh five-year lows.

UNITED STATES November 30 2015 11:25 AM     

NEW YORK (Scrap Register): United  States gold scrap prices dropped on Friday; while gold futures prices at New  York Mercantile Exchange settled to fresh five-year lows, with the precious  metal posting its sixth consecutive weekly loss, as the strengthening dollar  continues to encourage selling.

The major gold scrap commodities on the  Scrap Register Price Index traded down on Friday. The 9ct hallmarked gold scrap  prices declined to $384.629 an ounce and 14ct hallmarked gold scrap prices  dropped to $600.022 an ounce. The 18ct hallmarked gold scrap and 22ct hallmarked  gold scrap prices also traded down at $769.258 ounce and $939.521 an ounce  respectively.

According to Scrap Register Price Index, the  9ct non-hallmarked gold scrap prices also dropped to $363.812 an ounce and 14ct  non-hallmarked gold scrap prices down to $567.546 an ounce on Wednesday. The  18ct non-hallmarked gold scrap and 22ct non-hallmarked gold scrap prices are  also traded higher at $727.623 an ounce and $888.671 an ounce respectively.  

However, the most active December gold contract on the COMEX division of  the New York Mercantile Exchange settled down by $13.80 an ounce to $1,056.20 an  ounce on Friday.

Gold futures prices at New York Mercantile Exchange  settled lower mainly due to the pressure from a firm dollar and prospects of a  U.S. interest rate hike next month.

The U.S. Commerce Department  reported that new home sales rose by 10.7% to 495,000 units last month. The  report came shortly after the U.S. Department of Labor said initial jobless  claims declined by 12,000 last week to 260,000.

A separate report showed  that durable goods orders jumped 3.0% in October, easily surpassing forecasts  for 1.5%. Core durable goods orders, excluding volatile transportation items,  rose 0.5%, beating expectations for an increase of 0.3%.


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