UNITED STATES May 02 2016 5:06 PM
NEW YORK (Scrap Register): United States scrap gold prices gained on Friday while gold futures prices at New York Mercantile Exchange posting the highest settlement since January 2015, as a slump in the greenback to its lowest level in about 11 months lured investors into dollar-denominated commodities.
The major gold scrap commodities on the Scrap Register Price Index traded up on Friday. The 9ct hallmarked gold scrap prices gained to $467.655 an ounce and 14ct hallmarked gold scrap prices increased to $729.542 an ounce. The 18ct hallmarked gold scrap and 22ct hallmarked gold scrap prices also advanced at $935.31 an ounce and $1142.326 an ounce respectively.
According to Scrap Register Price Index, the 9ct non-hallmarked gold scrap prices advanced to $442.344 an ounce and 14ct non-hallmarked gold scrap prices up to $690.057 an ounce on Friday. The 18ct non-hallmarked gold scrap and 22ct non-hallmarked gold scrap prices are also traded higher at $884.688 an ounce and $1080.499 an ounce respectively.
The most active June gold contract on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled higher by $24.10 to $1,290.50 an ounce on Friday, marking a fifth straight day of gains. The settlement was the best since late January 2015. Yellow metal prices ended roughly 4.4% higher for the month, based on the most-active contracts, and were up over 5% on the week.
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