Gold prices stagnated on Monday, drifting slightly higher after putting in some wide swings during Christmas week.
At last check, gold for February delivery GCG5, -0.04% was up 40 cents to $1,195.80 an ounce. Silver for March delivery SIH5, +0.39% ticked up slightly to $16.20 an ounce.
Gold prices ended last Friday on a big uptick but still finished down a bit for the holiday-shortened week due to heavy losses in the prior sessions.
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“Short term volatility will be high, but the price will trend higher,” he wrote. “Gold is working off what is an overbought technical condition, and should be poised to stage a significant rally by early January.”
In other metals trading, platinum for April delivery PLJ5, -0.19% gave up 50 cents to $1,219.40 an ounce. Palladium for March delivery PAH5, -0.32% shed $1.35 to $817.25 an ounce.
High-grade copper for March delivery HGH5, +0.20% tacked on 1 cent to $2.83 a pound.