Prices rebound with the euro, clawing back from session lows on hopes that Greece can pare some of its debt through a bond swap deal.
After notching early gains, prices sink as the European Central Bank fails to ramp up its bond buying program.
Prices creep cautiously higher as investors await Thursday's European Central Bank meeting and a two-day European Union summit later this week.
Prices fall with the euro after Standard & Poor's puts 15 European nations on a negative credit watch.
Prices slip despite inflationary headlines as traders swap the metal for stocks.
Prices rise on reports that the European Central Bank will work with the International Monetary Fund to help bail out floundering eurozone nations.
Prices drift lower after climbing 3.7% in 3 days.
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