Prices slide as the greenback rallies, making the metal more expensive in other currencies.
Investors wait for Italy to sign austerity measures into law and for the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Prices plunge as auction demand for Italian bonds eases fears of a financial meltdown.
Fearing Italy could default on its debt, investors rush into haven assets, forcing gold to compete with a soaring US currency.
Prices claw their way higher as a weaker US dollar and haven buying boost the metal.
Prices rally on haven buying as headlines from Italy present the latest cause for concern.
Prices settle lower as the US reports lackluster job growth in October.
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