Prices rally on weaker-than-expected employment growth and an uptick in the unemployment rate.
The blue chips see their best 2-day gains since September after a report on pending home sales surprises. Retailers report decent November sales. Gold briefly nears $1,400. Krispy Kreme shares soar.
Prices touched $1,399 but failed to muster the momentum needed for a stronger rally.
Has investor sentiment changed regarding the dollar, precious metals and fear?
Prices get a double-digit lift as investors seek safety.
The greenback pressures the yellow metal as the EU announces a $113 billion aid plan for Ireland.
Prices are down as investors lock in profits ahead of Thanksgiving.
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