Prices shoot higher as central banks around the world agree to pump more money into the financial system to stabilize markets.
Prices hold their ground after Monday's 1.5% rally as the U.S. dollar shows more weakness.
Renewed hope for the euro weighs on the greenback, making gold a more attractive buy in other currencies.
Prices dip as cuts to Portugal's and Hungary's credit ratings strengthen the US dollar.
A stronger dollar weighs on prices as traders move into cash ahead of the holiday.
Prices plunge as economic turmoil in Europe and the US sends investors piling into cash.
Prices stabilize after Thursday's tumble, rising slightly as the greenback slips.
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