Depending on whom you ask, the precious metal is either about to collapse or is on the threshold of a massive move higher.
Barrick Gold is downgraded to 'neutral,' while Google and Starbucks are initiated with a 'buy.'
US markets set for a higher open ahead of economic data.
A reversal of the carry trade buoys precious metals for the first time since last summer.
US markets seem set to finish this strong week on a higher note as the Japanese currency slumps to 4.5 year low.
Markets are headed for a down open on slower than expected growth in China.
US markets are set for a steady open after China's recent drop in PMI has reversed, and ahead of several US economic reports.
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