A falling greenback helps push prices higher as traders play it safe headed into the long holiday weekend.
Prices are caught in a tight range as investors sell excess contracts and opt for cash headed into the long weekend.
Last month's losses weren't very big and the finish was strong, which could give bulls some cheer. But the market holds some sizable risks in coming weeks and perhaps beyond.
Prices climb as investors worry about slowing growth in China, a weak durable goods report in the US and Greece's debt situation.
Prices rally as investors seek protection amid mounting sovereign debt concerns in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
As debt worries weigh on the euro, the yellow metal's relative strength amid a surging dollar may cheer bulls.
European debt concerns overshadow a stronger dollar to send prices higher, capping a muddled week for the metals.
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