Eurozone worries, positive data in the US, a stronger dollar and end-of-quarter trading were pushing prices in different directions.
But bulls resist efforts to muscle the market lower. Gold briefly tops $1,314. Hewlett-Packard rises on bullish outlook. Nintendo tumbles on an earnings warning. A big IPO is postponed.
As the third quarter winds down, prices hang on to record highs.
After an early drop, prices settled at a new record high as traders adjusted their portfolios ahead of the third quarter's close.
Exchange-traded funds in real estate, agriculture and emerging markets are worth watching..
Prices maintain record highs as central banks increasingly hold on to reserves.
In a big week for the economy, reports are due on home prices, economic growth, manufacturing and auto sales. Apple may top $300; look for gold to close above $1,300.
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