Gold prices fell sharply on Wednesday as the yellow metal retreated from a fresh 9-month high.
Gold prices for February
delivery fell $9, or 0.5%, to $1,925 per ounce on Comex.
Silver prices for March
delivery fell 18 cents, or 0.8%, to $23.49 per ounce.
fell $16, or 0.9%, to $1,718.50 per ounce, while platinum for April
fell $21, or 2%, to $1,045 per ounce.
Copper for March
delivery fell 2 cents, or 0.5%, to $4.23 per pound.
Gold prices have risen more than 5% since the start of 2023, helped by signs of waning U.S. inflation and expectations for a recession. A weaker U.S. dollar and lower Treasury yields have also helped bolster prices for gold and other precious metals, analysts said.
“Gold and silver prices are weaker in early U.S. trading Wednesday, on some profit-taking from the shorter-term futures traders,” said Jim Wyckoff, senior analyst at Kitco.com.