Gold traded mostly slightly higher in Asia, rose almost $10 in London, and popped to as high as $1215.13 at the open of trade in New York before it dropped back off a bit by late morning, but it then climbed back near its earlier high in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.44%. Silver climbed to as high as $18.095 by late morning in New York before it moderated its gains a bit in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.73%.
Euro gold rose to almost €947, platinum gained $11.50 to $1524, and copper gained 3 cents to about $3.28.
Gold and silver equities climbed over 2% by midday and remained near their highs into the close.
Treasuries remained lower after today’s $16 billion 30-year note auction drew a yield of 3.954% with a bid to cover of 2.77.