Spot gold was little changed at $1,801.47 per ounce by 0249 GMT, up nearly 1.5% for the week. U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,806.80. BENGALURU: Gold was set for a fifth straight weekly gain on Friday as worries over a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases kept the safe-haven metal near the technical $1,800-per-ounce threshold. Spot gold was little changed at $1,801.47 per ounce by 0249 GMT, up nearly 1.5% for the week. U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,806.80. "It's been a week where all the same risks remain, and fundamentals have yet to tangibly change," said IG Markets analyst Kyle Rodda. However, longer-term technicals suggest a slowing in the price momentum, and positioning is pointing to a market very long on gold, implying a short-term pullback is possible, Rodda said. More than 60,000 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported across the United States on Wednesday, the largest one-day increase by any country since the pandemic emerged in China last year. Data showed U.S. shoppers were staying out of stores in areas where cases are rising the most, dampening hopes of a quick recovery in the world's biggest economy. Surging cases also boosted the dollar, making gold more expensive for holders of other currencies. Americans filing for jobless benefits dropped to a near four-month low last week, but a record 32.9 million people were collecting unemployment checks in the third week of June, supporting expectations the labour market would take years to recover. Reflecting risk-off sentiment, Asian equities fell on concerns of fresh lockdowns in the United States. Further highlighting the pandemic's impact, the Bank of Japan cut its economic view for all of the country's regions for the second straight quarter, the first such downgrade since 2008, while German exports rebounded less than expected in May. SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings slipped 0.15% to 1,200.82 tonnes on Thursday. Palladium fell 0.2% to $1,938.30 per ounce, platinum declined 1% to $825.09, and silver slipped 0.4% to $18.60. - Reuters
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