Gold and silver futures recovered from early weakness
Gold and silver futures recovered from early weakness to finish with only
tiny losses in New York Thursday, Dow Jones reported.
Speculative buying returned after an early
profit-taking pullback that was blamed largely on a stronger U.S. dollar.
February gold settled down 80 cents to $549.30 an ounce but well up from a
low of $543.20. March silver settled a mere half cent lower at $9.06 an ounce
after a low of $8.93.