Good as gold? Usually that means bad news for the US Dollar. And lately, the news has not been good.
Gold rose for a third day, climbing alongside other commodities including copper, as the dollar weakened before data forecast to show signs of economic recovery. Spot gold gained as much as 0.4 percent to $1,658.45 an ounce and traded at $1,654.48 at 1:40 p.m. in Singapore. The metal climbed to $1,667.90 yesterday, the highest since Dec. 13 and an increase of 6.7 percent this year. February-delivery bullion was little changed at $1,655.20 on the Comex in New York.