Renewed worries in Europe over Greek debt and a lack of job growth in August in the U.S. are just two of the reasons market watchers expect gold to post price gains next week.
The most-active December gold contract on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled at $1,876.90, up 4.4% on the week. December silver settled at $43.069, up 5% on the week.
In the Kitco News Gold Survey, out of 34 participants, 25 responded this week. Of those 25 participants, 20 see prices up, while two see prices down, and three see prices sideways or unchanged. Market participants include bullion dealers, investment banks, futures traders and technical chart analysts.