Gold futures up for the week to mark at highest settlement since mid-June

Gold futures climbed on Friday as disappointing growth in August U.S. nonfarm payrolls weakened the dollar, prompting prices for the dollar-denominated precious metal to end higher for the week. December gold rose $22.20, or 1.2%, to settle at $1,833.70 an ounce after trading as high as $1,836.90. That was the highest settlement for a most-active contract since June 16, FactSet data show. For the week, prices climbed by about 0.8%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Gold futures up for the week to mark at highest settlement since mid-June
Gold futures climbed on Friday as disappointing growth in August U.S. nonfarm payrolls weakened the dollar, prompting prices for the dollar-denominated precious metal to end higher for the week. December gold rose $22.20, or 1.2%, to settle at $1,833.70 an ounce after trading as high as $1,836.90. That was the highest settlement for a most-active contract since June 16, FactSet data show. For the week, prices climbed by about 0.8%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.