Metals Stocks: Gold set for highest finish in 3 weeks as economic data feed global growth worries

Gold continued to push higher Friday, overcoming strength in the U.S. dollar as investors reacted to global growth fears that were underlined by a round of downbeat economic data, as well as the Federal Reserve’s dovish tone earlier this week.

Gold for April delivery GCJ9, +0.39% on Comex rose $5.10, or 0.4%, to $1,312.40 an ounce. It was poised for a weekly gain of about 0.7%, which would mark its third weekly rise in a row. May silver SIK9, -0.27% was down 3.2 cents, or 0.2%, at $15.405 an ounce, but traded up 0.5% for the week.

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