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Gold broke out of its price consolidation pattern last week. However, instead of continuing the previous uptrend, it closed down for the week at $1,866.30 per ounce, testing the previous low of the formation set back in August.
Last week, the gold spot price was down 4.58% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 1.85%.
U.S. equity markets posted losses in two of the three indexes last week. The NASDAQ Composite gained 1.11%, the S&P 500 lost 0.63%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.75%.
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The major stock market indexes were mixed last week, with some further consolidating gains seen this year. The NASDAQ 100 Index (the laggard for the week) was down 1.4%, the S&P 500 Index fell 0.6%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.03%, and the Russell 2000 gained 2.6%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose about 3 basis points, as Treasury bonds fell slightly for the week. Last week, spot gold rose slightly, gaining 0.4%.