(Reuters) – Gold extended its record-breaking run on Thursday, driven by expectations of more monetary response as surging virus cases continue to pummel the U.S. economy.
hit an all-time high of $2,069.21 per ounce and was up 1% at $2,059.45 at 11:02 am EDT (1502 GMT). U.S. gold futures
also rose 1%, to $2,069.40.
“There are mixed signals that the economy is recovering and some of the signs of recovery are relatively superficial as they show aggregate figures and not how medium and small enterprises continue to suffer,” said Jeffrey Christian, managing partner of CPM Group.
“We have a very long way to go before we see a proper economic recovery.”
Data showed U.S. jobless claims fell last week, but a staggering 31.3 million people were receiving unemployment checks in mid-July, as new infections battered the economy.
Gold has rallied more than 35% this year as it