Gold Rises After Biggest Drop in Almost 3 Weeks; Silver Gains

Source: Bloomberg  (10/23/07)

"Gold's move yesterday was a bit overdone," said Jonathan Barratt, managing director of Commodity Broking Services in Sydney. Demand for gold as an investment underpinned bullion at around the $746 level, he said.


Gold rose in Asia after the biggest decline in almost three weeks was seen as overdone by some investors. Silver gained.

Bullion lost 1.4 percent yesterday, the largest one-day drop since Oct. 2, as the dollar's rebound from a record against the euro reduced the precious metal's appeal as an alternative investment. The euro stabilized at $1.4197 at 10:48 a.m. Singapore time today, after losing 0.8 percent yesterday.

"Gold's move yesterday was a bit overdone," said Jonathan Barratt, managing director of Commodity Broking Services in Sydney. Demand for gold as an investment underpinned bullion at around the $746 level, he said.

Gold for immediate delivery gained as much as $3.70, or 0.5 percent, to $757.90 an ounce, before trading at $757.60 at 10:36 a.m. in Singapore. It fell to as low as $745.83 yesterday. Silver for immediate delivery gained 3 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $13.50 an ounce.

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