Gold prices edged higher on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and optimism over a new U.S. coronavirus relief aid after President Donald Trump said talks with Congress have restarted.
Spot gold rose 0.3% to $1,898.31 per ounce by 0054 GMT.
U.S. gold futures were up 0.4% at $1,902.60.
The dollar index was on track for a second consecutive weekly decline.
Gold-backed exchange traded funds added more than 1,000 tonnes of bullion worth $60 billion at current prices to their stockpile in the first nine months of 2020, driving a sizzling price rally, the World Gold Council said.
The world’s central banks sold more gold in August than they bought, the WGC said, ending a year-and-a-half-long run of monthly gold accumulation and helping stall a rapid rise in gold prices.
Silver rose 0.4% to $23.93 per ounce, platinum gained 0.6% to $867.06, and palladium was up 0.3% to $2,379.29.