Each weekday, Cash4Gold will troll through the web's gold banter and post some of the bigger or more interesting stories. Following is a run-down of today's features:
"US gold ends flat as oil rises, dollar up"
Author: James Pethokoukis
Main Points: Gold finished the day unchanged, settling at $953.30 an ounce. The price was as low as $946.20 and as high as $959.60 during the day.
The initial drop was in response to a strengthening dollar, but then rose amid a crude oil rally.
Analysis: There are opposing forces involved, which makes upward momentum difficult and raises doubts about passing the $1,000 level sometime soon. The dollar strengthens, gold will drop; but as the economy rebounds, inflationary concerns increase -- and gold will rise.
This is the first time that gold dropped on the second session of a week during the past three weeks. Thursday will be a key indicator.