Metals
Metals prices this morning are mixed with Jun gold +0.2 (+0.02%), May silver -0.068 (-0.38%), and May copper +0.004 (+0.16%). Thursday's closes: Jun gold +0.4 (+0.03%), May silver -0.144 (-0.79%), May copper +0.0075 (+0.30%). Metals on Thursday settled mixed with May silver at a 1-week low. Metals prices were undercut by the rally in stocks, which reduced safe-haven demand for precious metals. Gold was also undercut by a slight easing of French political risks after the latest polls showed pro-EU candidate Macron gaining a little ground in France's presidential election. The major bullish factor was the slide in the dollar index to a 3-week low.