* Spot gold may gain more to $1,278/oz - techs * Silver on track for ninth straight weekly gain (Adds details, quotes) By Arpan Varghese Feb 24 Gold hit its highest in about 3-1/2-months on Friday, on a weaker dollar and as uncertainties surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump's policies and elections in Europe fueled safe-haven demand. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,254.10 per ounce at 0809 GMT, after touching its highest since Nov. 11 at $1,254.31 e
Feb 24 Gold prices held steady on Friday near 3-1/2-month highs hit in the previous session following tempered expectations of a U.S. rate hike in March, and as investors awaited clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policy. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold inched down 0.1 percent to $1,248.21 per ounce at 0054 GMT. The metal, which hit $1,251.14, the highest since Nov. 11, in the previous session, is on track to end the week up 1.1 percent. * U.
* Gold hits highest since Nov. 11 * Fed minutes reduce expectations of March rate hike * Investors look to Trump's address to Congress on Feb. 28 * GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates prices; adds comment, byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Peter Hobson NEW YORK/LONDON, Feb 23 Gold prices rose 1 percent to a 3-1/2-month high on Thursday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting further dampened expe