Gold and Silver Stumble After FOMC Minutes

On Thursday, gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) futures for February delivery, the most active contract, fell $14.20 to settle at $1,674.60 per ounce, while silver (NYSEARCA:SLV) futures for March dropped 29 cents higher to close at $30.72.Both precious metals took a pause after strong gains to start the year, but declined even harder as the Federal Reserve tries to keep the market guessing on its massive bond purchasing programs.The newly released Federal Open Market Committee minutes show that policymakers a...

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