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Gold prices spiked Friday as all eyes were on Fed chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s speeches at this year’s Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming. The metal traded in the green, last at $1,295.90 an ounce. However, one gold expert is still waiting for the metal to close above key resistance before he becomes ultra-bullish.

Gold prices managed to move into positive territory Wednesday afternoon following the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting, which had a dovish tone. December gold rose $3.20 to settle at $1,282.90 an ounce. The rally comes after the metal came close to hitting the key psychological level of $1,300 last. ‘The minutes were extremely dovish...

After a relatively muted summer, gold is now ending the week 2% higher. Gold was last quoted up $10.10 at $1255.40 an ounce, its highest level since June 26.

"We definitely hit a bottom last week...I still think we have higher to go," said Gary Wagner of thegoldforecast.com. '

“With the fundamental events in the marketplace now, we could see a break above $1,300 now,” he added. "A break above $1273 would signal the proper momentum to get back to this level."

After rising for three straight sessions, gold came down $1.40 an ounce at $1,217.70 on Thursday. ‘Right now, we hit an intraday low this week at around $1,204 so to me there is some hope that $1,200 will hold as a support level," said Gary Wagner, editor of thegoldforecast.com. In the past three days, gold has had a higher intraday low than the previous trading session on each occasion, Wagner added.

The gold market saw additional selling pressure in late-afternoon trading Wednesday, following the early release of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony scheduled for Thursday. However, to technical analyst Gary Wagner, this knee-jerk reaction is a necessary correction in gold’s overall rally. ‘We might go into period of consolidation but overall I am bullish,’ he told Kitco News. ‘Gold challenged the $1,300 mark and I still think we can take that out this year.’

Gold prices continue to hold on to small gains after initial weekly U.S. jobless claims saw muted change, rising by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 234,000 in the week to Saturday, the government said. Gold was already showing some modest gains ahead of the report and was relatively unchanged in initial reaction. June Comex gold futures last traded at $1,257 an ounce, up 0.31% on the day. “Immediately following the release of the minutes, we saw U.S. equities moving modestly to higher ground.

Gold prices saw some volatility Friday, first moving higher as it caught a safe-haven bid following President Trump's missile strike on Syria and the release of weaker jobs data in the U.S. However, the yellow metal fell under pressure later in the trading session after hitting a five-month high overnight. Can gold's regain momentum and move higher next week?

Gold prices ended the U.S. day session moderately up and hit a four-week high following last week's uptick. New money is flowing into gold, said Gary Wagner, publisher of the goldforecast.com, on Monday. After the failure to push through a healthcare reform package on Friday, Wagner noted that it has raised questions over President Trump's ability to deliver promised tax cuts and spending plans.

Gold prices are higher Thursday, hitting a six-week high, and have moved above the key psychological barrier at $1,200.00. “What is interesting is that we are now seeing some similarities between the beginning of 2016 and the beginning of 2017,”said  Gary Wagner, publisher of the goldforecast.com. “Gold prices had been under tremendous pressure throughout the 2015 calendar year, with prices culminating at a four-year low at 1050 per ounce.