The Swiss franc gained nearly half a percent against the euro while the yen inched back into positive territory, touching a more than two-week high. It's trading about 2.4% higher on the week, which would be the highest such gain since the week ended February 3, according to FactSet data. Groundbreaking for new homes rose 3% to a seasonally adjusted 1.288 million units.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.1% to close at 20,937.82.
"Momentum players will shift from equities to gold where there is momentum that is now strengthening", said Nichols.
Following the end of a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed announced a decision to raise its policy rate target, as widely expected. With evidence building that wages and consumer spending are finally slowing, however, money market pricing has pointed to there being little chance of the bank raising rates to cool an economy at a time when political risks to growth are rising.
Weakness in the buck can make assets priced in the currency more appealing to those using other monetary units.
US stock indexes took a small step back Thursday, while bond yields recovered some of their sharp losses from Wednesday. Although there are lingering concerns about Trump's ability to implement his pro-business agenda, their enactment could cause the Fed to quicken its pace of rate increases-a negative for gold.
Oil prices slipped as support from a weaker dollar was offset by US crude inventories near record high levels.
Washington CB Jones injured on Pro Day
The severity of his injury is unclear, but the majority of mock drafts had Jones going early in the first round. Previously considered a first-round player, Jones would be looking at Round 3 if he were to fall two rounds.
But the dollar struggled to make more progress through the European morning and waned as NY traders arrived at their desks.
That helped Amsterdam's AEX stock index climb to its highest level in more than nine years, while both Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 hit their highest levels since mid-2015 as fears eased that the euro zone was heading inexorably towards a break-up. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 1.5 percent at $48.45 a barrel.
In Europe, millions of Dutch voters go to the polls Wednesday in an election overshadowed by a blazing diplomatic row with Turkey, with all eyes on the fate of far-right MP Geert Wilders.
Two-year notes, which are considered most vulnerable to Fed policy, were down slightly in price, while yields increased to 1.324 percent from 1.316 percent. Brent crude, which is used to price global oils, rose 26 cents to $52.00 a barrel.
Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, with the materials group leading broadbased gains as base and precious metal prices gained further ground following the Federal Reserve interest rate decision the day before.
CURRENCIES: The euro from dipped to $1.0746 from $1.0749 late Thursday, and the British pound fell to $1.2367 from $1.2358.
The Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement to sign free agent center Larry Sanders , according to multiple reports Monday. Assuming Sanders passes his physical Monday, the Cavaliers will waive Bogut to clear a roster spot for him.
The talks for this deal had started a year ago when Jared Kushner had met Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group. Technology firm 1WorldSync has reached a deal to lease 22,247 square feet at 300 S.
He had the mace in a jacket pocket and a book bag with a book on the President, a USA passport and an Apple laptop computer. In 2014 a man made it past eight Secret Service agents with a three-and-a-half-inch folding knife in his trouser pocket.
Congressman Blake Farenthold represents District 27, one of the three districts the panel now considers void. On Friday night, federal judges ruled 2-1 that some of Texas's 36 congressional districts violate the U.S.
Watson pointedly asked: "How do we assess that the neutrality (of the new order's text) isn't a subterfuge in some way?" U.S. District Judge James Robart will hear arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit brought by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
Young Sheldon , while being a spinoff of the Big Bang Theory , includes a number of veterans from the original show. Variety adds that the pilot script was written by "The Big Bang Theory" showrunner Steven Molaro .
BioWare's Ian Frazier was taking questions on Twitter from fans about the game when he was asked about the animations. Most , if not all, reports said that the issue is so bad that it affects the gameplay experience for every player.
The secondary collision occurred about one kilometre west of the first and involved seven tractor trailers and three vehicles. There was no immediate word on the number of people injured in that crash at about 3:30 p.m. on Highway 10 in the Magog area.
Treasury's Mnuchin says Trump doesn't want trade wars
Mnuchin is scheduled to meet one-to-one with China's Finance Minister Xiao Jie and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan. Mnuchin is in Berlin for the first meeting of the G20 finance ministers since Trump was sworn in on January 20.
Emperor receives Saudi king at Imperial Palace in Tokyo
After leaving Tokyo , the king is to lead his entourage of more than 1,000 cabinet members and corporate executives on to China. Retno added that in the next two months, the President would he send a minister to follow up King Salman's visit to Indonesia.
Saints trade WR Cooks to Patriots for draft picks
In the end, Butler could be on his way out, but could find that big pay check that he has been looking for. A large contingent of New England Patriots fans might soon be very let down and very vocal.
Team Israel takes first loss in World Baseball Classic
Israel's national team suffered its first setback at the World Baseball Classic on Monday, losing to the Netherlands in Tokyo. Danielle Barta, Jerusalem director of the Israel Association of Baseball, said the players have become role models.
Whoa! Starbucks Seasonal Cups Go Pastel for Spring
Sadly, the coffee containers won't be around for very long as they are debuting on March 16 and going away a few days later. The cups come in three colours - pastel blue, yellow and green - making them just ideal for your Instagram feed.