Gold rose on Friday taking advantage of a miss on the monthly U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report. The US economy added 130,000 jobs with market forecasts near 200,000 positions added in September.
The yellow metal rose as the market digested the jobs report miss and put the US dollar under pressure.
Gold will hold on to weekly gains but as a long weekend approaches due to the Columbus Day holiday investors will trim their dollar short exposure limiting the upside for commodities.
The weakest US jobs report this year took a toll on the US dollar. The headline miss was only part of the story, wages grew as much as expected and while the lower numbers this month do not raise questions on a December rate lift by the Fed it does affect the intensity of the market focus on next week’s inflation indicators.