21 Apr '11, 4am

Gold roars to all-time high for fifth straight

Gold roars to all-time high for fifth straight

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bullion powered to a lifetime high for a fifth consecutive session on Thursday on a sharply weaker dollar, while lingering tensions in the Arab world, worries about the euro zone crisis and U.S. fiscal health offered additional support. Silver roared to its highest in more than three decades as it tracked a rally in gold, which was also spurred by a threat of a downgrade to the United States' triple-A credit rating. The gold-silver ratio -- the number of silver ounces needed to buy an ounce of gold -- was at its lowest since 1983. Spot gold rose to a record high of $1,508 an ounce and stood at $1,505.86 an ounce by 12:31 a.m. EDT, up $7.71 an ounce. U.S. gold futures also hit a lifetime high at $1,508.9 an ounce. "The U.S. effectively lost its triple-A rating in the eyes of investors that really matter quite some time ago, back when gold broke $1,000 ...

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