Gold Prices in 2014: After two days of declines, gold prices were up today (Wednesday).
Spot gold was last quoted up $12.40, or nearly 1%, at $1,293.20 on bargain hunting and short covering. Precious metal traders, however, remain guarded ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting and Friday's closely watched jobs report.
Gold prices slipped Tuesday after encouraging U.S. economic data sent Wall Street stocks higher. Spot gold ended Tuesday's session down $5.40 at $1,280.00 an ounce, a seven-week low.