improving demand for the metal on signs U.S. and European central banks will continue loose monetary policies in the medium term. "We have seen little selling coming into the market which is understandable given gold is about $20 higher from the lows traded in Asia on Thursday," MKS Group trader Jason Cerisola said, adding that gold has very good support at $1,310 level.
Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.22 percent to 963.14 tonnes on Thursday. [GOL/ETF] Palladium, which touched its highest since late October 2015 on Thursday, was heading for its fifth straight week of gains. It dipped 0.4 percent to $679.60. Silver, which hit a near two-week low on Thursday, was down 0.2 percent to $19.72 an ounce. Platinum was down 0.2 percent to $1,095.05.