Precious metals post glorious first quarter


Gold inched lower on Thursday but prices were set for their biggest quarterly gain since September 2020, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict lifted demand for the safe-haven metal.

Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,926.46 per ounce by 0245 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.4% at $1,931.00.

The metal has gained about...