FBS: Gold, silver tumble as firm dollar spurs profit-taking
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Gold and silver prices tumbled on Thursday, with gold shedding more than 4 percent and silver nearly 12 percent, as the firming dollar sparked profit-taking in the precious metals.
Spot gold was quoted at $832.00/834.00 an ounce at 1449 GMT, down from $868.75 in late New York trade on Wednesday. Earlier it touched a session low of $829.20.
Silver was at $11.07/11.13 an ounce, down from $12.52. It earlier touched a session low of $11.05 an ounce, down nearly 12 percent.