There is talk of a correction possible on Wall Street -- defined as a 10 percent drop after a sustained winning streak. That could move investors quickly to gold.
Wall Street provided a nudge on Monday. After sharp drops on Wednesday and Thursday last week, equity indexes in New York were off more than 1.5 percent Monday.
Gold prices added $13.40 Monday to $1,592.60 per troy ounce, remaining down for the week.
Silver added 29 cents to $29.04 per ounce.
Against the dollar the euro fell to $1.3074 from Friday's $1.3217. Against the yen, the dollar was lower at 91.59 yen from 94.55 yen.
The British pound rose to $1.5175 from $1.5078. The dollar rose to 1.0265 Canadian dollars from 1.021 Canadian.