Gold and silver prices firmed on Friday amid dollar weakness and worries over a potential US government shutdown.
The yellow metal traded up 0.5% as of 1115 GMT, trading at $1,335 per ounce.
Silver prices were similarly boosted, trading 0.6% higher at $17.07 per ounce.
Meanwhile, the US dollar basket was down by 0.2%, mainly due to concerns surrounding a possible US government shutdown.
On Thursday evening in the US, legislation intended to prevent a US government shutdown encountered opposition.
The US Congress now faces a midnight deadline on Friday to approve legislation to prevent government and federal agencies being forced to shutdown due to funding issues from as early as Saturday.
Republicans and Democrats are currently deeply divided over immigration legislation.
However, the yellow metal may have limited upside, with Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao claiming on Friday that spot gold was still targeting $1,311 an ounce.
Gold has already risen fairly sharply over recent weeks, from $1,208 per ounce in early December.