Bloomberg News reports gold's performance is maintaining a string
of consecutive weekly declines in price counting from early November.
The stretch is gold's longest period of decline in more than a year.
The news comes amid indications the Federal Reserve may raise
interest rates three times during calendar year 2017 after announcing
a small rate hike the week before Christmas.
Investors, according to Bloomberg News, are selling their holdings
in exchange-traded funds backed by the precious metal.