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(Kitco News) – The gold market is seeing a gain above $2,000 as the market sees further support from disappointing home sales data.

Existing home sales declined 4.1% to a seasonally adjusted and annualized rate 3.79 million units last month, compared to September’s annualized rate of 3.95 million homes, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Thursday.

The latest housing data significantly missed expectations. Market consensus projections were calling for existing home sales to fall slightly to 3.90 million units.

The gold market was seeing solid momentum, breaking above $2,000 an ounce ahead of the disappointing economic data and is seeing further bullish flows in initial reaction. December gold futures last traded at $2,007 an ounce, up 1.35% on the day.

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