Gold and silver closed at $1,838 and $24.25 to finish the week up 2.7% and 6.9% respectively. The rise comes as the US dollar continues to decline, finishing down 1.1% for the week. The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 all closed at record highs today as investors brushed off November’s poor jobs report which came in well below expectations. Only 245,000 jobs were created last month, falling short of 440,000 forecasted. Unemployment came in as predicted, however, dropping to 6.7%.