NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. gold futures rose 8 percent on Wednesday, soaring above $840 an ounce as investors poured into the gold market as a safe haven amid heavy losses in stocks and ongoing financial turmoil, traders said.
The U.S. gold contract for December delivery was up $58.70, or 7.5 percent, at $839.20 an ounce at 11:55 a.m. EDT on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The session high was $843.60.
Reporting by Frank Tang
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