The gold price has clambered back above the psychological benchmark of US$1,200 an ounce and was worth $1,206/oz on the spot market earlier.
Base metal futures except tin were on the rise in Asian trade at the time of writing, with three-month LME zinc up the most at 2.65%.
In the US, the S&P500 hit a record closing high on Friday of 2874.69 points, and the few metals and mining stocks on the index closed higher, led by copper major Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) gaining 2.05%.
Metals and mining stocks on Toronto's S&P/TSX Composite Index also rose on Friday, closing up 2.92% overall.
There were strong gains in the gold sector, including Pretium Resources' (TSX: PVG) rise of 9.04% and Novagold Resources' (TSX: NG) 7.95%, both on no news.
The gold sector followed suit in Australian trade this afternoon, up 2.48% on the S&P/ASX200 at the time of writing. Resolute Mining (ASX: RSG) was up 5.19%, reversing Friday's dip on the release of its full-year results.
The diversified miners on London's FTSE100 ended the week with strong gains, with Glencore (LSE: GLEN) leading the way with a gain of 3.3%.
Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) was up 0.95%, a day after it announced it was a founding member of a body established to "engage" with the Democratic Republic of Congo government on the new mining code.
London is closed today for a bank holiday.