Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had ticked up 0.6 percent to $7,428 per tone.
Copper climbed on Thursday, helped by a weaker dollar and hopes for more economic stimulus in the United States and China, which would boost global demand for metals.
The U.S. gold futures contract for December delivery was trading nearly flat at $1,607.70.
Spot gold had inched up 0.1 percent to $1,605.14.
Gold hovered above $1,600 an ounce on Thursday, as investors waited for more clues on the timing and extent of any further stimulus from central banks after U.S. data painted a mixed picture on the health of the world’s largest economy.