Gold futures ended Thursday with a gain, turning higher for the entire week after finishing the previous session at its lowest level since late May. Craig Erlam of OANDA, a senior analyst, says traders may be watching the U.S. Inflation data on Tuesday. This is a day before the Federal Reserve announces its monetary policy. The gold for August delivery , GCQ23 +1.12% rose by $20.20 or 1% to settle at $1978.60 per ounce after losing 1.2% Wednesday. Prices for the most active contract are up nearly 0.5% for the week.