Exchange traded funds (ETFs) were poised to open higher in the U.S. on Thursday, one day after they rallied as the Federal Reserve signaled it will stick to an easy monetary policy.

Gold futures were trading above $1,530 an ounce in morning action to a new record high.

SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) were up fractionally before the bell.

“The prospect of low interest rates and higher inflation expectations in the US, coupled with ongoing issues such as increasing euro zone debt concern and Mena unrest continue to create a bullish environment for bullion,” said analyst James Moore at FastMarkets.

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