Gold futures settled at a slight loss on Monday, finding little reason to move in either direction ahead of a mid-week policy update from the Federal Reserve and a U.K. general election that could roil markets.
February gold on Comex lost 20 cents, or 0.01%, to settle at $1,464.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 4.6 cents, or 0.3%, at $16.642 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data.
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The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war.
The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.704 in early Asian trade on Monday, after rising 0.3% on Friday.
The euro traded at $1.10575 , after hitting a one-week low of $1.10395 on Friday.
The dollar changed hands at 108.57 yen . It had lifted to 108.92 yen on the U.S. jobs data before losing...
Gold held a decline after a better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report on Friday led to a surge in equities, damping demand for haven assets.
Job gains roared back in November and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Payrolls jumped 266,000 last month, the most since January, according to a government report that topped all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey.
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Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday extending rallies on Wall Street after strong jobs data, as investors closely watched key events this week including central bank meetings and the UK elections.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.34 per cent or 79.11 points to 23,433.51 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.36 per cent or 6.11 points at 1,719.47.
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Gold futures headed higher Friday morning as weakness in the U.S. dollar helped to prop up the yellow metal ahead of a policy update from the Federal Reserve due in the middle of the week and a U.K. general election that could roil markets.
February gold on Comex picked up $3.70, or 0.3%, to trade at $1,468.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 8 cents, or 0.5%, at $16.680 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data.