Gold steadied on Friday in seesaw trade as the dollar retreated on lacklustre U.S. jobs data, putting bullion on course to notch its best week in six weeks following a surge of more than 2% in the previous session as U.S.-China trade relations soured further.
* Platinum, silver set for first weekly decline in four
Gold prices steadied on Tuesday, a day before the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, as investors awaited more information on the outlook for interest rate cuts by the U.S. central bank.
* FOMC policy decision at 1800 GMT on Wednesday
July 29 Gold prices firmed on Monday on
expectations of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve this week,
while investors awaited cues on the future trajectory of
monetary easing by the U.S. central bank.
* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl
Gold prices inched higher on Friday as investors shrugged off concerns that stronger-than-expected consumer inflation in the United States could influence the U.S. central bank's decision on aggressive monetary policy easing.
* Powell: Fed will act "as appropriate" to sustain economic
Gold prices recouped losses to rise over 1% on Wednesday as the dollar slid after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell fanned expectations of an interest rate cut, citing risks to the U.S. economy.
July 9 Gold edged up on Tuesday after falling to
a one-week low earlier in the session as investors used the drop
in prices to buy the yellow metal with bullion holding a key