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    Gold Slips On Strong Dollar, U.S. Stimulus Doubts

    Gold Slips On Strong Dollar, U.S. Stimulus Doubts

    Gold fell below the key psychological level of $1,900 on Monday to its lowest in more than a week, pressured by a firmer dollar and stalled progress in talks for a new U.S. coronavirus aid package.

    Gold fell below the key psychological level of $1,900 on Monday to its lowest in more than a week, pressured by a firmer dollar and stalled progress in talks for a new U.S. coronavirus aid package.

    Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,897.35 per ounce by 0711 GMT, after hitting $1,890.19, its lowest since Oct. 15.

    U.S. gold futures were down 0.4% at $1,898.20.

    “There seems to be a lack of impetus to find extra buyers (for gold)… A lot of it is because we’re trading in the looming shadow of the U.S. elections and stimulus speculation,” said IG Markets analyst Kyle Rodda.

    The dollar rose 0.2% against rivals.

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said the Trump administration was reviewing the latest plan for more COVID-19 relief and that she expected a response on Monday.

    But with the presidential elections fast approaching, analysts said a victory for Democrat rival Joe Biden could help gold rally on a potential large stimulus package, especially amid COVID-19 cases surging in the United States.

    France registered a record increase in infections over the weekend and Spain announced a state of emergency as cases surged through Europe.

    Widely viewed as a hedge against inflation and currency debasement, bullion has gained 25% this year as central banks and governments unveiled unprecedented stimulus to cushion the economic fallout from the pandemic.

    A break below support at $1,887 per ounce could push gold lower to $1,872, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.

    Elsewhere, auto-catalyst metals palladium shed 0.8% to $2,372.80 while platinum fell 2% to $883.14.

    “Although supply shocks for the pair have eased in recent weeks, Chinese car sales continue to eclipse expectations, which paints a bullish picture into the year end and should keep prices buoyant,” MKS PAMP said in a note.

    Silver dipped 1.8% to $24.14 per ounce.

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