US employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, which could heighten concerns over the recent slowdown in economic growth and delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.
Gold edged up on Wednesday after hitting a more than four-month low in the previous session, while traders remained cautious ahead of the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting that may stoke expectations for a mid-year hike in US interest rate
Gold dropped to fresh eight-month lows on Monday on fears that the US Federal Reserve may signal an early interest rate hike at this week's policy meeting, while the strength in the dollar and weak physical demand also weighed on bullion.
Gold steadied below a three-week high on Tuesday as escalating tensions in Iraq attracted some safe-haven bids, while investors waited for a Federal Reserve meeting this week before taking any big positions.
The Fed's two-day
Brent oil futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Monday as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies, but U.S. crude held up due to a spell of cold weather.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is widel
Gold rose for a fourth session on Friday, gaining over 1 percent to hit a two-week high as weaker equities spurred demand for the metal as a safe-haven asset.
Gold, headed for its best weekly performance since October, was also su
Gold slid more than 1 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late June after the U.S. Federal Reserve took its first step away from the ultra-loose monetary policy that had helped drive bullion prices to record highs in recent years.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday embarked on the risky task of winding down the era of easy money, saying the US economy was finally strong enough for it to start scaling down its massive bond-buying stimulus.
The central bank mod
Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar recovered, retreating from a five-week high as investors started to factor in expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain its stimulus measures well into early 2014.
The Fed b
Gold fell to a four-week low on Thursday, on waning prospects of an imminent military strike against Syria and uncertainty over the time and pace at which the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to unwind monetary stimulus.