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PRECIOUS-Gold drops to seven-week low on Fed rate hike prospects

* Dollar holding near two-month peak * Robust U.S. housing data supports case for near-term Fed rate hike * Palladium, silver, platinum hit multi-week lows (Updates prices) By Koustav Samanta BENGALURU, May 25 Gold dropped to a seven-week low on Wednesday, driven by expectations of an early interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Bullion has taken a beating from the prospect of an imminent rate increase, as indicated by Fed meeting minutes released last

PRECIOUS-Gold hits 7-week low as Fed rate hike prospects boost dollar

BENGALURU, May 25 Gold slipped to a seven-week low on Wednesday as expectations of an early interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve pushed the dollar to a near two-month high. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was little changed at $1,226.41 per ounce by 0033 GMT. The metal fell to $1,223 earlier in the session, the lowest since April 7. * U.S. gold futures dipped 0.2 percent to $1,226.80. * The dollar stood near a two-month peak against a basket of currencies on We

PRECIOUS-Gold hits 4-week low as U.S. rate hike outlook weighs

* Hawkish comments from Fed fuel talk of near-term rate hike * Dollar rises to two-month high vs currency basket * Silver, platinum, palladium at multi-week lows * GRAPHIC-2016 asset returns: http://reut.rs/1WAiOSC (Updates prices; adds comment, byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Jan Harvey NEW YORK/LONDON, May 24 Gold fell to the lowest in more than four weeks on Tuesday as hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials in the previous session s

PRECIOUS-Gold hits 4-week low as U.S. rate hike outlook weighs

* Hawkish comments from Fed fuel talk of near-term rate hike * Dollar rises to two-month high vs currency basket * GRAPHIC-2016 asset returns: http://reut.rs/1WAiOSC (Updates prices, adds comment) By Jan Harvey LONDON, May 24 Gold fell to a four-week low on Tuesday as hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials in the previous session sent the dollar to a two-month high against a currency basket. The prospect of an early rate hike, as indicated by Fed meetin

PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 3-1/2 week low as U.S. rate hike outlook drags

* Bullion hit by prospect of Fed hike sooner rather than later * Could fall below $1,200 in next couple of months - analyst * Palladium marks lowest in nearly 6 wks, silver in five weeks (Updates prices) By Vijaykumar Vedala BENGALURU, May 24 Gold dipped on Tuesday to trade near a 3-1/2 week low hit in the previous session, pressured by expectations that the U.S Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner rather than later. The prospect of an early rate hik

PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 3-1/2 week low on Fed rate hike prospects

BENGALURU, May 24 Gold slipped in early trade on Tuesday to trade near a 3-1/2 week low hit a day earlier, as prices remained under pressure on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will increase interest rates as early as June. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold edged down 0.1 percent to $1,247.30 per ounce by 0056 GMT. The metal fell to $1,242.63 an ounce, the lowest since April 28 on Monday. * U.S. gold futures dipped 0.3 percent to $1,248 per ounce early on Tuesday

PRECIOUS-Gold touches 3-1/2-week low on Fed rate expectations

* Fed officials' speeches this week in focus * ETF SPDR Gold holdings highest since November 2013 * Silver, platinum, palladium at lowest since April (Updates prices; adds comment, byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Clara Denina NEW YORK/LONDON, May 23 Gold dipped to a 3-1/2-week low on Monday as expectations rose that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as June, but prices came off their lows as late-day short-covering entered

PRECIOUS-Gold lingers near three-week lows on Fed rate views

* Dollar eases, but still supported by Fed rate hike expectations * Asian shares rise after solid session on Wall Street (Adds comment, updates prices) By Koustav Samanta BENGALURU, May 23 Gold was steady on Monday as the dollar eased and Asian stocks firmed, with the metal holding near three-week lows on growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as June. Bullion has been under pressure since the Fed last week released the minu

PRECIOUS-Gold holds earlier losses on firmer Asian shares

BENGALURU, May 23 Gold held near three-week lows early Monday on firmer Asian stocks and growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as June. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,252.92 per ounce by 0041 GMT, hovering near three-week lows after declining for three days in a row. The metal fell 1.7 percent last week, marking its biggest weekly decline in two months. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.1 percent to $1

PRECIOUS-Gold firms, but set for biggest weekly drop in two months

* Gold set for third straight weekly drop, biggest since March * Fed outlook and dollar strength weigh on precious metals * GRAPHIC-2016 asset returns: http://reut.rs/1WAiOSC (Updates prices, adds comment) By Jan Harvey LONDON, May 20 Gold edged higher on Friday after two days of losses but remained on track for its biggest weekly slide in nearly two months on growing expectations for an increase in U.S. interest rates as soon as next month. Spot gold was up 0.

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